BEA Home for Employers, Volunteer Organisations & Alumni

Welcome to the Bangor Employability Award Employers, Volunteer Organisations and Alumni page. This is where you will find information about the award, how to get involved, useful links and guides as well as contact details. 

What can the Bangor Employability Award (BEA) offer you, as an employer?

The BEA offers you to the opportunity to recruit graduates that have gone above and beyond and showed a true commitment to self and professional development. The scheme offers you a guarantee that the activities each student has completed have been Bangor University accredited and validated. The BEA welcomes your feedback as well as your involvement. We offer opportunities for you to contribute to the BEA with varying levels of involvement that suit your availability and commitments.   

Our BEA graduates stand out from the crowd

Students that have committed to complete the BEA are students that have the ability to transfer higher level skills developed at University to graduate employment and promotion. Our students show a remarkable commitment to personal and professional development and evidence how they have developed these skills whilst at University. They have learned how to articulate their skills and experiences both in written and oral form. They have learned the value of team work as well as working independently and are motivated to always give their best.  

What is the BEA?

The Bangor Employability Award (BEA) scheme is designed to enhance the immediate and longer-term career prospects of Bangor University students. The scheme works with Bangor’s academic schools and Students’ Union, and also alongside private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

Experience points (XP) are awarded for each activity completed within the scheme, and there are 3 levels of Award that can be achieved: BEA 100, BEA 150 and BEA 200. There are two main sections: the required Core Programme, which offers career management and skills development training, and the self-tailored Activities Programme, aimed at accrediting extracurricular activities that may not be formally recognised within the academic curriculum. The Core Programme is delivered to students by our careers and employability service, by employers and voluntary organisations and by alumni of Bangor University.

The BEA is completely tailored to the individual student and their interests. This flexible and tailor-made approach to employability means that the award fits around the strengths and interests of each individual student, so that they can develop the skills and experience specific to their own career goals.

How can I get involved?

  • Offer a Bangor University student an experience in the workplace
    • A volunteering opportunity, a short taster session or a longer placement or internship
    • A temporary or permanent job vacancy that you would like us to advertise.
    • Provide business mentoring for our student entrepreneurs?
  • Contribute to the BEA Core Programme and deliver an employability skills development session
  • Organise a talk about you and your business. Advice and guidance from employers and alumni is invaluable to students’ professional development and is always welcomed.
  • Or, if you are unable to provide any of the above, we still value, welcome and encourage your endorsement, thoughts, and suggestions about the BEA scheme.


For more information, please see our FAQs.


Who can I contact?

If you are able to provide any of the above, please contact a member of the BEA team at