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Applications for 2021 entry are now open! 

We have a new application form, please do not submit any previous versions as these cannot be accepted. 

To register your interest for future year intakes please fill in the short form at the bottom of our About the Scheme page.  You will receive an email as soon as applications open for your year of entry.

Applications should ideally be submitted by the end of March 2021.  Applications received after this date may not be accepted if courses are over subscribed.

Network75 is outside of the UCAS application process; therefore it will not count as one of your 'choices'.

Please download a copy of the Network75 Application Form 

Download: Network75 Application Form

Return to network75@southwales.ac.uk

It is important that you refer to the guidance below before completing.  Any missing information may result in the processing of your application being delayed.

You will receive an automatic email receipt to confirm that your application has been received.  If you do not receive this confirmation check your junk/spam folders and then contact Network75.

Familiarise yourself with the application process and timeline below.

Your application is sent to host companies. Therefore, it is important to make a good impression to maximise your chance of being shortlisted for interview:

  • Word process your application.
  • Proof read, checking for spelling mistakes or typos.
  • Don't waffle. Keep your answers precise. Edit them for unnecessary words.
  • Please include all your qualifications; including those currently being studied with predicted grades if known.
  • Include all employment and work experience - even if its unpaid or short in duration. Examples could include work experience undertaken during Year 10/11 or volunteering completed as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate.
  • Make sure your dates of employment, grades and contact details are all correct.
  • Use a personal email address not a school/college based email address.
  • Complete the GDPR and signature boxes.

The Further Information section of your application is very important; this is your opportunity to sell yourself to potential host companies.  Host companies will use this section to shortlist candidates for interview so make sure you keep this in mind when writing it. Think about your: 

  • Personal qualities
  • Interests
  • Achievements
  • Experiences
  • Strengths
  • Skills 

If you are currently studying at a school/college/university please provide at least 1 referees details who can provide your predicted grades. This person is usually Head of Sixth Form, a Personal Tutor, or the Head of Department/Course.

Please note: All applications must be word-processed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Network75 will keep you updated on the progress of your application by email, so it is important you check your inbox on a regular basis. Below gives a brief outline of the application process as well as an approximate timeline of each stage:


  • Submit an Application - Once received, your application will be acknowledged by email and processed. This includes requesting references from two referees.
  • Invitation to Interview at USW - Successful applicants will be asked to attend the University for an interview. These usually take place from January to May. Applicants who are successful at the interview stage will be conditionally accepted onto the scheme. The conditional offer will usually include: a) Network75 being able to find the applicant a host company; b) the applicant meeting the entry requirements for their chosen course. Due to COVID-19 interviews may take place via video call.
  • Invitation to Interview with Host Companies - Applicants who have received a conditional offer from Network75 will have their application forwarded to relevant companies for consideration. Companies will shortlist applicants they wish to interview with interviews usually taking place between May and September. Due to COVID-19 interviews may take place via video call.
  • Confirmation of a Place - Those applicants who are successful at the host company interview stage will provisionally be offered a placement. Your placement will be confirmed as soon as Network75 receives confirmation that you have met the entry requirements for your chosen course. You will need to forward your results to us upon receiving them in August. Students usually start the scheme on, or around, 1st September.


Applicants who are unsuccessful in securing a placement at a host company have the option to study at USW full time on their chosen course (subject to entry requirements being met). They will then be able to be reconsidered for the scheme the following academic year. Applicants who choose this option will need to be self-funded for any years they undertake full time study, i.e. through tuition fee loans/grant etc.