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Additional Skills Development Options

The Skills Development Service (SDS) is part of a employability initiative in the Students’ Union bringing services to where students need them most. The Skills Hub is located on the 2nd floor of the Students’ Union and comprises the Skills Development Service, Cardiff University Enterprise, Cardiff Volunteering and the Jobshop.

Alongside the Skills Development Service courses, other recognisable ways in which to bolster your CV include volunteering through Cardiff Volunteering and taking part in enterprise courses through Cardiff University Enterprise, check out Cardiff University Enterprise on Facebook and Twitter.


The Jobshop is a free student employment service which aims to find casual employment for registered Cardiff University students. Opportunities are available within the University, the Students' Union and with local employers.

Careers and Employability

The Skills Development Service works in partnership with Careers and Employability, which provides students with interactive learning resources, specialist guidance and support throughout University via Your Career Journey online. Additionally students can access 1:1 careers advice, employability sessions in schools and employer events on campus. You can log into your Careers Account on the intranet to get your CV checked, book a careers appointment and browse work experience opportunities, jobs and employer events. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates or email them at careers@cardiff.ac.uk.

Get Support to Secure Work Experience

GO Wales: Achieve Through Work Experience aims to level the playing field for eligible students who require support to secure flexible career-related work experience.

GO Wales can provide the following support:

  • Individual support of a Project Officer: who will work with you and discuss your career goals, work experience preferences and any workplace adjustments that might be required.
  • Flexible work experience placements to enhance your CV: anything from a 3 day taster up to a 30 days placement.
  • Funding: to cover travel, accommodation and workplace adjustments.

 To find out more about GO Wales please have a look at the  GO Wales intranet page.  Email: Gowales@cardiff.ac.uk  Tel: 029208 70181


upReach at Cardiff University

Cardiff University is partnering with upReach to provide free support with exclusive access to employer insight days, mentoring with top employers and support with employability skills.

To be eligible for upReach you will have attended UK state schools since age 11, Achieved  BBB (or Realrating equivalent) A levels and have a household income below £42,620. 

Start your application to become an upReach Associate now  www.upreach.org.uk


The Cardiff Award

The Cardiff Award is an employability award that encourages students to undertake work experience or get involved in extra-curricular activities, then recognises and rewards students for their efforts. It takes you through a process that will give you the confidence and skills to be successful in the world of work, after graduation.