An evening with MSD; Wednesday 28 October; 6pm

Dear all,

MSD currently has the following roles live on JobTeaser:

Policy and Communications


Marketing Associate (Cardiovascular)

Hospital Acute Care Marketing

IT Service Desk Analyst

Marketing associate HIV

Learning & Development and Business Transformation

Digital Operations

Animal Health Marketing Assistant

Marketing Operations

Vaccines Marketing

To find out more, join this online event this Wednesday:

An evening with MSD, Early Careers Virtual Presentation | Come & Join us!

Event Date: Wednesday 28 October

Event Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm

For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, MSD continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world.

At 6:00pm – 7:15pm Wednesday 28th October, MSD will be holding a live virtual presentation hosted by representatives from across its organisation to give you a more in-depth look into MSD. They will discuss who they are and what they do, the vision, mission and culture of their organisation and the student placement and graduate opportunities they have available.

With around 40 student and graduate placements this year, there is something for everyone so they welcome students from all degree disciplines.

If you would like to find out more about the event and register your interest to attend please click here.

Beepurple Events!

Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship support service, there to support any student or graduate with their business idea, freelance plan or social enterprise project.

Please find listed their events for this term.


How to Market on a Low Budget

Wednesday 21 October, 5.30–7.30pm

Find out how to develop a clear purpose and vision for your business and create a realistic marketing plan when budgets are tight.

Book your place on 21 October

How to Present with Confidence

Tuesday 3 November, 10am–12pm

Understand how to present with confidence for when you next give a presentation to your course mates, lecturers, potential employers or small businesses.

Book your place on 3 November

The Highs and Lows of Starting Up

Thursday 5 November, 2–4pm

Hear from a panel of graduate entrepreneurs who will share the highs and lows of starting a business. Ask them questions, learn from their experiences and be inspired.

Book your place on 5 November

How to Manage Your Time

Wednesday 18 November, 5.30–7.30pm

In this practical session, learn how to structure, prioritise and schedule your time and workload more effectively. Relevant to students and start-ups, discover how to keep focused and reduce procrastination, distractions and overwhelm.

Book your place on 18 November

Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition Final

Wednesday 9 December, 5.30–7.30pm

Pitch your idea to win cash prizes. Brought to you by Santander Universities, with special guest entrepreneurs and a chance to grow your network.

Book your place on 9 December

CV Webinar

The next Placement talk is on Tuesday 20 October from 11.00-12.00 on Teams.

It will be a CV workshop, offering tips and guidance on creating and developing your CV.

The meeting will be hosted by me (Leigh) and Paige.

Paige, celebrating above after graduation, is one of our alumna who is now a Resourcer at Diageo. Paige completed a placement year with the Discovery Channel in its HR department.  She will be able to tell you from a recruiting point of view what employers will be looking for.

The joining code as ever is y8l2mup.

Hear David Timms, Chelsea FC, ex BBS Placement Student

For all Years

21 October @ 10am: David Timms, Senior Business Development Manager | Chelsea Football Club

Join the David Timms webinar on MS Teams

David Timms is a University of Brighton Graduate, from the Business Studies with Marketing course. Come along to hear what he has to say about university, his placement year and his first graduate job.

In this session, David will cover his time at the University of Brighton including early struggles, the placement year that turned everything around, the transition from education into the working world, working through the economic recession of 2008, the importance of strong business relations and taking yourself out of your comfort zone.

Expanding on his key learnings and experiences throughout, with an underlying message of growing your networks, bringing people together, helping others and following your passions.


Currently Senior Business Development Manager at Chelsea Football Club, David also holds a role as Vice-Chairman of Stadium Experience (a not-for-profit marketing collaboration of football, rugby and cricket club venues across the UK and Ireland), sits on the Membership Committee of BritishAmerican Business (the leading transatlantic trade association between the UK and US) and sits on a leadership group for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s charity-sporting events.

To date, a 14-year career within the sport, hospitality, tourism, events, corporate and luxury sectors has allowed David to gain experience in implementing and delivering business development, sales and event logistic strategies for UK and global sporting events (including his current role at Chelsea Football Club and previously World Cups, European Championships, The English Football League and The Wimbledon Championships) as well as corporate and CSR events.

IBM Placements

Dear all,

IBM’s ‘Business’ and ‘Technology’ industrial placements are going live next Monday (19th) and closing on Wednesday (21st).

You do not need to be studying a technological degree to apply for its Technology roles. However, you must be on track for a 2:1 for any of its roles.

You need to catch this window.

As in previous years IBM strongly encourages all candidates to ‘register their interest’ on its website, against the role you are most interested in between now and the opening date(s) to ensure you will be notified in advance of your chosen role going live and being available to apply to.

Once the role is live, the initial application is very short and straightforward and should take you no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

You can register here:

Hope this helps


JobTeaser for Postgraduates

Post For Postgraduates

Hopefully, you attended this morning’s session on Teams and met all three of us in the Employability HubVirginia Goodwill, Hazel Brown and myself (Leigh).

If not, we did record the session and it will be made available to all.

JobTeaser is our jobs portal for placements. I have attached here a document to explain how to use the site: Introduction to JobTeaser

It also has a great Resource section to give you hints on CV writing, interviews etc. You will also use it to book our Events and one to one Appointments with us on Teams.

Make extensive use of JobTeaser. It is the fourth member of the Employability Hub!


Over 200 live Industrial Placement Roles!

Dear all,

Post for Second Years

We have put over 200 industrial placements onto JobTeaser that you can apply for.

If you have not registered on JobTeaser yet, please do so. You will be able to view jobs, book appointments, see our events, and view lots of useful resources. Here is the address to register:

If you have not already booked an appointment with Virginia Goodwill, Hazel Brown or Leigh Rush to discuss placements, please do so as soon as possible.

We will be very happy to look at your CV and cover letter, talk about how to be successful at interview, or give you guidance about particular roles.

Don’t delay!

In addition, we will be running our first online Teams Event on Tuesday 13th October, 11 till 12. Check Events on JobTeaser on Monday for details.

Leigh Rush

Summer Placements!

Post for First and Second Years

Dear all,

Summer placements are an excellent way of gaining great work experience, getting a foot in the door of a company, improving your commercial awareness, developing technical skills and building up contacts in your industry of choice.

If you are looking for a Summer Vacation Placement, here is an excellent site to find those jobs:

Some companies – BT, Keuhne & Nagel, for example – only offer Summer placements so the site is definitely worth looking at.

You can also look here for Summer Placements via Rate My Placement:

If you need help, please mail us in the Employability Hub at


Welcome to the New Academic Year!

Post For Second Years

Dear Second Years,

Welcome to the new academic year!

Hopefully, you have attended this week’s sessions on Teams and met all three of us in the Employability HubVirginia Goodwill, Hazel Brown and myself (Leigh).

JobTeaser is our jobs portal for industrial placements. I have attached here a document to explain how to use the site: Introduction to JobTeaser

If you have any questions, please email me at

I would like to stress the following:

  • Please register on this address: (and not the macro JobTeaser website –
  • Please attach a copy of your latest CV and a photograph as part of your profile

JobTeaser should be the first place that you look for industrial placements – I search other job sites for jobs so that you do not have to!

It also has a great Resource section to give you hints on CV writing, interviews etc. You will also use it to book our Events and one to one Appointments with us on Teams.

Make extensive use of JobTeaser. It is the fourth member of the Employability Hub!


Welcome to the University of Brighton! Welcome to my blog!

Post For First Years

Hi First Years,

Welcome to the University of Brighton!

Hopefully, you will have had the opportunity to meet all three of us in the Employability Hub – Virginia, Hazel and myself (Leigh) via Teams this week.

In those meetings, I encouraged you to apply for a Spring or Summer vacation placement.

To find those roles, go to Rate My Placement:

On the top tool bar, left click on ‘Find a Job’. On the next dropdown menu, left click on ‘Insight / Vacation Scheme’.

We will be delighted to help you with making an application. To book an appointment, email us at:

Welcome to the University of Brighton!