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Jobs in Cardiff

Are you looking for a job in Cardiff or the surrounding area? Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is the tenth largest city in the UK. Located on the south coast of Wales, Cardiff is a port city, well known for its cultural and sporting institutions which include the Millennium Stadium and the Cardiff City Stadium. Cardiff is a commercial centre and also one of Wales' most popular tourist destinations. Cardiff and the slightly larger Cardiff Urban Area are part of the Welsh county of Glamorgan.

Finance and business are Cardiff's main sectors followed by Public Administration, Education and Health. Tourism and retail are growing industries in Cardiff, with approximately one in five people working in the hotel and restaurant sector. BT, British Gas HBOS, ING Direct and Zurich are just some of the large companies who have their headquarters in Cardiff.

The employment rate of 16-64 year olds in Cardiff is 67.8%, higher than that of Great British.

The top employment sectors in the Cardiff are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance and Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Information Technology (IT) Services
  • Software Development
  • Construction

Looking for the ideal company to carry out your internship or work placement in?

Work experience can often be invaluable. Sometimes it is difficult to decide where you should carry out your internship, work placement or where to apply for a graduate job. A few of the top graduate employers in Wales (Cardiff) include: Aberystwyth University, Boots, Cardiff Council, Cardiff University, Specsavers, Carmarthenshire County Council, Electroimpact, Enterprise, Lloyds Pharmacy, McDonald's, Newport City Airport, Office For National Statistics (ONS), PRA International, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) , Sapiens, Adapt, Airbus, ALcontrol, Alert Logic, Arup and Atkins. You can find more apprenticeship, internship, placement and graduate job opportunities on Wizbii.

Recruitment open days, recruitment fairs and other events:

There are a number of recruitment open days and events in Cardiff to help you find a job. To take part in recruitment open days, bring along an up-to-date CV and, if you already have an idea which company you would like to work for, you should also bring a cover letter. Open day recruitment events are beneficial for both employers and potential employees as they allow employers to analyse how candidates act in a social setting and also provide the opportunity to advertise their business or company. Types of work opportunities on offer at these events include internships, industrial work placements, temporary and permanent contracts, and graduate jobs.

In Cardiff, there are a variety of job and career fairs such as "The Jobs Fair" which takes place once a year in Cardiff City Hall. The Jobs Fair is a recruitment event attended by a number of well-known employers including Multiwork, Open University, Orangebox, Aviva, TSB, Apple, Bentley, Allianz, Group, Primark, Bet365, Virgin Media, Capital One, Aldi, NatWest, Tesco, Royal Mail, Sky, Travis Perkins, The Co-operative and many others. The Jobs Fair allows job seekers to increase their chances of finding a job by meeting employers face-to-face, finding out what jobs are available and receiving useful career advice.

Cardiff University hosts the annual "Autumn Careers Fair" which is the largest fair of the academic year. Over 40 student and graduate recruiters are present. Students and graduates have the opportunity to meet recruiters, ask questions and find out about jobs, postgraduate study and time-out opportunities as well as ideas and information about potential career paths based on their degree.

Average salary for graduates in Cardiff

The average salary for graduates working in Cardiff is £23,000 per year but can range from £20,000 to £27,000 depending on the graduate job sector.

If you live in Cardiff and you're a student or a graduate looking for a job, internship or work placement, you now have all the information you need to find the job of your dreams.

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