We are always looking for stories from our alumni on how they have progressed after leaving University. Get in touch with us and share your story.
"After I graduated in 2016, I received offers for three roles within major Accountancy firms. I accepted the Tax Analyst position at Ernst and Young, who are now training me to learn Swedish and Norwegian so that I can work with those head offices."
"My placement with Lidl exceeded all my expectations; working in a fast-paced and challenging environment accelerated my development. I will return to Lidl as an international trainee with a starting salary of £40,000."
Attend Alumni events
We hold bi-annual alumni events where you are invited back to talk to our current students about life after graduation. At these events you can catch up with other alumni, network with our current students and you are welcome to complete a 'talk about your journey into the working world' and share your experiences.
Alumni Event – December 2018
Our winter alumni event welcomed a number of current students as well as graduates from a range of companies including TATA steel, DHL, NHS and Marks and Spencers. The evening was enlightening, with three speakers sharing how they made the most of their experience at Swansea University and the impact it had on securing employment.
Amy Riley, Sales and Marketing Executive at Swim Wales, highlighted the importance of the opportunities she undertook whilst at SoM, such as her role as student ambassador and her placement at Copper Bay, which helped her gain her full time graduate role.
Frank Holmes, Partner at Gambit Corporate Finance LLP, shared the importance of taking risks in his career and how he wouldn’t have got to where he was today without doing this. He gave a comprehensive overview of his career that led to him starting his own business and becoming one of the top deal makers in South Wales.
Osman Faisal, Assistant Economist, Heat and Business Energy Analysis, Clean Growth Directorate, discussed his role as an assistant economist and how he transitioned from his undergraduate and postgraduate studies into the workplace. He also highlighted opportunities he made the most of, such as Intern China.
If you would like to speak at a future alumni event please contact Jessica Loomba, Careers Consultant.
Advertise current vacancies
Are you now working for a company that is looking for graduates or placement students? If so, we promote work placement opportunities to our student network and are happy to help promote any roles you may have.
You are also welcome to meet our current students through our other careers channels, including mock interviews and assessment centres.
We recently held a jobs fair at the School.
Various alumni attended, representing the companies they now work for, including DHL, Swim Wales and TATA Steel, and promoted their volunteering and placement opportunities to our current students.
If you'd like to get involved in activities like this, please contact us.