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 Fairs 2015

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

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

If you are a student and want more information on these events please watch the video below and then click here: Careers Fairs Info

If you are a business and would like information on exhibiting: click here.

Contact SEA

To contact the SEA team about general enquiries please email: employability@swansea.ac.uk

Or call: 01792 513266

Contact The Work Placements Team

For general enquiries please email: workplacements@swansea.ac.uk or feel free to contact specific team members:

  • 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 513134, Email: n.m.l.stanton@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.