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Congratulations to those that have already succeeded in getting an industrial placement. Well done! There are currently 113 of you.

Those of you still looking have until the start of term to get a placement. There is still time.

If you would like to look at your CV again, take a look at – as a University of Brighton student, you have free access to this.

In their library, search on ‘CV’. You will find ‘CV Success Master Class’ by Aimee Bateman from

I have just viewed the section ‘Your CV layout’ and revised lots of my own CV. It is an excellent presentation!

Best of luck!


Reade gets his kicks on Route 66!

Congratulations to Reade Whiteman who has been chosen by senior management and board members to be Gist’s Industrial Placement student case study for the annual RateMyPlacement ‘Top 100 Undergraduate Placement & Internship Employers Guide’ for 2018/2019!

Well done, Reade!

You can read Reade’s Contribution here: Reade Whiteman – RMP Top 100 Employers Guide-1jw6lb1

This is Reade’s second appearance on the blog. He was the 66th student to gain a placement last year:

It is not too late to get a placement to start this summer!

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Management Trainee Placement

Still looking for a placement? It is not too late to get a placement to start this summer. 

Do you have a passion for customer service? Do you want responsibility? And fast track progression into Management?

As a Management Trainee, your duties will include providing customers with a great customer experience, you’ll be marketing their business, selling their service and liaising with insurance companies, dealerships, body shops and corporations. Not to mention all the day-to-day stuff, like office management and administration as well as collecting and delivering vehicles and keeping them clean.

Take a look at this too:

If you are interested, just email your CV to me at     

Full UK drivers licence is required 

Salary – London & South-East region £18,000

Great opportunities in the Netherlands: Just do it!

This is news of some great opportunities! So good, the jobs made the front page of the blog rather than the ‘Jobs of the Week’ page.

We have been contacted by Converse / Nike near Amsterdam. They have 3 Finance roles available for placement students.


The main recruiter is an ex-University of Brighton student. He really wants University of Brighton students to apply. We have had an excellent relationship with Nike in Amsterdam over many years.

You need not need to send a cover letter (despite what the attachment on JobTeaser says). Just send a CV to

Please do this as soon as possible! The jobs are to start at the beginning of August. 

If you need help with your CV, please email it to me at

Best of luck!

90+ students going out on placement this year….and counting!

Congratulations to all those 90+ students going out on placement this year! You have made a fantastic effort to get there!

We have students at major blue chips such as Warner Brothers, SAP, Xerox, Deloitte, and Oracle.

We have some at smaller local companies such as Crunch Accounting, Graduate Recruitment Bureau, Quintessence, and The Pensions Regulator. Students are working as far away as Cyprus and India.

Well done to all!

There is still time to get that placement role. There are still vacancies on JobTeaser! Let’s keep counting!

If you need help, please email me at or call me on 01273 642167.

Best of luck!

Goodbye and good luck to our final years!

June is both a happy and a sad month – sad to say good bye to our final years but also glad to see them launch themselves into their future lives.

Please forgive me if I miss you off my list but, of those who did a placement year, I will especially remember Patrick, Vels, Lucie, Freya, Tegh, Josh, and Jade. O, and Paige!

Paige did her HR placement at Discovery and is about to start her post-university career. You all made it worthwhile for us in the Placements Office but Paige made it worthwhile for me. Very best of luck, Paige!

We wish you all good luck and good bye!!!

Congratulations! We in the Employability Hub salute you!


We in the Employability Hub (Placements Office) salute you!

Currently, 74 of you have secured an industrial placement for next year. That puts you ahead of last year’s students at the same time.

We are still hoping that at least another 60 of you will be successful.

Apart from public bank holidays (and weekends!), someone will be in the office every day to offer you help.

You can email us at 

You can phone us on 01273 642167

If you would like some hints as to our current favourite jobs, please take a look at the ‘Jobs of the Week’ page on my blog:

Best of luck!

Book for Mock Assessment Centre with Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Hi all,

Enterprise Rent-a-Car is coming to Mithras House to hold a mock assessment centre on Thursday 10th May, 12 till 2pm.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car is an award winning company. It was voted Graduate Employer of the Year at the 2016 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment awards – the largest student-driven graduate recruitment awards in Europe.

This is a great opportunity! Feedback on Enterprise’s previous sessions has been very good!

Please email me at to book.

Thank you!

Welcome back to the Summer term!

Dear all,

Welcome back to the Summer term. I hope that you had a great break!

There are still plenty of opportunities on JobTeaser.

57 students have already gained a placement. Well done to them!

Between now and September, we are expecting at least twice that amount will be successful.

If you need help, please come in or book an appointment on JobTeaser.

Best of luck!


Easter Opening

Dear all,

I hope that you enjoy your well-earned break.

It does give you a great opportunity to eat chocolate and complete some more placement applications.

If you need advice, there is someone in the Employability Hub throughout the Easter vacation, apart from bank holidays.

We can be contacted on 01273 642167 or at

To date over 40 of you have gained placements. We are expecting another 100+ to gain placements by October of this year.

Best of luck! Happy holidays!