All our courses are jam-packed with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in your field of study.
This could be through using the University’s extensive facilities tailored to the courses we offer, through work placements, or through opportunities to enter competitions or showcase your work in exhibitions and performances. Creating opportunities which will enhance employability is always at the forefront of our thinking when we design our courses.
In addition, our Careers and Zone service is able to help you access work experience, part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities in order to expand your experience, make new contacts and develop valuable skills, all of which are essential to help you get your foot in the door of your chosen graduate career path.
“I have learnt how to cater a CV for specific job roles and to continue with my work experience, which will help me have more opportunities in my career in the future.” Aimee, Fine Art
Through our ADOR programme, Careers and Zone offer a variety of skills development opportunities and learning activities, along with one-to-one mentoring from project support workers.
Recent student projects have included:
- Supporting ARCH Initiatives to create a community wellbeing garden alongside countryside ranges in Flintshire
- Producing a festive theatre lunch for residents of a local nursing home
- Documenting the construction of the new North Wales prison in a legacy book
- Producing creative work to a client’s brief with Wrexham Maelor Hospital
GO Wales (Achieve through Work Experience) Programme
If you’re under 25, studying full time and struggling to find or identify suitable work experience, telephone 01978 293240 or visit Careers & Zone in the library, to find out if you are eligible to benefit from the GO Wales Achieve through Work Experience Programme. There is support available to help with travel to work experience opportunities, childcare, paid work placements and one-to-one support.
Work Experience is essential if you're hoping to find employment once you graduate. We can help you to find out how you can make the most of your time here and access the best opportunities to increase your chances of graduate employment.
GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience is part funded by the European Social Fund, managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and delivered by universities in Wales.
Our online Jobshop will help you find part-time, temporary and graduate vacancies, as well as work experience and volunteering opportunities. We also offer temporary vacancies on campus through the Glyndŵr Temps service.
Our strong relationships with businesses and organisations in the region and the practical opportunities our courses have all help Wrexham Glyndŵr University to have the excellent employability record it has. In fact we are number one in North Wales for supporting students into jobs, with an employability figure of 92.1% and are also above the sector average for graduate level employment, according to the latest Destination of Leavers Survey (DLHE) from the Higher Educations Statistics Agency (HESA).
Our support doesn’t end when you finish your course either, as our careers and zone service is on hand to help our graduates no matter when they finished studying with us.
We run a series of employability related events throughout the year including Creative Futures, volunteering events, graduate support sessions and various other subject specific employer initiatives aimed at introducing our students to the realities of their chosen career.
“The Careers workshop really helped me to figure out what my next steps are towards my career goals and how to achieve them.” Rhian, Geography, Ecology and Environment