ABERforward placement scheme

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Who can take part?

You can apply to ABERforward placements up to 31 July 2023 if you:

  • graduated in Summer 2022 from an undergraduate degree at Aberystwyth University, and did not commence further study thereafter, or
  • graduated in Summer 2022 from an undergraduate degree at Aberystwyth University, and commenced a 1-year taught Masters programme in Autumn 2022, or
  • are in your final year of an undergraduate degree at Aberystwyth University and will be graduating this Summer, or
  • are currently registered with the Career-Readiness Support Programme, student route or graduate route.

Placement details

If you are eligible, you can apply to either Option 1 or Option 2 below (but not both):

  • Option 1 (Block): paid, full-time placement for 4 weeks in a University department, taking place 3-28 July 2023
  • Option 2 (Flex): paid, flexible placement in a University department, or with another employer, starting between February and June 2023, worked full-time or part-time according to your and the placement provider’s needs

Log in to our ABERcareers portal to view details of the placements currently open for application, and the Scheme Guide which provides lots more information about ABERforward, including application tips. You can also view a summary of what's available up to July 2023 here.

Not eligible?

ABERforward is just one of the local, national and international work experience opportunities available to you. Please make an appointment to see one of our Careers Consultants who can guide you in reviewing the skills and experience you have gained to date and exploring these other options. Just email careers@aber.ac.uk or book an appointment via our ABERcareers portal.

If you are interested in opportunities abroad, please contact the Global Opportunities team, who can provide information about different schemes but also about any financial support available. Or, if you are looking for part-time / casual employment within the University, please check out the AberWorks scheme managed by the University’s Human Resources department.

Please note too: the ABERforward scheme arrangements, including the above eligibility criteria, will be reviewed in due course and any updates will be shared on this web page when available.

Information for placement providers

Could you offer a placement, with the salary funded, or subsidised by ABERforward? Or would you just like further information about how the Scheme works?

Please email workexp@aber.ac.uk with any enquiries and we will confirm current availability of funding as well as further details about the scheme.