Benefits to Students of Company Links

  • Close associations with employers ensure our students are kept up to date with industry trends
  • Our approach to learning is industry-led, with the needs of employers taken into account for practical work and course design 
  • Collaboration with industry employers improves the prospects of employment for graduates
  • Our practical course elements equip graduates with a range of skills required to make a significant contribution to organisations from the start of work.

Organisational Interaction

Our interaction with employers includes the development of courses, project partnerships, research, internship opportunities and guest lecturing.

Interested in collaborating? If you are an employer interested in collaborating with languages or translation at Swansea University, please contact Professor Andy Rothwell: a.j.rothwell@swansea.ac.uk

In September 2013, for example, we launched a global translation competition with Veritas offering cash, mentoring and internship prizes.

Other organisations we currently work with include: Tantrwm-Video Productions Wales, Markmaid, South Wales Chamber of Commerce, Swansea Institute of Directors, National Waterfront Museum (Swansea City Council), and The Dylan Thomas Centre. The Dylan Thomas Centre and K International (company website is here: http://www.k-international.com and blog http://www.k-international.com/blog/.  

Employability Links

Arts & Humanities Careers

To find out more about how our graduates succeed in the workplace, look at the Arts & Humanities Employability and Careers PDF .

SEA

The   works in partnership with the Careers and Employability Service who provide:

  • one-to-one advice and guidance
  • online access to jobs and work experience opportunities
  • the Swansea Employability Award
  • information resources and online career management toolkits
  • an annual programme of workshops, talks and other events including the annual Careers Fair.

Student's Union

The University and the Students’ Union do a lot of work in helping students to become more employable when they leave University.

Each year, the University and the Students’ Union create a fantastic range of opportunities. Some of these are seen and taken up by students, others are completely missed.  To find out more visit the Swansea Student's Union Website.

TILT

The College of Arts and Humanities is involved in a work based learning consortium ‘Training in Languages and Translation’ (TILT) with the Universities of Bangor and berystwyth, part of the Higher Education Wales programme coordinated by the University of Glamorgan and funded by ESF Funding through the Welsh Government. We will soon start providing Undergraduate and Postgraduate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules to employees working in Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the convergence region of Wales.