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 2022

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 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!

 

Autumn 2022

10th October, 12pm - Applying for part-time jobs in Aberystwyth - This webinar will help students to source and apply for part-time work in the Aberystwyth area, as well as introducing them to range of services offered by the Careers Service.

13th October, 11am - 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.

18th October, 11am - LinkedIn 1 - 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.

20th October, 11am - Preparing for Careers Fairs - Careers fairs are a fantastic opportunity to meet employers and find out about the latest opportunities. But what really happens, and how do you prepare? Come along to this webinar to get an insight into careers fairs along with top tips on preparing effectively.

24th October, 11am - 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.

27th October, 12pm - All about Graduate Schemes - This webinar will look at Graduate Schemes; what they offer; how to apply to join them and will include input from employers who actively recruit graduates on to their programmes.

3rd November, 11am - CVs, Create a dynamic recruitment tool - This session will help you to write a positive marketing document aimed at employers outlining your transferable skills, apply for vacancies and get shortlisted for interviews.

7th November, 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 November, 11am - 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.

14th November, 11am - 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. We will also cover funding opportunities including the new Turing scheme (the replacement for Erasmus.)

16th November, 11am - 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 session will help you approach and navigate the various stages of graduate scheme applications.

22nd November, 11am - 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.

24th November, 11am - 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.

5th December, 12pm - Applying for graduate jobs? Here's how strengths can help - Join this session to recognise how to articulate your strengths to give employers genuine insight into your personality and fit when applying for graduate jobs. 

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.

 

Autumn Webinars 2021

LinkedIn Learning for Students - An introduction to this online learning platform, available free to Aberystwyth University students. Find out how you can access high quality online courses in digital, business and creative skills.

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.

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 - This session will look at opportunities for working in other countries and the best resources to help you find placements and graduate roles overseas. We will also cover funding opportunities including the new Turing scheme (the replacement for Erasmus.)

 

 

 

Class of '21

How to sell yourself to a graduate employer (MS Stream) - Get ahead with your applications and ensure you secure that graduate role by understanding exactly what employers look for in the competitive job market. 

How to recognise your skills (MS Stream) - Career stories of recent graduates; discover what skills your university experience has developed and how to identify your skill set to secure your success in the graduate job market.

How to articulate your skills at interview (MS Stream) - Gain top tips from an employer on answering interview questions effectively, making the most of interview techniques and articulating your skills at interview.

How to articulate your skills at an assessment centre Part 1 and Part 2 (MS Stream) - Discover what an assessment centre involves from an employer perspective, with practical hints and tips on selling your skills effectively in this environment. Please note this session was recorded in two parts, the links for each part can be found above.

Is it too late to do a Masters? (MS Stream) - This session explores reasons for taking up Masters level study, how this fits within your own career thinking, alongside practical guidance on the application process.

Polishing your CV (MS Stream) - This webinar will take you through the key content you need to include on your CV and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Sourcing Graduate Opportunities (MS Stream)  - Where do you go to find graduate jobs and opportunities? This webinar explores how to identify positive sources of graduate employment to begin your job search. 

Weighing up your options (MS Stream) - Which is the right direction for you having completed your studies? Choosing the next step is about being well-informed.  This session will explore the process of career decision-making and provide practical help in choosing the next step.

Get a mentor and get ahead (MS Stream) - In this webinar find out how to make contact and connect with a mentor on the university’s eMentoring scheme. Mentoring has been shown to have a direct influence on career success so make the most of this opportunity to get ahead.

 

Employer events & recordings

Students visiting a Careers Fair

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)

History with French Aber graduate James Evans - General Manager at PGL Travel (October 2020)

Teach First (October 2020)

Agriculture Aber graduate Becky Dyson - Graduate Surveyor at Dalcour Maclaren (October 2020)

Finance sector insight with Aber alumni from HSBC, KPMG and NHS Sandwell & West Birmingham (October 2020)

Geography Aber graduate Rob Green - Sustainability Consultant at AECOM (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

Year in Employment Scheme (YES) (November 2020) and Advice from Jakub Klepek, former YES student

International Politics Aber graduate Ross Paton - Prevent Outreach Officer (November 2020) not recorded

Psychology graduate Eleanor Hynes - Volunteering Manager at Human Appeal (November 2020)

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)

Entrepreneurship

Ever thought about being an entrepreneur? Don't think self-employment is your kind of thing?

You'd be surprised how many sectors now need people to think more creatively about how they are working. Being freelance is a recognised way ahead for many occupations these days, not just for the creative and preforming arts but also in such areas as computing, engineering, environment and sustainability, animal and equine sciences, education, modern languges, research and so much more.

Whether you want to take a more entreprenuerial approach to your future career, or find out about the support available to students and graduates thinking about setting up their own business or social enterprise, or freelancing, have a look at how our AberPreneurs team can help.

eMentoring

eMentoring is a great way of finding and accessing the support of previous graduates who've been along exactly the same path as you. Get direct 1:1 advice and information from those who've done it already and have built successful careers in roles and sectors that interest you.

Explore how to build your network and register with our eMentoring scheme today!