The Employer's Partner

British Airways has a unique partnership with the University of South Wales, which sees aircraft maintenance graduates leave university with a degree and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) training, which is awarded under the British Airways licence. This partnership is the only one of its kind in the UK and is testament to the University’s reputation for excellence inside the aviation industry. Bill Kelly, General Manager Heavy Maintenance, British Airways


When it comes to working with industry, USW is the University of Choice for business. Many of our courses are developed with the professional bodies and leading organisations who employ our graduates, from local government and the NHS to many of the world’s major corporations.

Our courses are designed to increase the skills and employability of our students. This is recognised in the University’s partnership with key anchor companies in Wales’s growth sectors.

Our teaching staff and careers teams have connections with employers, professional bodies and specialists across industry, practice and the professions. We work with employer partners to make sure that our students get all the experience and advice that they need.

The University's mace, the symbol of the University in its degree ceremonies, was designed by a lecturer who is a sculptor and artist in his own right, but it was constructed by the industry of General Electric and local industry through GE Aviation Wales. This represents the partnership with employers that runs through the University of South Wales’s DNA.

In aerospace, the University’s unique partnership with British Airways enables aircraft maintenance engineering students to graduate with both a BSc degree and the industry-standard EASA professional licence under BA’s accreditation.

Our Accounting courses are hugely respected, gaining Gold and Platinum ACCA accolades as well as being named Public Sector Accountancy College of the Year by PQ Magazine.

In financial and professional services, our pioneering graduate scheme offers paid work placements in partnership with Admiral, Atradius, GMAC and Composite Legal Expenses, providing opportunities to experience a professional career in financial services first hand.

Our partnership with employers makes the University of South Wales a major contributor to the success of our graduates and their employers.