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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 Centre for Skills, Enterprise and Volunteering is located on the 2nd floor of the Students’ Union and comprises the Skills Development Service, Cardiff University Enterprise and Cardiff Volunteering.

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.

The Careers Service

The Skills Development Service works in partnership with the Careers Service, which provides students access to free services such as CV and LinkedIn clinics, employability masterclasses including interview techniques, applications, assessment centres, commercial awareness and more. They also have presentations by top employers, industry panels and careers fairs. You can log into your careers account on the intranet, follow them on twitter @cardiffcareers or email them careers@cardiff.ac.uk. You can drop in and see a careers adviser 1-4 weekdays, bring along a CV or have a mock interview!

The work experience team offer a wide range of opportunities. These include short unpaid insights into industry and longer paid internships. Work experience hosts include local schools, employers and even the University itself. All opportunities are advertised on your careers account (Access via the intranet) and promoted via the Work Experience Team Twitter account. Ensure you don’t miss out on opportunities or tips on work experience by following us or email us on workexperience@Cardiff.ac.uk to find out more.

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.