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.

Employability in Engineering Blackboard

Employability on Blackboard

There are dedicated employability Blackboard pages that have been developed as a central portal for employability information for both Engineering and Sports Science. All students are automatically enrolled onto these pages when they start at Swansea University.

These modules provide information on College events, job/internship opportunities, links to professional institutions, case studies, alumni profiles and more!

Listen to Jingru Li talk about employability at the College!

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.

Student Employability

We support student employability in the following ways:

  • Industry talks
  • Skills Day
  • Careers Fair
  • Partnership with SEA
  • Industrial mentoring
  • Year in industry
  • Guidance and support from team
  • Blackboard
  • Newsletter
  • Professional institutions
  • Employability champions

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.

Students undertake Site Visits

Students undertake site visits

Employer Visits: Annual Programme

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. External site visits are also arranged as part of the Programme.  

Our Visit Programme has included visits from Babcock, Mercedes AMG HPP, ARUP, Rolls Royce and Jaguar Landrover.

If you are a graduate employer and would like to be part of our Programme, please email

Calendar of events