ABERcareers and Events
ABERcareers is our on-line portal that gives you very easy access to our services and a whole lot more, such as:
- Employer events with graduate recruiters, placement supervisors and Aber alumni – bookable through the portal
- Career and skills workshops delivered by our Careers Consultants – also bookable through the portal
- Vacancy database with over 7000 work opportunities of all kinds from across the globe, including integrated year in industry and placement vacancies
- 1:1 careers guidance appointments with our Careers Consultants – also bookable through the portal
- Enquiries function for all your questions
- Resources to help with your career planning
Simply log in using your Aberystwyth University username and password. If you have graduated from Aberystwyth University you can continue to use this portal. Visit our Graduates page for details on how to register for access.
Have a look at our ABERcareers video which gives you a quick introduction on how to use the ABERcareers platform.
Many of our workshops and events are now pre-recorded as webinars, or will be delivered as live webinars with recordings of some sessions being made available to you afterwards. See what we have to offer you below. You can also check out the highlights on our monthly newsletter which is emailed to all students.
Career and skills webinars - live
Career and Skills Webinars 2023
The Careers Service is running a series of live webinars on MS Teams to boost your employability skills during these challenging times. All webinars will be approximately 30 minutes with a 10-minute Q&A, unless otherwise stated. For more information, and to book your place, please visit ABERcareers - use the Search drop down menu to find and select Events.
Missed a session? Check Career and Skills Webinars - Recordings!
1st February, 10am - How to apply for jobs and work experience - All you need to know about the application process for graduate jobs and placements and how to maximise your chances of getting shortlisted.
7th February, 11am - Presentation skills - Graduate employers regularly ask for good communication and presentation skills. This webinar will give you an insight into the steps you can take towards developing and delivering an effective presentation.
13th February, 12pm - How to prepare for interviews - This webinar will help you prepare for upcoming interviews, with an insight into what to expect in your interview, types of questions that can come up and top tips on answering them effectively.
15th February, 11am - How to find internships and work experience - This webinar will give you an insight into techniques and resources for finding remote internships and work experience.
2nd March, 12pm - Assessment Centres - Join us in this webinar to discover what an assessment centre involves from an employer perspective. This session will include practical hints and tips on selling your skills effectively in this environment.
6th March, 2pm - Thinking about doing a Masters? - This informative session explores reasons for taking up Masters level study, how this fits within your own career thinking, alongside practical guidance on the application process.
9th March, 11am - How to network - Find out how and why you should start building your connections, how to network effectively and lots of other practical tips for making useful contacts. We will also cover how having a mentor can boost your career planning and thinking.
15th March, 11am - How you can work in the emerging green sector - With the UK government committed to a Net Zero Strategy by 2050 join this workshop to identify placements, graduate jobs and potential employers.
23rd March, 12pm - How about working for a smaller business? - This webinar will explore what it is like working, as a graduate, for a small business, as opposed to a larger organisation and will look at the specific skills requirements of smaller graduate employers
26th April, 6pm - How to create your own job - This webinar will look at self-employment and freelancing as alternative career paths to working in an estabished organisation, including details of how Aber Uni supports entrepreneurial students and graduates
Please note, workshop dates and times are subject to change, for up to date information and to book your place please visit ABERcareers
Career and skills webinars - recordings
A range of pre-recorded webinars are available to you at any time that suits you best. See below for the full list. Shorter recordings of the highlights of some of our live webinars will also be added to this listing, so keep returning to see what's new!
Autumn Webinars 2022
All about the Year in Employment Scheme - Find out more about the benefits of doing a placement and how it has helped students who have participated in this scheme.
LinkedIn 2 – using LinkedIn to network and research jobs - This interactive session will demonstrate how to use LinkedIn to develop your professional network, connect with employers online and find job opportunities.
Working abroad; everything you need to know about making the most of opportunities for students and graduates overseas - This session will look at opportunities for working in other countries and the best resources to help you find placements and graduate roles overseas.
ABER+ Interviews and disclosure - Interviews can be challenging, especially if you are a disabled student. This session will help you to prepare for interviews, including requesting adjustments and how to answer interview questions.
ABER+ Applying for graduate schemes/placements when you have a disability - Graduate schemes can be quite daunting to apply to and even more so if you have a disability. This webinar will help you approach and navigate the various stages of graduate scheme applications.
Aber+ Disclosure and Adjustments - This session will discuss the rights of disabled students in the recruitment process, and cover the Equality Act 2010, how to disclose and how to ask employers for adjustments.
CVs, Create a dynamic recruitment tool - This webinar will help you to write a positive marketing document aimed at employers outlining your transferable skills, apply for vacancies and get shortlisted for interviews.
All about Graduate Schemes - This webinar will look at Graduate Schemes; what they offer; how to apply to join them.
Preparing for a Careers Fair - This webinar will give you an insight into careers fairs along with top tips on preparing effectively.
LinkedIn - Building your profile - This session will take you through the process of building your LinkedIn profile and cover all the basics you need to get started.
Applying for part time jobs in Aberystwyth - Gain tips and advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs locally.
Getting into teaching/Applying for a PGCE - This session will take you through your teacher training options, the application process and how to approach writing your personal statement.
Spring Webinars 2022
Working for a small business - This webinar will explore what it is like working for a small business, as opposed to a larger organisation and will look at the specific skills requirements of smaller graduate employers.
Assessment centres - Discover what an assessment centre involves from an employer perspective with Jamie Wharfe, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Enterprise Rent A Car. This interactive session will include practical hints and tips on selling your skills effectively in this environment.
How to Network - Find out how and why you should start building your connections, how to network effectively and lots of other practical tips for making useful contacts. We will also cover how having a mentor can boost your career planning and thinking.
How to prepare for interviews - This webinar will help you prepare for upcoming interviews, with an insight into what to expect in your interview, types of questions that can come up and top tips on answering them effectively.
Thinking about doing a Masters - This informative session explores reasons for taking up Masters level study, how this fits within your own career thinking, alongside practical guidance on the application process.
Aber+ Presentation Skills - This webinar will help you gain some useful tips on being a more effective presenter. Whether it's presenting your dissertation or part of a job interview, you will get an opportunity to build on your confidence.
How to apply for jobs and work experience - All you need to know about the application process for graduate jobs and placements and how to maximise your chances of getting shortlisted.
Finding remote internships and work experience - This webinar will give you an insight into techniques and resources for finding remote internships and work experience.
Employer events & recordings
Attending an employer event is one of the best ways to find out about the world of work, direct from industry professionals. It's also an invaluable opportunity to build your confidence when meeting employers, and develop important skills such as commercial awareness and networking.
The employers and professionals who join us at all the events and sessions we run are all keen to meet you, tell you about the opportunities their organisation is offering, give you lots of tips as you take your next steps and share their career journey with you.
Many are Aber alumni too!
We offer a range of event formats - something for everyone, for example:
Sector-specific panels Different employers from the same sector discussing opportunities and trends and providing job search advice, with Q&A at the end
Ask Me Anything about... Insights from individuals and professionals about their career journey, their current role or even their recent placement year
Skills workshops Delivered by graduate recruiters, giving you the most up-to-date insight into current recruitment and selection practices
Careers Fairs With leading national and international employers from a range of sectors, course providers and careers consultants, a Careers Fair is an opportunity to:
- Build your professional network and put your questions to recruiters
- Improve your CV writing skills and get top tips for interviews
- Explore career pathways
- Discover what it really takes to make an application stand out
- Make direct applications to open roles
- Access exclusive content by joining live workshops and presentations
Our recommended next steps
1. Scroll down to find recordings of past events, where available, and view those of interest in your own time
2. Regularly visit the 'Events' section of ABERcareers for details of all types of upcoming employer events
3. Start preparing for the next Careers Fair by watching this webinar recording produced by our Careers Consultants and, in addition, this webinar delivered by Alexa Shoen, founder of #ENTRYLEVELBOSS, exclusively for students and graduates of Universities in Wales.
Recordings of 2020-21 employer events (MS Stream)
Teach First (October 2020)
Finance sector insight with Aber alumni from HSBC, KPMG and NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham (October 2020)
JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) programme (October 2020)
Economics with Business Management Aber graduate Kyle Edwards - Health & Wellbeing Manager at Lloyds Banking Group (October 2020) not recorded
Engineering sector insight with MBDA (October 2020) not recorded
International Politics Aber graduate Ross Paton - Prevent Outreach Officer (November 2020) not recorded
Geography Aber graduate Anna Bowler - Digital Marketeer (November 2020)
Performing Arts sector insight with Hijinx Theatre (December 2020) not recorded
Opportunities with Dyfed Powys Police (January 2021)
USA Summer Camp (January 2021)
EF - Teaching Abroad (February 2021)
All About Placements (8-11 February 2021): 4 days of webinars and online chat with employers (placement supervisors), Aber alumni, current Aber students and Careers Consultants
Your Graduate Future (22-26 February 2021): 5 days of webinars and online chat with employers (graduate recruiters), including Video interview skills with FDM, Aber alumni, Careers Consultants and guest speakers, including TEDx speaker and Wellbeing coach Toluwa Oyeleye and Confident Speaking coach Nick Elston
Darogan Talent (Wales' new graduate hub) information session (March 2021)
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