116 and Rising!

Dear all,

There are now 116 of you who have successfully applied for industrial placements. Well done!

There are still new placements being advertised and we are here to help you throughout the summer. So, come in and see me, telephone, email or Skype me.

Telephone me on 01273 01273 642167.

Email me at l.rush@brighton.ac.uk

You can also Skype me at leigh g rush.

Best of luck!


The Glassdoor Website

Hi all,

I hope that you are all aware of Glassdoor but here is a reminder.

Glassdoor is one the fastest growing jobs and recruiting sites.

On the site, you can:

  • Search for jobs
  • Get an insight into companies with employee reviews
  • See what previous applicants have been asked at interview – I think that this is really useful!

This is their website: www.glassdoor.co.uk




Howzat! 100 not out!

Dear all,

Today I am celebrating that 100 of you have already got an industrial placement for next year! Well done!

Here is a picture of Matt Prior, Sussex and England, celebrating a century. Geddit?

We are, in fact, not out as we are hoping that another 40-50 more of you will get one too. It’s not all over.

  • There are still plenty of jobs on studentcentral.
  • We will be putting more on.
  • We are here all the way through the summer to help you.




Important Information for the Summer

Hi all,

I hope that all your exams have gone well. I strongly recommend a bit of relaxation.

However, do not relax for too long because there is still plenty of time to get that placement job.

More than 90 of you already have successfully gained placements. Well done! We expect that another 40+ of you will get placements over the summer months.

The Placements Office will be staffed throughout the summer. So, come in and see us, email or call us.

Telephone us on 01273 642168, 01273 642167 or 01273 642343.

Email us at placements.business@brighton.ac.uk

You will also be able to Skype us – details to follow.

In addition, we will be phoning or emailing you all within the next week to see what help we can offer you.

Let’s make this a bumper year for students getting industrial placements!

Josh loves Coast to Capital. You could too!

Hi all,

I hope that you all appreciate the value of doing an industrial placement but I want to share with you the following from Josh who is currently on placement at Coast to Capital.

Josh says:

‘I’m doing well, the placement’s still great, I get to do a bit of everything to fill gaps as needed. It’s a nice role with a lot of autonomy, it’s what you make it really.

For example, since I didn’t have a placement until September I started learning Russian over last summer. My role here has taken on a focus on international trade and as luck would have it I’m now in talks with a company from Russia about them maybe coming to the area, and I’ll be doing a Skype call with them tomorrow. I’m also getting funded by Coast to Capital to go to an event by the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in London soon, where I’ll get to introduce both Coast to Capital and myself to even more of these businesses.

Point being for a student who wants a dynamic role in a small, open organization, this one is pretty awesome! I can’t think of anyone here I would consider unapproachable’.

Well done, Josh!

Josh is doing the role that I emailed about yesterday – as a Service Pillar Support Assistant. The role is open till the 30th May. Get applying, please!

The details are on studentcentral. See Virginia’s favourite jobs.

Best of luck!


Join Reade on Route 66!

Congratulations to Reade Whiteman, who is our 66th student to get an industrial placement this year.

Reade showed huge persistence and self-belief to be successful in getting a placement as an Operations Manager with GIST.

He gained one of 15 places, beating over 900 other candidates and fighting his way through 5 different application stages! What an achievement!

There are still lots of placements available and lots of time to apply.

Get your kicks on Route 66!


Welcome back to the Summer term!

Hi and welcome back!

On Weds 26th April, we have 2 great events running.

1-2pm – SHUT UP & WRITE YOUR APPLICATION! If you’re procrastinating and haven’t got round to submitting a placement application yet or want to get another one under your belt, come along to room 150 where Clare and I will be on hand to help you through the application process. Bring your laptops!

2-3pm – HOUSE OF HUD PR & MARKETING PLACEMENT TALK – If you’re looking for a local marketing placement role and would like to meet the founder and director of House of Hud, as well as their current placement student (also from UoB), then join us in room 150 for a short presentation about the company and role, with time for questions.

Any questions – please email us at l.rush@brighton.ac.uk or c.l.forder@brighton.ac.uk

See you on Wednesday!

One of our 47 Success Stories so far!

Hi all,

If you are getting frustrated with applying for placements and not being successful, read this success story.

Sasha was getting downhearted. She had completed 30 applications and felt that she wasn’t getting anywhere until she attended 2 interviews. At both of these, she realised that, whilst demonstrating company knowledge was important, it was displaying a passion for the role and a desire to succeed that was actually going to get her the job.

At Prysmian, she was interviewed for a role as a Purchasing Assistant.

She got the job! Well done her!

She was so relieved and excited. She says that she was ‘Ecstatic!

And her advice?

She says that it was ‘Hard work, a slog, but you just have to keep going and hope you do get something’.

Book for 2 Final Events for the Term: Psychometric Test Workshop & KPMG

Dear all,

There are two final events for your calendar this term.

KPMG, the Consultancy Company, are giving a presentation in Mithras House. They are recruiting for both graduate roles (final years) and industrial placements (second years) in the Channel Islands.

They will be here this Wednesday 29th March, 1 till 2pm.

That Wednesday between 2 till 3 there is also a psychometric test workshop, run by the FDM group. It will offer useful tips on coping with the online tests and how to approach them.

Please email me at l.rush@brighton.ac.uk to book your place.

Both events will be in Room 117.