Getting good employees with the skills you need is vital for any business. This is more likely to happen if you work with the local educational institutions to help them to fulfil your needs… and they’re keen to work with you.
You can also make use of the opportunities available to find people who can work for you, through a range of student placement schemes and easy routes to get your vacancy promoted to those both still in education and those who have completed their studies.
In 2012, Swansea University launched its Swansea Employability Academy, with a Board which is chaired by Simon Gibson of Wesley Clover and includes representatives from employers in a variety of industries. The Academy is aiming to ensure students are prepared for the workplace or to start their own business, working with the University’s dedicated Careers & Employability team.
Initiatives to help students and employers include:
- SPIN – a summer paid placement of 4 weeks or more working on a specific project. A number of participating employers have gone on to offer their placement students full time employment after graduating
- Week of Work (WoW) – a taster of the world of work, giving employers a chance to see themselves through the eyes of an undergraduate student and sometimes to get a small scale project completed.
- Annual Careers Fair, which takes place in October each year
Swansea University also offers employers an opportunity to promote their vacancy to students free of charge. Find out more here
In addition, a number of the Colleges and the School of Management also work with employers on A Year in Industry placements. You will need to contact the individual departments within the University to discuss what you are able to offer.
The Careers & employability team can also help you to connect with a specific department within the University. Contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
NPTC Group operate a service for employers, focused on their students. On behalf of employers, they will:
- Advertise a vacancy
- Pre-select applicants
- Interview candidates
- Invite you to their Job fairs, for you to promote your vacancies to over 1000 students!
Find out more about the service they offer and register your vacancy here