Swansea Employability Academy

How we work with students


Our Careers and Employability Team can help you to boost your skills and experience, explore career ideas and stand out from the crowd. Visit their website to book an appointment with a Careers Advisor and get information on the talks and events they organise. 

Careers and Employability


Our Work Placements Team run the Swansea Paid Internship Network, the Week of Work programme and the Santander Internships programme. They can help you find all kinds of paid and unpaid work experience and upskill you in employability to ensure you make the most of each opportunity. 


Work Placements


The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership offers free support to help you develop your own business. You can receive help with business planning, company registration, intellectual property advice, grant applications, and much more.

Entrepreneurship support for students


Our Award programmes can help you develop skills and gain valuable experience whilst you study. Find out how you can work towards our employability awards.


How we work with businesses


We offer a flexible range of work placements for all sectors. Our application process is simple and employers have a named Account Manager at the University. Our students are upskilled for graduate level work through an Employability Master Class and we assess their abilities and interests via an interview to make sure they will be a good fit for the roles offered.


Time Exchange Network

Our Time Exchange Network is a way for alumni, employers, professionals and entrepreneurs to engage with and help develop our students. The Network's website is currently under development; please email employability@swansea.ac.uk for more information. 


Our Alumni office offers opportunities to share your knowledge with our undergraduates, provide internships, and become a career mentor. Your donations can also help us attract the most talented students, regardless of their geographic, social or financial background.


Research and Innovation

The Department of Research and Innovation can help you by providing support, advice and guidance for your research. We can make it easy to turn your ideas into profitable enterprises and help you transfer knowledge and make partnerships between academia and business.

The Department of Research and Innovation

Careers Fair 2015

On Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th of October Swansea University will be hosting the 2015 Careers Fair.

This will be the first careers fair that is hosted first at the Bay Campus and then the next day at the Singleton Campus.

For more information on these events and to register yourself or your organisation to attend please click here.

Contact Us

Contact the Swansea Employability Academy by emailing employability@swansea.ac.uk or contact a member of our Work Placements Team

  • Lucy J Williams, Senior Work Placements Advisor, Tel: 01792 606362, Email: l.j.williams@swansea.ac.uk
    • Team Leader.
  • Simeon SmithWork Placement & Employment Co-ordinator, Tel: 01792 606730, Email: s.f.g.smith@swansea.ac.uk
    • College/Department Links: College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Information Services and Systems, School of Management.
  • Mike HargreavesWork Placement & Employment Co-ordinator, Tel: 01792 513139, Email: m.j.hargreaves@swansea.ac.uk
    • College/Department Links: Santander, College of Science, College of Medicine, Student Services, Planning and Strategic Projects Unit, Institutes of Life Science 1&2, Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching, Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Support, Student's Union, Estates.
  • Helyn KirtleyWork Placement & Employment Co-ordinator, Tel: 01792 513139, Email: m.j.hargreaves@swansea.ac.uk
    • College/Department Links: International Development Office, Academic Services, Academic Partnerships, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Governance Services, Academi Hywel Teifi, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Law.

Careers Fair 2015

We have great pleasure in inviting your organisation to exhibit at Swansea University's annual Careers Fairs in October 2015.

This autumn we will open our brand new £450 million Bay Campus and to reflect this new dual campus position of Swansea University, we are hosting two Careers Fairs: one at each site, held on consecutive days to give graduate employers the maximum opportunity to meet our students.

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The first event will take place on Thursday 8th October 2015 at Bay Campus (home to just under 5,000 students) and will be particularly focused on undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Engineering, Sports Science, all aspects of Business, Management, Economics, including Marketing, Accounting, HR Operations & Supply Analytics.

On Friday 9th October 2015 at Singleton Campus, which is home to over 9,000 students, the event will be focussed on undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Bioscience, English, History, Geography, Politics, Law, Languages, Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics and a wide variety of Human & Health Sciences.

The new campus is part of the University’s vision to become a world leading institution, facilitating increased collaboration with industry, combined with top quality research and excellent teaching, as we head towards our 100th anniversary in 2020. The two campuses are less than 6 miles apart, equidistant from the city centre.

Further information can be found at

For further information on the Swansea Employability Academy, please visit:

The cost to exhibit is £250 + VAT per event or a special rate of £425 + VAT to attend both (an additional charge for the provision of electricity).

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Swansea University is in the Top 20 for graduate employability. Over 3,500 students attended the annual careers fair in the last 2 years. It is a great opportunity for employers/organisations to have access to students from all disciplines and at all levels of their study.

We very much hope that you/your organisation will be able to join us at one or both of these events.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.