THE university is pioneering a new ‘Week of Work’ initiative designed to help boost students’ employability.
Taking place during employability week – 21st-27th January – students will be given the opportunity to take a week’s work experience with leading local companies invited by the Swansea University Employability Academy.
Students’ union education officer, Zahid Raja, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students and local businesses alike. Students will gain a fantastic new experience and exposure to a field of work that the university has sourced.
“The experience will be reflective and the university has assured us that whilst students won’t be paid for this, travel and lunch expenses shall be reimbursed.”
With students constantly being reminded that a degree is no longer enough in the world of work, this initiative is part of the university’s attempts to boost its employability rate and is recognised on the Swansea Employability Award, which every student is encouraged to complete.