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Current students

Book an appointment, attend an event, and access online resources.

It's never too soon to start thinking about your next steps after completing your course, whether that's into further study or the world of work.

We can help you explore your options, develop your employability skills and prepare for job applications.

If you have additional barriers to employment, such as a disability, a diagnosed mental health condition or have caring responsibilities, you can also benefit from more tailored careers support.

Book an appointment

Each school has a dedicated Employability Officer. They offer an informal, impartial and confidential 20 minute 1:1 appointment, which can be held in person or online through Teams.
 
Whether you’re just getting started thinking about your future or have some clear ideas we can help.

You can book an appointment with a member of the team using MetHub. 

Choose the topic you’re interested in to get started:


If you’re a little apprehensive about booking an appointment straight away, then why not email your CV, covering letter, application form and/or personal statement for a review by emailing your document(s) and a short overview of what you’re looking for to careers@cardiffmet.ac.uk

The team will try to respond to your email within 5 working days.

Shape Your Future: develop key employability skills 

Most job descriptions include a specific list of skills, attributes and strengths that are needed to take on the role. You have the opportunity to develop these skills during your studies, so you can be work-ready before you even graduate.

Whether you’re in the early stages of thinking about your career, have some ideas but can’t get started, or need help applying for your dream job, we are here to help. 

Our Shape Your Future platform is a one-stop-shop for access to activities and resources that will help you develop key employability skills that demonstrate to employers that you’re ready for the world of work. 


Widening Success

Some students come from less advantaged backgrounds and/or groups under-represented in society. Too often, these students face additional barriers to securing professional employment after university.

Our team of experienced Careers Coaches are committed to helping under-represented students enhance their employability skills while at university so that they can compete for quality, sustainable jobs after graduation.

This support could include:

  • career exploration and planning
  • job search
  • employability skills development
  • securing work experience
  • applying for opportunities
  • preparing for interviews
  • confidence building and self-evaluation

Your progress will be regularly reviewed in 1:1 meetings with your coach and the support adapted as you develop and your confidence improves.

Am I eligible?

The Widening Success service is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) on behalf of Welsh Government. 

As the funding is required to directly support the employability of under-represented students, eligibility criteria applies.

Contact

If you would like to speak to one of the team for more information, email wideningsuccess@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Complete an e-Module 

Our careers e-Module is designed to help you develop your employability skills and start planning for the future. 

Gain skills and knowledge that are transferable to professional and graduate careers.

Attend an event

You can attend events throughout the year, both in and out of term time. 

Our events are opportunities to:

  • engage with alumni and employers
  • learn about graduate jobs, internship and placement opportunities
  • discover your future career with skills sessions, talks, and workshops

Search for a job, internship or placement

Looking for work can be challenging, but the good news is that employers are often eager to recruit aspiring graduates into their volunteering, part-time, internship and graduate opportunities. 

As soon as you receive your student username and password, you can search for an opportunity on MetHub.


Access online resources

Browse careers resources online, including:

Interview skills: Shortlist.Me

Perfect your interview skills by practicing your technique on our video interviewing practice platform.