What is AberForward?

AberForward provides a range of work-related training and work experience opportunities to Aberystwyth University students and recent graduates.

Details of the schemes currently available are listed below:

AberForward Summer Scheme

Who? 2nd year undergraduate students seeking to gain professional work experience and skills

What? 3-week, full-time, paid work placement in an Aberystwyth University academic or professional services department

When? Unfortunately, plans for the 2021 Summer Scheme cannot yet be confirmed due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Details will be posted here as soon as they are available and eligible students will be notified by email.

How? 2nd year undergraduate students who have told us that they are undecided about their career ideas and/or have little or no work experience will be sent further details via email. Enquiries and expressions of interest can also be made to aberforward@aber.ac.uk. The recruitment process involves an online application form, shortlisting and placement matching (no interviews).

AberForward Graduate Scheme

Who? Recent graduates (undergraduate programmes) who are not working (or who are working but not yet in the kind of graduate level role they're seeking) who feel they would benefit from a period of graduate level work experience

What? 5-week, full-time, paid scheme, involving career planning, employability and job search skills workshops, individual support and a 4-week work placement in an Aberystwyth University academic or professional services department

When? Unfortunately, plans for the 2021 Graduate Scheme cannot yet be confirmed due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Details will be posted here as soon as they are available and eligible graduates will be notified by email.

How? Those eligible to apply will be contacted by email. Enquiries and expressions of interest can also be made to aberforward@aber.ac.uk. The recruitment process involves an online application form, shortlisting and placement matching (no interviews).

AberForward+

Who? Current postgraduate research students (MPhil, MRes, PhD) seeking to gain work experience and transferable skills in a non-academic professional environment

What? Paid work experience and/or project work (up to 72 hours, to fit around studies) with a local employer

When? Various dates throughout the year

How? Postgraduate research students are invited to register their interest in the Scheme via an online form. The AberForward Team in the Careers Service will then keep them informed about relevant opportunities as and when these are negotiated with employers.