Mature Students


​​All institutions welcome mature students and value them for their enthusiasm and experience. Many students are taking the higher education path either out of interest or because the qualifications can help in the search for a new job opportunity. 

As the labour market is changing, many employers now recognise the need for a more age diverse workforce.  

Cardiff Metropolitan University Career Development Services are here to offer help, support and career guidance as you work your way through University and your chosen course of study.

You may have a definite idea of what you are planning to do in the future or you may need some help to find information about the career routes that interest you. We can offer support if you are applying for a part-time job or a graduate opportunity.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your career options or if you need to find information about further study options, gaining work experience or organising a gap year opportunity. The service can help you to manage your career progression and assist you in marketing yourself effectively. 

Career links – Third Age Employment Network promotes an effective job market which works for people in mid and later life, for employers and for the economy. - The Employers Forum on Age (EFA) is an independent network of leading employers who recognise the value of an age diverse workforce. ​