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Cardiff is well known for its cultural and sporting landmarks and is home to the National Assembly for Wales as well as numerous other major employers.

Career city: Cardiff | Postgraduate study | Local graduate employers | Moving to Cardiff

The city is well known for its cultural, historical and sporting venues – and the resulting high quality of life in the city has encouraged major businesses, such as Redrow Homes and British Gas, to locate here.

Redevelopment of the old docks in the Cardiff Bay area has led to further investment in the city, particularly in the busy leisure and tourism sectors. For media types, BBC and ITV Wales both have a strong presence in Cardiff.


Postgraduate study in and around Cardiff

There’s plenty going on in Cardiff for postgrads as well. Cardiff University is well known for its research in a number of areas, including engineering, sociology and psychology, while Cardiff Metropolitan University is best known for its work in sport and international development. Unsurprisingly, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) specialises in music and drama but also offers courses in arts management and a variety of practical subjects.


Ten local graduate employers in Cardiff

  1. The Big Issue Cymru, Cardiff (Media)
  2. Cardiff Council, Cardiff (Public sector)
  3. Royal Mint, Llantrisant (Marketing)
  4. Barnardo’s Cymru, Cardiff (Charity and not-for-profit)
  5. Redrow Homes, Cardiff (Construction)
  6. British Gas (Centrica), Cardiff (Customer service; IT; Engineering; Finance; Management)
  7. Crown Prosecution Service South Wales, Cardiff (Government; Law)
  8. ITV Wales, Cardiff (Media; Journalism; Broadcasting)
  9. The Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff (Public sector; Government; Civil service)
  10. BBC Wales, Cardiff (Media; journalism; Broadcasting)

(Note: these companies may not be currently recruiting. Their names have been provided as a guideline to the type of work available and what areas to look in.)


Moving to Cardiff

It’s on the map for…

  • The Millennium Stadium
  • Around 1,000 listed buildings including two castles and a cathedral
  • World-class classical music – the venue of the Singer of the World competition

It’s within commuting distance of…

  • Newport – 12 miles
  • Swansea – 42 miles
  • Bristol – 43 miles

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