Employability Week is next week!

Hi all,

Next week is a huge week for us.

The Employability Hub (aka The old Placements Office) is hosting an Employability Week. We have many exciting sessions planned including the launch of the BBS Advantage Award.

I have attached a schedule of events: Employability Week-1rlzrzo

All the events will be taking place in the Student Lounge, 1st floor Mithras House, 11 till 1pm, 20th – 24th November.

See you there!


Three Placement Events

Dear all,

I hope that many of you made it to the Careers Fair at the Amex on Wednesday. I really enjoyed it.

Next week, we have three more events for you.


Graduate Recruitment Bureau is visiting on Tuesday November 14th at 11am to discuss the benefits of doing a placement and how this helps with getting a job after university.

Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) is recognised as the UK’s leading, independent, graduate recruitment consultancy.

Please email placements.business@brighton.ac.uk to book.


University of Brighton students Louise and Liam, on placement at IBM, will be on campus on Thursday 16th November at midday to give a presentation about the company and their placement roles.

Available placement roles include: Business, Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing.

Please email placements.business@brighton.ac.uk to book.


Kerry Paget, Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s Campus Brand Manager Ambassador, will be available in room 159a, Mithras House, between 1 and 2pm on Thursday 16th November.

She will be offering help and information on applying to Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car was voted Graduate Employer of the Year at the 2016 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards by UK students and a panel of experts.

This is an informal drop in. There is no need to book.

Bring your CV along to start the ball rolling with your application to Enterprise.

If you have questions before or after the session, Kerry can be contacted here: Kerry_cbm@hotmail.com

You can even mail your CV to her, if you cannot attend.

The Careers Fair

Hi all,

Please come to the Careers Fair this Wednesday (8th November), 11am till 3pm, at the Amex Stadium.

This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce yourself to employers and learn about them.

Take some copies of your CV with you – some companies will accept them.

You can find more details here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/events/careersfair 

Virginia and I will be there. Hope you will be too!

Book now to meet RSM!

Come and meet RSM to hear more about the company and their wide variety of placement roles – 2nd November at 1pm.

If you’re interested in Tax, Audit, Business Advisory and similar roles, this would be a great session to attend.

Bring your CV!

There are 30 places available for this event so book now to avoid disappointment.

To book, please send an email to: placements.business@brighton.ac.uk

See you there!


Celebrating Black History month!

This month is Black History month. You can find more about this here: http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

In this post, I would like to celebrate the achievements of two black people very close to home.

Bert Williams MBE is the driving force behind Brighton and Hove Black History. This summer he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from this university for his contribution to the promotion of race equality in the local region.

 University of Brighton Graduations summer 2017
Picture by Jim Holden

I know Bert through work he did for Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and I still see him of an occasion at reggae gigs. He is a lovely guy and a terrific representative of his community, very worthy of his honorary doctorate.

Paige Hall is also a great representative of her community. She is going to be a great success.

Paige has recently completed an HR placement at Discovery Communications. She is modest but she said that ‘During my placement year I achieved a very exciting but challenging work experience in the field of HR. I advanced my communication, presentational and problem solving skills and was able to network with a range of people’.

And for the future?

‘In the future I would like to achieve a graduate job in HR and a CIPD qualification.’

I am sure she will achieve these!

Congratulations to both Bert and Paige!

Apply to be Undergraduate of the Year 2018!

Hi all,

The 9th Undergraduate of the Year Awards are now live!

11 awards, from 11 employers, for 11 students to become the Undergraduate of the Year 2018!

Top companies are looking for the best undergraduates in 11 different sectors which include IT, Engineering, Science, Marketing, Mathematics, Humanities, Business, Management, Economics, Fashion and Social Action. The 11 awards and sponsors are as follows:

  • The Male Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by L’Oréal.
  • The Female Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by Rolls- Royce.
  • The Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by e.on.
  • The Fashion Retail, Buying and Merchandising Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by Marks & Spencer’s.
  • The Future Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by ACCA.
  • The Undergraduate of the Year Award for Impactful Social Action Award sponsored by TeachFirst and #Iwill campaign.
  • The Computer Science, IT and Physics Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by FDM.
  • The Construction and Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by Laing O’Rourke.
  • The Mathematics, Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by GAZPROM.
  • The Management Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by Enterprise rent-a-car.
  • The One to Watch Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by FIRST / NAMES GROUP.

There are some fantastic prizes on offer which include exclusive internships, places on graduate schemes, iPads, director lunches and international trips! Not only that, you will have proven yourself to be amongst the best and most employable students in the country. The ten best students from each award will be invited to attend the prestigious Awards Ceremony in Canary Wharf in April!

Closing date for applications is the 29th January 2018 but make sure you get yours in early to stand a better chance!

Apply and find out more here: http://undergraduateoftheyear.com/

Best of luck!


Book for Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s Mock Assessment Centre

Hi all,

Enterprise Rent-a-Car is coming to Mithras House to hold a mock assessment centre on Wednesday 6th December, 11 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! Previous feedback on these sessions has been very good.

Book on JobTeaser. Go to ‘Events’, ‘Reserved for Brighton’, ‘View Event’ and ‘Saved’.

Book early!

Get booking those appointments for us to see your CVs!

Hi all,

Welcome to my first blog posting of the year!

This year, we have a tremendous brand new placements job system. You do need to register on it at: https://brighton.jobteaser.com

On the site, you can:

  • book an appointment with us in the Placements Office
  • search for placement opportunities
  • load up your CV and create a profile
  • find lots of helpful hints to gain a placement
  • and much more!

When you register, please make sure that the time zone in your profile is set to GMT.  If not, your appointment times will come through to us incorrectly.

You can change your time zone in your profile by going to the ‘General Information’ section of your profile.

I am sure that you will like the new system and find it very helpful.

Get booking those appointments for us to see your CVs!




Congratulations! And good luck!

Dear all,

So we have come to the end of the summer and the new academic year starts on Monday.

There are 140 of you on or going out on placement this year. Well done!

Congratulations to those who were successful! Hard luck to those who tried but were unable to get a placement!

If you are on placement, we will see you at times over the coming year.

It has been great working with you all.

Very best wishes to all of you!