education & skills

Swansea Bay is home to some excellent schools and Higher and Further Education institutions. With so much to see and do it’s a great place to live and to study. Swansea University, in particular, offers one of the best student experiences in UK and has been recently shortlisted for UK University of the Year.

education & business

It is vital for a healthy economy that education is closely linked to the requirements of business, and that business can enjoy access to the available pool of talent, research facilities and learning resources.

Swansea’s learning based institutions work with business regionally, nationally and globally. From placement schemes to a host of staff training and development opportunities, to research and knowledge transfer projects, the region encourages business enterprise, helping to create and grow future business..

Major investments by Swansea University and University of Wales Trinity St David are generating research and learning capabilities and academic/industry collaboration – further enhancing Swansea’s position as a City of Innovation.

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Swansea University

As a research led institution Swansea University plays a major role in developing the regional economy, supporting business and industry through research collaborations, skills development and access to staff and students.

With expertise in priority growth sectors such as Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, ICT, Energy and Environment, Life Sciences, and Financial and Professional, Swansea University can help both Small-Medium enterprises and Multi-National Corporations achieve their business aims, whether that is to improve productivity, develop the skills of their employees, create new product or services or simply to grow in size.

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access to talent

Home to 20,000 students, including 2,700 postgraduates, Swansea University offers an excellent student experience with world class teaching. Ranked 15th in the UK and top in Wales for student employability (HESA 2015), over 80% of students go into top graduate jobs, and 76.1% of graduates in 2014-15 achieved a 1st or 2:1 degree.

Swansea University’s Swansea Employment Academy gives business access to the University’s vast pool of highly qualified under and post graduate students for work placements and jobs. Employers can also advertise vacancies on the University website, take part in Careers Fairs, Talks and Workshops, and utilise the Gradintel job matching service.

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business / work placements

The University operates a number of initiatives for Business including:

Information supplied by Roger Gill,
Business Marketing Officer Swansea University

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

Henry Ford