Whether you career plans are fairly well developed or your thinking is at a more tentative stage, help is readily available to assist you with both developing and achieving your career goals from the very beginning of your time at Cardiff University, throughout your studies and after graduation.

Based within the Student Support Centre on Park Place the Careers & Employability Centre is specifically designed to meet student needs and includes;

  • Comprehensive library facilities and careers information/advice, internet access, computerised guidance programmes, online vacancy information for student & graduate jobs & opportunities, DVD library etc.
  • A professional team of specialist Career Consultants & Advisers each linked to Academic Schools and available Monday – Friday for consultation.
  • A wide range of group sessions and talks covering career choice, job search, applications, interviews procedures and assessment centres.
  • During each academic year a series of careers fairs and events are held, from large scale generalist recruitment/information events aimed at students from any degree discipline, to themed events that target specific sectors stuch as Engineering & Technology, Business, Science and Law.  Students benefit from the opportunity to meet a growing number of employers keen to recruit from Cardiff University.

Careers & Employabililty encourages students to develop a wide range of employability skills including  aspects of self-management, team working, problem solving, business & customer awareness, communication & literacy, numeracy and IT.  Many of our degree programmes have an element of work experience built in and we have a team of Work Experience Advisers who actively promote the benefits of work experience.  Students involved in extra-curricular activities and work experience can also participate in the Cardiff Award Programme which provides formal recognition of employability skills gained during these activities.

Here are some links to extra-curricular activities throughout the University:

Cardiff has an excellent graduate employment record. Graduates of all disciplines are in demand across a broad range of careers. Each year we track our graduates destinations and produce the following information: