Careers & Employability

Careers in the College of Engineering

Here in the College of Engineering, we are very proud of the excellent career prospects of our Engineering and Sports and Exercise Science graduates.

We are continually striving to improve the employability of our students, by cultivating strong relationships with graduate employers and by ensuring our students are as prepared as they can be for the world of work.

Student Employability Links

We support student employability in the following ways:

  • Guidance and Support
  • Blackboard
  • Newsletter
  • Professional institutions
  • Employability champions
  • Employer Talks

Placement Information

Year In Industry

Many of our students at Swansea University choose to spend a Year in Industry as part of their degree, which can have huge benefits for the company involved and the student working within the company. If you are a company that would like to find out how you can offer our student's a placement, please email:

A Year in Industry can be taken as part of a BEng or MEng degree programme.

As part of your undergraduate course, a Year in Industry can provide a great enhancement to your degree and future career.

Find out more about our Year in Industry here.


Through Swansea University's Paid Internship Network we seek to connect our students to employers for graduate level placements. We offer paid internships between June and September each summer. All participating students receive a free employability master-class and are assessed via a mandatory employability assessment centre. 

Find more information about our Work Placements here.

‌The International Development Office have opportunities for students to gain international work experience and take part in work abroad programmes as part of the degree (depending on scheme). Summer work placements are also available. Find out more about working abroad here.

Our Industry Links

Industry Links

The College of Engineering has strong and established links with industry nationally and internationally.

Our knowledgeable academic staff and students are valued by companies to bring a new perspective and insight into the latest engineering developments. Our research has made a real impact on engineering our future.

Find out more about our links here.

Employer Talks

Each academic year, we organise for graduate employers to visit our students in the College of Engineering. These visits usually involve a presentation on graduate and placement opportunities within their company, and sometimes include mock interviews.

Our ‘Employer Talk’ programme has included presentations and guest lectures from Airbus, ARUP, Babcock, Exova, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce and Tata Steel.

If you are a graduate employer and would like to present to our students, please email

Students talking to an employer at a careers event

Are you a Graduate Recruiter?

We collaborate closely with multinationals, SMEs, and public and third sector organisations in a multitude of ways. Our interaction with industry includes the development of our courses, direct funding for research projects, exchange and training of research staff, collaborative use of specialist equipment and advisory and consultancy services.

If you are interested in offering an industrial placement, please get in touch with our dedicated Engineering Employability Team:

Telephone: 01792602505

Students undertake Site Visits at Engineering companies

Students undertake site visits

Confirmation of student letter

Do you need a 'Confirmation of student' letter?

Please contact your nearest MyUniHub:

In person - locations on both the Bay Campus (Tower Information Desk) and Singleton Park Campus (The Abby)
By phone - 44 (0)1792 606000
Email -

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
08.30 - 17.30