Swansea Employability Academy

Our Vision

Swansea Employability Academy supports and develops Employability, Entrepreneurship and Employee learning across the University.

We have four main strategies which will support our graduates in attaining graduate level employment:

  1. Review, with the support of employers, the structure and content of curricula to ensure that our diverse range of students develop the essential graduate attributes which make them employable.
  2. Develop entrepreneurial skills in all our graduates – a skill set which meets the requirements of SMEs and larger employers alike – and may result in the development of new enterprises in the region.
  3. Enhance the provision of careers and employability advice and guidance so that graduates have the skills necessary for seeking employment and can articulate their attributes in job applications and interviews.
  4. Challenge our students and take them out of their comfort zone, to develop a ‘can do’ attitude and to raise aspirations to find graduate level employment – which will entail developing a global perspective and may mean increasing mobility.

What is the Employability Academy?

The Swansea Employability Academy promotes new initiatives, showcases good practice and provides you with opportunities to improve your skills and record achievements using the Higher Education Achievement Report.


Ever thought of starting your own business?

Take a look at how Swansea supports entrepreneurial students and read our resources on starting a new business.

Careers and Employability Service

One of the University's key aims is to help you get your first job.  The Careers and Employability Service can help develop the knowledge and skills required to get you the job you want.

Employee and CPD Learning

Work-based learning can help you bridge that gap in your career aspirations by allowing you to study while you work.

Take a look at all of the work-based learning programmes we provide here at Swansea.