Cardiff University is delighted to have the following organisations associated with the Cardiff Award:
Ernst and Young employs 144,000 people, in 700 locations across 140 countries around the world. They work with clients on advisory, assurance, corporate finance and tax to help them realise their potential in their organisations. Some of the biggest and best-known names in business and industry come to them for advice. They have graduate opportunities available across the UK and if you’re an undergraduate, by joining one of their elite FastTracks programmes you can achieve your potential faster. Discover from the inside what life is like at one of the world’s leading professional services firms. Develop your strengths, and get on track to secure a graduate job before your final year at university.
AIESEC Cardiff is based at Cardiff University and is a society for students. Our key focus is providing current students and recent graduates with opportunities that enable them develop their leadership skills and foster their potential to achieve social impact. We offer the university students the opportunity to become members of AIESEC (the society) and the opportunity to take part in our work abroad experiences. We have seen a real growth in our exchange programme in the past year, sending over 15 students on cultural experiences abroad. In our membership we seek to activate leadership. We task students with the responsibility of running their own Exchange Scheme, allowing them to acquire valuable skills and impact society on both a local level within the Cardiff University and an international level through our Work Abroad Programmes.
Cardiff Council is the governing body for Cardiff, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. Cardiff Council is the largest employer in Wales. They offer a wide range of career opportunities and their workforce is as varied and diverse as the city itself. For information on the diverse range of careers available please visit their recruitment pages.
Champions Life Academy - winner of the National Council for Work Experience’s “Work Placement of the Year for companies under 10 people” and OVERALL WINNER of the event. Champions’ award winning work experience programme develops students for their graduate careers through its unique vacation work experience programmes, open to students from all years and degree disciplines.
Endsleigh Insurance - Established by students for students, Endsleigh Insurance was created by the NUS in 1965 to negotiate preferential insurance rates for students. From this start they are now a part of Zurich Financial Service. Their unrivalled understanding of insurance starts with undergraduates, for whom they use specialist knowledge to design exclusive schemes and deliver the products and services needed. It’s how they’ve managed to consistently provide appropriate, value for money policies, why they’re recommended by many student unions and it’s what makes them unique: they offer a full customer lifecycle service through product design, issue, change, claim and renewal with a broad choice of leading insurers. All of these things make them a unique as a place to work. They offer a great graduate programme and their You’ve Got Skills self audit tool is a useful resource that helps you identify the skills you’ve developed through extra-curricular activities and part time work.
Enterprise-Rent-a-Car offers award winning opportunities for students and graduates. They believe in empowering people to make the decisions that will affect their work and their career. This philosophy, along with their unyielding commitment to customers, is what has made Enterprise a genuine success story and a truly special place to work.
e-Academy – e-Academy is the only Microsoft Gold Learning Partner in Wales (one of only six in the UK) and the region’s leading provider of computer training, project management training, and service management training. e-Academy has been providing training to organisations in Cardiff, Newport, Bristol and South Wales for almost a decade
Microsoft - Whether you’re into games or gourmet food; cats, cars or code, your personality will shape the role you want. You could be joining their intern or Microsoft Academy for College Hires (MACH) graduate scheme. Either way, it’ll be your thoughts, perspective and experiences that will create the ideas that drive the business and make your time at Microsoft a success. They don’t expect you to know everything about technology because you get plenty of opportunity to learn about it when you’re here. What they ask for is a passion for learning and desire to get the most out of every experience. In return, they’ll give you a range of real-world projects that will touch people’s lives across the globe, access to a host of training programs, a worldwide network, as well as industry experts – giving you all the support you need to steer your own career path. So if you’re ready to make a career that’s tailored to you, find out more and apply today.
Petersens are a highly successful boutique PR and marketing agency based in Cardiff. Huge supporters of work experience, they regularly offer work experience through the GO Wales Work Taster programme and have been runners up in the NCWE work experience awards for the past 2 years!
Rate My Placement firmly believes in work experience and the development of students through extra curricular activities. The organisation advertises internships and placements, allows students to write reviews on their own experiences, and provides a wealth of career related information as well as producing first class publications. They also offer work experience both on and off campus.
Teach First are a Times Top 100 Employer and have charity status. They recruit large numbers of students and graduates every year. Their mission is to address educational disadvantage by transforming exceptional graduates into effective, inspirational teachers and leaders in all fields. Their culture gives them the best chance to achieve their goal of breaking the link between family income and educational opportunity.
Welsh Water is owned by Glas Cymru a single purpose company with no shareholders and is run solely for the benefit of customers. Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. Responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high quality supply of drinking water and for taking away, treating and properly disposing of the wastewater that is produced, Welsh Water are fully committed to delivering best quality service at least possible cost. Their vision is to be recognised by their customers as the best water company in the UK. Based in South Wales they offer a diversity of exciting careers and opportunities, across the business in a stimulating environment, with rewards and benefits that rival many within the industry.