At Swansea University we are committed to helping your organisation succeed in the current global economic climate. We want to support you in finding the best talent, and provide a gateway to our bank of over 20,000 students and graduates.
Over recent years our graduates have experienced a labour market which has not been like anything we have seen before: the world of work has seen a massive shift, the jobs market has been turned upside down by the pandemic and life has changed dramatically in the space of a few months.
Despite this, we know our graduates still have the skills your business needs, and we want to help YOU, to help them. What’s more, our current pool of graduates are going above and beyond, accessing our Graduate Career Development Course and increasing their skills by engaging in our bespoke graduate training opportunities, leaving them better equipped than your average graduate.
Our graduate support programme
We are running graduate-specific careers fairs, enabling us to put you in direct contact with the best graduates, from across all disciplinary backgrounds.
You can also sign up to our free jobs board as well as our graduate support network LinkedIn group to advertise opportunities and get in touch with graduates.
Finally, we have funding available for 3-month internships. We can support you by covering the cost of Graduates’ wages, if you take them on as an employee.
Our internships, that can either be carried out in person or remotely, give you the benefits of our students’ specialist knowledge and allow you to see potential employees in action before hiring.
By providing work experience, your organisation can mutually benefit our students, helping them develop their skills in a real-world environment, building their confidence in the new virtual workplace and expanding their professional network.
So how do internships work?
1. We will support you to find a Swansea University student for your role
We can either advertise roles with our pool of talented Graduates, or we can put you in touch with specific graduates that we think relevant to your role.
2. Follow your normal HR process to on-board your new employee
We can support you with our internship pack. The temporary work contract should be for a minimum of 420 hours, paid at least Living Wage Foundation rates of pay (currently £9.50ph outside of London). As the intern’s employer, normal tax, NI, holiday and sick pay regulations will remain your responsibility.
3. Claim your grant
Once the internship pack has been signed by yourself, our employability specialists and your new intern, you can invoice us for a tax-free grant of £3990.
Please contact our employability team or visit our website to find out about all of opportunities we can offer you. We’re looking forward to helping you find your intern or employee.