Posted: Mon 11th Apr 2016

Cardiff University Students Wanting To Work In The Welsh Capital /
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 11th, 2016

Cardiff University students wanting to work in the Welsh capital after graduating are getting the chance to meet with local employers in a first of its kind careers fair. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Held on 19th April 2016 at Y Plas in the University’s Students’ Union, the fair will feature more than 30 organisations from Cardiff and south Wales who have opportunities for graduates from all disciplines. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Employer Liaison Officer, Virginia Bonet Morell, explains more: “Around 40 percent of Cardiff University graduates find a job in Cardiff or South Wales after graduation. For this reason we are launching our brand new careers fair, ‘Grads Love Cardiff’ with local opportunities for students wishing to stay in the Welsh capital. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“At this there will be a wide variety of employers who are looking for students from different degree disciplines. From large recruiters to local SMEs and start-up business, there will be a range of exhibitors all with graduate opportunities for Cardiff University students.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The fair is sponsored by Admiral, one of the largest private employers in Cardiff. A spokesperson for the company said: “Admiral is delighted to be a key sponsor of the Grads Love Cardiff Careers Fair at Cardiff University. We employ more than 3,000 people in our Cardiff city centre headquarters and graduates play a vital role in the development of our rapidly expanding business. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Admiral has been named one of the best companies to work for in the UK every year since 2001 and now serves more than 4,000,000 customers. Graduates recruited from Cardiff University have enjoyed rewarding careers with Admiral often in roles involving direct contact with the highest levels of management.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cardiff University graduates are among the most sought-after by employers with 95.5 percent of students going on to work, study or both following their degrees. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At Cardiff, students benefit from a stimulating study environment, research-led teaching, and interaction with academics who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their field. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

MotoNovo Finance are one of the firms exhibiting at the fair: “Values’ led and with a clear vision for the future, MotoNovo’s ongoing growth provides a platform where people can develop their careers, and we have a track record to demonstrate this ethos,” said a spokesperson for the company. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Now, we are looking for more people to join our team, people with ambition and commitment, including graduates with their fresh thinking who have the energy and enthusiasm to develop into the future leaders of our business. MotoNovo Finance is soon to move prestigious new premises in Central Square and has embarked on major recruitment campaign that will see the team grow to over 1000 people. The Grads Love Cardiff Careers fair is a great opportunity for MotoNovo Finance to showcase the careers we have on offer to graduates and help them develop an exciting future in Wales, with an award winning ambitious and diverse organisation where every team member can develop a long-term career.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Grads Love Cardiff fair will run from 11.30am-3.30pm. Booking is not needed and students can turn up on the day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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