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The Careers Service is available to all students and graduates of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. From the day you arrive, and throughout your studies and beyond, our professionally qualified Careers Advisers are here all year round to support you in making informed decisions about your next steps and in maximising your potential and employability.

UWTSD was ranked #2 out of 46 institutions for ‘Careers & Employability Service’ in the Global International Student Barometer and Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2015.

Our Careers Advisers are able to assist you with all aspects of career planning:

  • Choosing a career
  • Job-seeking strategies
  • Application procedures and CVs
  • Interview techniques
  • Work experience
  • Course changes
  • Further study options

We also post information about local and national job vacancies, careers-related events and various career paths on our facebook page (University of Wales Trinity Saint David Careers Service) and on Twitter (@uwtsdcareers).

The Careers Service is located centrally on each campus: 

  • Carmarthen - Canolfan Myddfai, behind the Students' Union
  • Lampeter - Canterbury building, next to the LRC (Library)
  • Swansea - Mount Pleasant campus, just off the Main Reception
  • London - main campus

Our opening hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.00am–5.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am–4.30pm

1:1 careers guidance interviews are available by appointment; an appointment is usually for up to 1 hour. You are also welcome to drop-in to the Careers Service at any time if you have a quick query or if you wish to use our library of careers information and resources.

If you are unable to visit the Careers Service in person, you can still access our support and services by emailing or telephoning the Careers Adviser based on your campus, as part of our e-guidance service. Please go to 'Our Careers Advisers' for contact details.

Carmarthen Campus

Mark Thomas
Tel: 01267 676829
Email: mark.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk

Lampeter Campus

Jane Bellis
Tel: 01570 424973
Email: j.bellis@uwtsd.ac.uk

Val Davidge
Tel: 01570 424973
Email: val.davidge@uwtsd.ac.uk

Swansea Campus

Val Davidge
Tel: 01792 481222
Email: val.davidge@uwtsd.ac.uk

Jill Nicholls 
Tel: 01792 481222
Email: jill.nicholls@uwtsd.ac.uk 

London Campus

Maristela Parfitt
Tel: 0207 566 7600
Email: maristela.parfitt@uwtsd.ac.uk

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Arranging Work Experience

Work Experience Guide

Finding Part-time Work

Finding Part-time Work - Carmarthen

Finding Part-time work - Lampeter

Job-searching Online 

Online Job Search

Writing CVs and Covering Letters

Writing a Covering Letter

Writing a CV‌ 

Attending Interviews

Help! Ive got an Interview - Getting Started

Help! Ive got an Interview - More Ideas

Interview Tests & Exercises

Psychometric Tests

‌‌Funding for Postgraduate Study

Guide to Postgraduate Funding

Professional Development Planning (PDP)

Professional Development Planning - PDP (PDF, 111 kb - 22.10.2015)

Starting Your Own Business

Tips for Student Business Start-up

 

The Careers Service at UWTSD has subscribed to GoinGlobal, an excellent Country Career and Employment Resource. It has country specific information and is a research tool for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad.

Please follow the following link to access GoinGlobal from any computer on your campus. Students may create a personal account and afterwards use that account to log in to GoinGlobal from any computer off campus through the same links below.
For security reasons, a new account must be re-established every six months (180 days)

Country Career Guide URL: https://online.goinglobal.com

USA/Canada Cities Guide URL: http://online.usacareerguides.com

We love to hear how our graduates are getting on, and we also compile a report each year to provide information on the 'destinations' of our previous year’s graduates. So please keep in touch and let us know your news by emailing dlhe@uwtsd.ac.uk at any time. Please also look out for our letter which we send out a few months after you finish your studies.

DLHE report 2013/14 (PDF, 855 kb - 22.10.2015)

DLHE report 2012/13 (PDF, 722 kb - 22.10.2015)

‌‌‌This section provides information for:

  • Employers

  • Voluntary & charitable bodies

  • Other Programme opportunity providers e.g. Teaching abroad, work experience abroad etc.

  • Other providers additional to the above, who wish to advertise vacancies and opportunities for Students & Graduates e.g. Professional bodies

We, as the university Careers Service can support the above providers of vacancies/opportunities in the following ways:

  • Advertise via our university Careers Service Facebook facility

  • Emailing specific degree schemes/programmes (we are unable to email all students due to policy)

  • Visiting campuses to promote your organisation in person, and vacancies/opportunities. We can also promote this visit as an ‘event’ via our website   

  • For those looking to recruit Teachers only:

    • we run a Teaching Recruitment fair on Swansea and Carmarthen campuses

    • we can email Teaching finalists and recent graduates directly with Teaching vacancies

Further information

Please note that the above services are available to you FREE OF CHARGE. Further information on our Protocol for vacancy/opportunity handling can be found via Protocol for Employers & other opportunity providers

For those who wish to:

  • simply promote vacancies via our university Careers Service Facebook facility, please find here the format outlining information we would require for consideration: Vacancy & Opportunity Details Form
  • visit campus(es) in person, please find here the format outlining the information we would require for consideration: Events Promotion Form

 
Should you have queries on any of the above then please contact us via careers@uwtsd.ac.uk.