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Journey Map resources

Visit the Career Journey Map Organization in Blackboard to download notes and promotional graphics relating to our new "My Careers Journey" resources.

Click here to view our interactive page for students on the Career Journey Map.

Information about Careers services and resources

This section of our website provides resources for all academic staff involved with Employability, including Personal Tutors.  Please also see our pages signposting outlines of our resources:

The services that we offer to current students and alumni  include:

  • Individual advice and guidance
  • A programme of events comprising employers' presentations and employability workshops
  • Annual Careers Fairs on both campuses
  • A range of subscription-based information resources and interactive tools
  • Help with finding work experience opportunities

Copies of the leaflet describing our services and main contact points can be obtained from the service desks in the libraries on each campus and a PDF of this can be downloaded here:  Swansea Employability Academy leaflet 2016 - 2017 For detailed information visit our student facing website at

The Swansea Employability Academy Team agrees an annual Service Level Agreement with each College or School to identify key areas of work and types of support that we will provide.  You can download our current Statement of Service here:   Statement of Service - English version, last updated on 09/02/16 .

The Teaching Quality Manual and the Handbook for Personal Tutors also include key information relating to Employability in the curriculum.

Staff Careers Advice and Guidance

TheSwansea Employability Academy is able to provide advice and guidance to early career research staff.  Appointments need to be booked via the telephone +44 (0)1792 513266. Please note that students would take priority, and appointments with early career research staff would need to be arranged around commitments to students.

PhD students, including those who are funded PhD students at Swansea University, have access to SEA’s careers advice and guidance service and can book via the same methods as students at

Information on our Work Placements Programmes for Academic Staff

Swansea Paid Internship Network

Through our Paid Internship Network we seek to connect employers to students for 4 week graduate level placements. We match students individually to each role based on your criteria as an employer and prior to the placement each student is assessed and attends an employability boot-camp to ensure that both the business and the student get the most out of the internship. Students are paid at minimum wage for a 21 year old by their employer, and employers are able to claim £455 (half the salary) back from the university. The SPIN programme runs during the summer vacation period (although they can occur part-time during term).

SPIN Placements are available to internal departments of the university. Please see our employer page for full details and documentation.

WOW - Week of Work

Our Week of Work programme offers students a taster of a wide range of businesses and gives employers an opportunity to bring students’ dynamic talent to the business for shorter projects.  We match students from the same pool as our SPIN programme so they have all been assessed and have all attended employability boot-camp prior to their unpaid week of shadowing or role/project assistance work in your company. The Week of Work programme runs during January and the summer vacation period (although they can occur part-time during term).

Week of Work placements are available to internal departments of the university. Please see our employer page for full details and documentation.

Santander Placements

The Santander Universities 'SME Internship' and 'Work Placement' Programmes provide recent graduates and undergraduates with paid work experience within local SMEs. Santander contributes £1,500 (50% of the overall graduate salary) towards 3-month graduate internships (that can occur at any point of the year) or 100% of the salary for undergraduates partaking in 1-month placements, during the summer vacation period.

Santander Universities placements are not available to internal departments of the university, however information is provided here in case you are looking to promote these placements to your contacts. Please see our employer page for full details and documentation.

Contact us

Email us; we'd love to hear how we can help you.

Occasionally, you may wish to extend placements or offer shorter placements than outlined above. If so, ask us about:

  • WoWees
  • Mini WoWs & Mini SPINs