Supporting your School

Careers Education, Information & Guidance

Guidance for Students and Recent Graduates


The Careers & Employability Service (CES) provides advice and support for a wide range of issues relating to employability , careers, and postgraduate study options. We are also able to provide confidential advice to any student considering course change or transfer. Students can speak to an Employability Adviser at our careers clinics, held weekdays. Students can also access guidance online through our careers website. We would encourage you to refer your students to us, regardless of their year of study. Click here to see some questions you might like to ask your tutees when discussing their future plans/employability generally.

Careers Resources


Much careers information is now available online but we still maintain a small careers resource section containing a variety of material and resources, including information on graduate employer directories, career magazines, handouts on job search skills and career planning, careers reference books and DVDs.

Workshops and Events


We deliver a programme of information, skills development, employability workshops and events, both centrally in CES and in collaboration with academic schools, both as ‘one-off’ delivery and also to support the Bangor Employability Award. Workshop titles include:Career Planning, CV development, Application and Interview skills, Assessment Centres and Psychometric Testing, Applying for a Masters/Phd, Commercial Awareness, Careers in the Civil Service, etc. Events held include an annual Jobsfair, Graduate Employability Fortnight and a Teaching Recruitment Fair. For the latest information on our events, you can find us on Facebook.

In order to encourage continued collaboration with academic schools, we would be happy to discuss the possibility of delivering workshops, whether linked to the BEA or not, as well as short introductory talks to present ourselves to new students during Welcome week, and lecture ‘shouts’ to other year groups where we could highlight to your students the ways in which our services can help support the development of their employability throughout their degree.

Delivery in academic schools is by careers advisers linked to individual schools and/or by external presenters and businesses

GO Wales Work Experience Programme

The current phase of GO Wales concluded on 31 December 2014, and we are therefore unable to accept new business. The project lead sponsor, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales is working on an application for ESF funding for a new phase of GO Wales. Further information will be available over the coming months.


Enterprise


The B-Enterprising programme is ideal for students who have a business idea or who want to develop their enterprise skills generally. The programme offers skills development, training and support to budding entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Students and graduates are given the opportunity to practise their enterprise skills through activities such as the annual Student Christmas Market, Dragons’ Den pitching sessions, Enterprise by Design and Start Up Fund. B-Enterprising workshop titles include Pitching & Presenting, Negotiation Skills and Commercial Awareness and Business Start Up Weeks and Freelancing Bootcamps are held throughout the year. The activities are part funded through the Welsh Government and students from participating schools can gain Employability Award XP points for all B-Enterprising activities.

B-Enterprising also leads on the ACE Project, a consortium with Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities and funded through the Welsh Government. The Academic Champions of Enterprise (ACEs) are a network of staff members embedded in academic departments and linked to the B-Enterprising team at CES. ACEs collaborate to develop innovative and enterprising projects within the University. An example of ACE collaboration is the Enterprise by Design Project.

Current ACEs in Bangor are:

Dr Andy Goodman Pontio
Dr James Intriligator School of Psychology
Dr Siwan Mitchelmore Bangor Business School
Dr Eben Muse School of Creative Studies & Media
Dr Iestyn Pierce School of Electronic Engineering
Dr Pedro Telles School of Law
Dewi Rowlands School of Education (Product Design)

Dynamo Role Models - a free initiative funded by the Welsh Government. Academic staff can request for Dynamo Role Models to speak to their students through structured or informal presentations and workshops where they can inspire students to understand a range of entrepreneurial experiences, consider business start up and share experiences. They can also provide essential employer engagement links for your School. For details of role models or to book a session contact the B-Enterprising Team.

Finding Employment


We advertise national and local opportunities, including graduate vacancies, voluntary and work placements as well as part-time work through Bangor Prospects, our Student employment bureau.