Bangor University Careers

By | 10th April 2017

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Bangor University Careers

Information for Current Students

Whilst this website is a terrific resource for all your career needs, you can get more personal guidance and access more information if you visit our second floor offices in Neuadd Rathbone.

  • Your Employability – Our service statement and commitment to all students to provide the best possible service.
  • Bangor Employability Award – The award provides a framework to enable students to build on their transferable skills through the recognition of activities they become involved in during their University life. All students are automatically enrolled onto the Bangor Employability Award.
  • Careers Advice – Using the Service – The service offers a variety of facilities and resources to help you find your perfect career. You can request a personal confidential career advice session, attend workshops, and make use of a variety of online resources and those specifically tailored by subject and stage of your academic career.
  • Careers Resources – A variety of online resources to assist you with planning your career and landing your perfect position.
  • Workshops and Events – A range of events are held throughout the academic year, including job-hunting skills and workshops, employer-led skills development sessions and presentations and careers fairs and events.
  • Bangor Prospects – This is the University’s Student Employment Bureau advertising a variety of jobs and career opportunities.
  • Volunteering – Volunteering is an unpaid activity or work at a not-for profit organisation which makes a difference in the wider community. Voluntary work generally involves doing something that improves the environment or helps members of a particular community.
  • Work Experience – Tasters, Placements and Internships – Work experience is essential when applying for graduate jobs. It also allows you to experience different working environments and allow you to gain insight into what a particular career may involve.
  • GOWales – The Achieve through Work Experience Programme creates tailored work experience opportunities for young students
  • Enterprise and Self Employment – The B-Enterprising program provides students at Bangor University and graduates in Wales with a range of services to help develop their enterprise skills or to support them in starting a new business.
  • International Students – This section is designed to provide specialist help and services for international students (including students from the European Union).
  • Working Abroad – UK Students – Practical advice for understanding how job hunting works in your chosen country. Online resources available include Going Global where you can search for international jobs and internships.
  • Global Opportunities for All – Planning your graduate opportunity anywhere in the world.
  • Further Study and Funding Opportunities – Guidance on how to further your academic study or training and how to fund further studies.
  • Useful Links – There is a vast amount of information available on the internet. Here is a selection.

Information for Graduates

We know that making career related decisions don’t stop once you graduate. Recognising this, we continue to provide a wide range of careers and employability support services to help you after graduation.

  • Your Employability – Our service statement and commitment to all graduates to provide the best possible service.
  • Bangor Employability Award – The BEA show that graduates that have gone above and beyond to show a true commitment to self and professional development. The scheme offers a guarantee that the activities each student has completed have been Bangor University accredited and validated.
  • Careers Advice – Using the Service – As a Bangor University graduate you can use the service for 3 years after you graduate. You can utilise the variety of facilities and resources to find your perfect graduate career.
  • Careers Resources – A variety of online resources to assist you with planning your career and landing your perfect position.
  • Workshops and Events – A range of events to develop your skills from careers advisers and employers.
  • Bangor Prospects – The University’s Student Employment Bureau advertising graduate vacancies and opportunities.
  • Go Wales – The Achieve through Work Experience Programme creates tailored work experience opportunities for young students
  • Enterprise and Self Employment – Do you have an idea for a business or entrepreneurial skills you wish to develop? B-Enterprising offers a range of services to support business start-ups.
  • Graduate Careers Fairs – These careers fairs allow you to maximise your chances of finding the right graduate placement for you and engage with employers to find out what they are looking for in prospective candidates.
  • Graduate Volunteering – Volunteering is an unpaid activity or work at a not-for profit organisation which makes a difference in the wider community. After your studies it may be hard to afford to work for no pay; however you may learn valuable skills and show future employers that you are a highly committed individual.
  • Graduate Jobs – Internships, Placements and Programs – Work experience is essential when applying for jobs. Whether you want to get a taste for working in a particular sector or get your foot in through the door, internships, placements and programs are valuable for your career progression.
  • Going Travelling? – Make the most of your travels and have fun but remember you can use your global experience to your advantage in your future career.
  • International Graduates – After completing your degree there are many issues to consider. Do you want to stay in the UK, move back to your home country or somewhere else entirely? This section can help you with those decisions.
  • Global Opportunities for All – Planning your graduate opportunity anywhere in the world.
  • Further Study and Funding – Should you wish to undertake further study this section shows you the various things to consider before you commit yourself.
  • Keep in Touch with Bangor Alumni – Stay in contact with your classmates, organise reunions, help mentor and guide future Bangor Students, keep up to date with University news, receive an email for life and many other services.
  • Useful Links – There is a vast amount of information available on the internet. Here is a selection.

Supporting Employers

The Careers and Employability Service is committed to providing support to all organisations to assist them in the recruitment of students, graduates and post graduates.

  • Information about the Careers and Employability Service – A brief synopsis of the service.
  • Bangor Employability Award – This award is recognition of the skills gained by a student through extracurricular activities. The BEA aims to help students understand their own skill set and how they can be transferred to the workplace.
  • Advertising a Vacancy – Whether you have a part or full time work taster, internship, placement for undergraduates, graduates or postgraduates you can advertise free of charge via the University’s Employment Bureau, Bangor Prospects (formerly JobZone).
  • B-Enterprising – This project aims to help students and graduates to be more enterprising. Working closely with employers in North Wales allows us to support employment needs.
  • GO Wales – Achieve through Work Experience is a new, and distinctly different, initiative to previous GO Wales projects; funded by the European Social Fund, it supports students who are under 25 years old and who face barriers in securing suitable work experience.
  • The Employers Perspective – Giving talks or presentations – Often students have little or no understanding of employer needs before leaving University. By giving talks or presentations you can potentially mould an individual into the ideal employee for your company.
  • Raising Your Profile Within the University – There are many opportunities to raise your profile for mutual benefit. For more information click here.
  • Supporting Employers – The Careers and Employability Service host a variety of programs and initiatives for employers. We can offer continuing professional development and support business by securing funding to run these programs.
  • Submit an Enquiry – If you have an enquiry then please contact us here.

Whatever your business needs we are confident we will provide a professional and customer focused service which will help you to identify your recruitment needs, promote your company or help develop your business by working in partnership with other areas of the University and local community.

CONTACT

Careers & Employability Service
Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DF

Phone: +44 (0) 1248 382071

Email: careers@bangor.ac.uk

Bangor University is a Registered Charity: No. 1141565