Careers, Employability & Your Future

Employability and the School of Education

Courses at the School of Education open up a range of opportunities for those who are interested in specialising in a teaching career. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in the primary, secondary, tertiary or higher education sectors.

Graduates can also look forward to opportunities in a range of other career pathways. These interesting career opportunities could include:

  • social work
  • child care
  • youth and community work
  • publishing, journalism and the media
  • museum and gallery education
  • libraries
  • public services
  • human resources
  • Opportunities at Bangor

    The University’s Careers and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. Developing your personal skills and enhancing your employability while at university is becoming increasingly important in today’s job market.

    The Bangor Employability Award (BEA) and Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

    The Bangor Employability Award enables students to build on their transferable skills through the recognition of activities they become involved in during their university life. Students can gain points towards the award through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, attending workshops or actively participating in the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies.

    The HEAR is a final graduation report that all undergraduates receive. The report itemises all academic achievements and additional extra and co-curricular achievements. Academic achievements appear on the report automatically and students are able to note their eligible activities by using the online platform ‘My Employability Hub’. This ensures that future employers are made aware of the additional skills the student has gained outside of the curriculum.

    The Award is open to everyone and taking part in the scheme can make a major difference to your performance in the graduate job market.

    Internships

    Bangor University runs undergraduate and postgraduate internship schemes twice a year, which allow students to work in a professional environment while learning relevant skills and earning money.

    Internships offer valuable experience in a professional workplace and there are a range of internships you can get involved in.

    Student Volunteering

    Not only is volunteering worthwhile – it also improves your employability and widens your experience.

    The Students’ Union has a dedicated Student Volunteering Office (SVB) which currently contributes a total of 600 hours each week, promoting a close relationship between the university and the local community. Find out more on the Student Volunteering pages of the Bangor Student’s Union website.

    Working while you Study

    The JobZone is the University’s Student Employment Bureau. They advertise the following opportunities:

    • Graduate jobs – Local, National and International
    • Full-time, part time, permanent and temporary jobs
    • Work experience / internships
    • Voluntary opportunities
    • GO Wales opportunties

    To access these opportunities you need to register with the Careers and Employability Service.