What will I gain from my subject?
Graduates in Welsh gain a wide range of transferrable skills which are increasingly sought after by employers such as communicating clearly and effectively, teamwork, researching and data analysis. The ability to use Welsh is a valuable skill for a wide variety of opportunities.
What can I do with my subject?
For those who have studied Welsh, there are a variety of opportunities across many sectors. For example, Welsh graduates often go into areas such as education, media, and administration. Many graduates also use their language skills in interpretation and translation related roles.
What help is available?
You have a dedicated links Careers Consultant who works closely with your department to provide support, advice and information. Careers workshops and events are held in your department to promote work experience opportunities, support career planning and network with professionals working in industry. A central careers education programme is also delivered and postgraduates have access to the Postgraduate Skills Training programme. You are welcome to drop into the Careers Service for further support and information anytime.
Where do I start looking for work experience and graduate jobs?
Below is a list of resources which provide a good starting point when searching for work experience and graduate work related to your degree.
- Welsh Government - work placements
- National Assembly for Wales - Assembly Commission - work placements
- Top Language Jobs
- BBC - work experience
- National Library of Wales
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
- Association of Translation Companies
What do Aber graduates do?
Here are a few examples of roles that our Welsh Graduates have moved into:
- Advertising Sales Representative
- Archive Project Officer
- Broadcast Journalist
- Children's Officer
- Commissioning Editor
- Creative Designer
- Education Consultant
- Education Officer
- Field Officer
- Literature Officer
- Marketing Officer for the Provision of Welsh
- Officer to Promote the Welsh Language
- Post-Production Assistant
- Project Officer
- Research Fellow
- Senior HR Assistant
- Strategic Projects Adviser
- Student Union President
- Television Introducer
- Television Reporter/Presenter
- Trainee Accountant
- Web Content Editor
- Welsh Language Development Officer
- Welsh Language Tutor
- Welsh Teacher