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Prospective students

Explore the ways we can support you with your career when you join Cardiff Met.

When choosing a university and degree course, we understand how important it is to feel confident that your choice will lead to good future prospects. 

That’s why our Careers Service is committed to developing highly employable and industry ready graduates. 

How we can help

While having a degree is important, a degree on its own is often not enough for an increasingly competitive graduate market.

Students need to demonstrate that they have developed their knowledge, skills and experience by engaging in activities outside of their studies.

You may have some career ideas in mind, or you may have no idea at all. Before you can begin to focus and make decisions, it’s a good idea to spend some time investigating them further. We can help with that!

Shape Your Future: develop key employability skills

Most job descriptions include a specific list of skills, attributes and strengths that are needed for 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.

Contact

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

1 to 1 appointments
Our expert staff offer impartial advice and can support you with options with your degree, career planning, job search, CV writing, interview preparation, and much more.

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.

Whether you’re just getting started thinking about your future or have some clear ideas we can help.

Events
Throughout the year, you can book on events focused on career planning and employability skills development. 

These include:

  • Careers Fairs
  • Industry Forums
  • Career Insight sessions
  • Guest Lectures
  • Practical Skills webinars
  • Employer skills sessions

Careers in the classroom

We bring employability skills into your classroom. You will find us delivering talks in your lecture theatres and we will invite you to talks given by employers relevant to your course.
 
We’re also involved in the design of your course, making sure you have the best chance of leaving University with the skills you need to thrive in the graduate jobs market.