Graduate jobs and internships in Swansea

Jobs in Swansea

Are you looking for a job in Swansea or the surrounding area? Swansea is Wales' second largest city and is located on the South West coast in the county of Swansea. The second most populous local authority area in Wales, Swansea was previously well-known for its copper industry. The city expanded in 2011 and merged with other parts of West Wales to form the Swansea Bay City Area.

Swansea is a popular tourist destination thanks to its beaches and offers a variety of water sports including surfing, sailing and water-skiing. Swansea is the birthplace of famous Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and author, Mark Ellis.

Economic activity and employment rates in Swansea are slightly lower than the Welsh average. 90% of the city's population are employed in the service sectors: education, public administration, health, banking, finance and insurance. Well-known employers in Swansea include Virgin Atlantic, HSBC, Amazon.co.uk, BT and Virgin Media, along with many others. A few of the top employers in Swansea include 3M, Admiral Insurance, BT Group, EDS, International Rectifier and Pure Water.

Thanks to recent strategic investment, the Swansea 2020 project has been implemented with the aim of increasing productivity and economic activity in the city, concentrating on major sectors of the city's economy, skills training for youths and promoting entrepreneurship.

The employment rate in Swansea is slightly lower than in the rest of Wales and Great Britain as a whole.

The top employment sectors in the Swansea include:

  • Information Technology and Communications
  • Life Sciences
  • Professional Services
  • Tourism
  • Marine Industries
  • Creative Industries

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

Work experience is often invaluable, however, it can be difficult to decide where to carry out your internship, industrial placement or apply for a graduate job. The top graduate employers in Wales (Swansea) include: Aberystwyth University, Boots, Cardiff Council, Specsavers, Carmarthenshire County Council, Electroimpact, Enterprise, Lloyds Pharmacy, McDonald's, Newport City Council, Office for National Statistics (ONS), PRA International, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Sapiens, Adapt, Airbus, ALcontrol, Alert Logic, Apollo Teaching Services, 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 days and career events in Swansea designed to help you find a job. To take part in recruitment days, bring along an up-to-date CV and, if you already have an idea what 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 Swansea, there are a variety of job and career fairs including the annual Swansea University Careers Fair. With over 14,000 students in attendance, the event takes place over two days. The first day focuses on undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Engineering, Sports Science, Business, Management, Economics, Marketing, Accounting, HR Operations and Supply Analytics. The second day of the event has a particular focus on undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Bioscience, English, History, Geography, Politics, Law, Languages, Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics and Human & Health Sciences. Students can find out more information about internship, industrial placement and graduate job opportunities with a variety of Welsh and British employers.

Average salary for graduates in Swansea

Graduates from Swansea University are the most likely in Wales to get professional level jobs. The average salary for graduates working in Swansea usually matches that for the rest of Wales, approximately £25,000, but can vary depending on sector.

If you live in Swansea 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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  Salary £8.00 per hour (£6.93 if under 21) ·  Role area Fast Track Driver ·  Contract type Fixed Term Contract ·  Job reference HRGHU338659 ·  Location Swansea SA1 7DS ·  See Christmas from the...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £ 8 - £ 8.5 / Hour ·  Category Sales & Retail - Retail ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Sales and Retail ·  External Reference BC11092018PTCS Adecco are c...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £ 7 - £ 8 / Hour ·  Category Office and Secretarial - Office and Secretarial ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Office and Secretarial ·  External Reference B...

Part Time Warehouse Operative Evenings (UK) Position Summary: Ensure accurate movement of all packages, safely within the warehouse sort environment whilst working to specific deadlines. The wa...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £7.83/Hour ·  Category Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Woodworking, Furniture & Timber Products ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Industrial and M...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £ 7 - £ 8 / Hour ·  Category Office and Secretarial - Secretarial ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Office and Secretarial ·  External Reference BC05092018CS...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £ 7 - £ 8 / Hour ·  Category Sales & Retail - Customer Service Advisor ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Office and Secretarial ·  External Reference BC06092...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £ 14 - £ 14.29 / Hour ·  Category Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Industrial & Manufacturing ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Industrial and Manu...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £10.55/Hour ·  Category Transport & Logistics - Transport Admin ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Procurement and Supply Chain ·  External Reference CWL1ADMI...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £ 26000 - £ 32000 / Year ·  Category Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing ·  Job type Permanent ·  Industry Office and Secretarial ·  Ex...

  Location Swansea, Newport ·  Salary £7.83/Hour ·  Category Construction & Property - Labourer ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Industrial and Manufacturing ·  External Reference KE/001 We ar...

Marriott International represents the largest hotel chain in the world. With a portfolio of over 30 brands and an occupancy in over 120 countries worldwide, Marriott regularly looks to grow and develo...

  Location Swansea, Swansea ·  Salary £ 7 - £ 8 / Hour ·  Category Office and Secretarial - Administrator ·  Job type Permanent ·  Industry Office and Secretarial ·  External Reference BC31/08/20...

  Location Swansea, Newport ·  Salary £7.83/Hour ·  Category Construction & Property - Labourer ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Industrial and Manufacturing ·  External Reference KE/001 We ar...

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