We understand the current cost of living crisis is difficult for many Swansea students. We created a new and exciting project called Career Boost to provide students facing additional barriers to work experience and opportunities with tailored careers support. We’re here to help you take control of your future and access work experience, events and other opportunities that you may not feel able to engage with currently.
These opportunities include:
- Paid and unpaid work experience opportunities based on your individual circumstances and career plans.
- Help to identify and build social capital – the network of people and organisations to help you move forward in your career.
- 1-1 appointments with qualified career consultants to provide advice and guidance about career options and planning your next steps, including support with the recruitment process.
- 24/7 access to relevant and helpful career advice through the online Career Development Course.
- Employability bursaries for training and personal development and paying for software, hardware and travel costs.
- Mentoring opportunities to gain insight into different roles and industries.
- Bespoke employability events including coaching and training.
Please read through the list below and if you can relate to any of the statements, the bespoke support of Career Boost is for you!
*Funding for this project has been provided via Welsh Government therefore, the programme is only available to support UK and pre-settled/settled students.
- I consider myself to have a disability
- I consider myself to have a physical or mental health condition
- I am neurodiverse and have one or more of the following: autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ADD or other neurodiverse conditions
- I am estranged from my family
- I am a care leaver and/or have care experience
- I come from a UK Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) community
- I have caring and/or parental responsibilities
- I am a refugee/asylum seeker
- I consider myself to come from a low income background
- I am the first generation in my family to attend university
- I am part of the LGBTQ+ community
- I am from a Gypsy or Traveller community
- I live in the family home and travel to university on a daily basis