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 - details about the next Scheme will be posted here in the Autumn, and emailed to eligible graduates at the same time 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 Scheme Guide AberForward Graduate Scheme 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 2016

The AberForward Experience





Phone: 01970 628678

E-mail: aberforward@aber.ac.uk

Twitter: @AberForward