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 within an Aberystwyth University academic or service department, professional development workshops and 1:1 support, has three components:

  Internship Scheme Graduate Scheme Summer Scheme
Start date September Various June
Duration 10 months 4 weeks 8 weeks
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.
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 undergraduate students in any year, including those graduating the summer in which the Scheme is being held.
Scheme Guide AberForward Internship Scheme AberForward Graduate Scheme AberForward Summer Scheme Guide

Details about the 2017 AberForward Summer Scheme, the 2017/18 AberForward Internship Scheme and the next Graduate Scheme will be posted here in early April, late May and early October respectively; details will also be emailed to eligible students/graduates at the same time.


"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 2016


Phone: 01970 628678

E-mail: aberforward@aber.ac.uk

Twitter: @AberForward