What is AberForward?

‌Building up your work experience and developing the skills employers want are essential steps in the journey towards securing a graduate job.

The University understands fully your need to gain relevant work experience and, as a result, developed ‘AberForward’, a learning and development opportunity for Aberystwyth University students and graduates!

This exclusive programme, which combines full-time paid work, professional development workshops and 1:1 support, has four components:


  Internship Scheme Graduate Scheme Summer Scheme AberForward+
Start date September Various June Pilot scheme: Autumn 2017
Duration 10 months 4 weeks 8 weeks Up to 72 hours
Who is this Scheme for? Ambitious, talented graduates seeking both their first graduate job and to take steps towards a career in Higher Education. Graduates who are keen to improve their graduate work-related skills and experience and refresh their CVs. Undergraduate students wishing to gain professional work experience, build their transferable skills and develop greater understanding of the world of work. Postgraduate Research students seeking to develop their non-academic skill-set and commercial awareness.
Who can apply? Full-time undergraduate students who are graduating the summer before the start date. Aber graduates who completed their undergraduate studies the summer before the start date. Full-time 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students. Postgraduate Research students.
Scheme Guide AberForward Internship Scheme Guide AberForward Graduate Scheme Guide AberForward Summer Scheme Guide


"Before starting AberForward all I wanted was a job, any job. Now I don't want a job, I want a career." Jamie Dearden, AberForward Summer Scheme


Phone: 01970 628678

E-mail: aberforward@aber.ac.uk

Twitter: @AberForward