Want to do your placement for Nike near Amsterdam?

Nike placement roles in Holland will open on 1st March. It is likely that they will have roles available in HR, Marketing, Finance, and many more areas.

Nike’s European headquarters is based near Amsterdam. We have an exceptionally good relationship with the company. Molly, one of our placement students, will be heavily involved in recruiting next year’s placement students. Those who attended her previous seminar will understand what an amazing and dynamic company Nike is to work for.

To make sure you are well-prepared for applying and can demonstrate in your CV and cover letter exactly what the company is after, come along to our NIKE placement application masterclass.

The masterclass is at 11 tomorrow, Tuesday 26th February.

Molly will be joining us via Skype.

You will be taken through the do’s and don’ts to make sure your application has the highest chance of success!

Please bring a copy of your CV and/or cover letter with you on the day.

Book via the ‘Events’ tab on the top tool bar of the JobTeaser homepage.

See you there!

Rolls-Royce Placements still available

Dear all,

Placements rolls with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are still available. Some of the jobs are local – Goodwood, West Sussex.

Take a look here: https://www.bmwgroup.jobs/gb/en.html#location=GB,GB/Farnborough,GB/Goodwood,GB/HamsHall,GB/Oxfordshire,GB/Swindon,GB/OTHER&&fullText=placement

Applications are open till 17th March unless jobs get filled earlier. So, don’t hesitate.

If you need help with an application, please book with me on JobTeaser.

Their website says:

We are looking for students who relish a challenge and seize the opportunity to display their potential in a dynamic environment. This year we are offering a number of opportunities in the following areas: 

  • Marketing & Communications- As a placement student every day is different, you could be helping to communicate product and corporate news, planning international media launches and arranging VIP and media plant tours. Our marketing placement students focus on a number of projects in brand strategy, marketing arts and experimental marketing. 
  • Sales and Aftersales- You could be helping launch new models/features, Sales Channel Development, helping to optimise dealer performance through training, coaching, and a suite of dealer tools or Aftersales, where you will be supporting tasks relating to Aftersales marketing or the warehousing and logistics environment.   
  • Logistics – Logistics placement roles can involve planning, implementing and controlling the efficient movement and storage of goods related to the company, as well as getting involved in new product integration. You will gain priceless experience in the field of supplier management and have the opportunity to develop your communication skills from interactions with suppliers, customers and internal departments
  • Finance – Our finance placements vary from working with our Sales and Fixed Cost Controlling team, where the team financially steer and report on the cost of selling our vehicles globally, to working with trade compliance where our placement students assist with customs processes and the movement of goods.

Book for a Mock Assessment with IBM

IBM will be here on 20th February to run a mock assessment centre.

BBS student Dan who is currently on placement at IBM will be on hand with colleagues to go through how to handle an assessment day and what you should do and not do. This session is essential for anyone who has applied for IBM roles or who has a forthcoming assessment centre at any company.

The event will run from 10:00 to 12:00

Please book on JobTeaser.

See you there!

How to answer the common Interview Question: ‘Why do you want to do this job’?

Following on from my recent workshop ‘Interview Questions: How to answer them & How to ask them’, this post gives hints as to how to answer the common interview question: ‘Why do you want to do this job’?

Your answer should probably answer one or more of the following different questions.

If, for example, you are applying for a Marketing role, answer the following:

  • Why you would like to work in Marketing in general and / or
  • Why you want to become involved in Marketing at this particular company and / or
  • That you want to carry out the duties of this particular job

So, you might talk about:

  • Your general interest in Marketing – for example, how you enjoy the process of engaging the public with products
  • Particular marketing campaigns run by a company – give a specific example
  • Your wish to assist with social media / website activities, for example

I hope this helps!

Important News from IBM about the re-opening of their Business Placement!

Dear all,

IBM will be opening their 12-month ‘Business Placement’ roles for applications from 9am on Monday 11th February to 5pm on Friday 15th February. They intend for this to be the last time they open any IBM Placement roles for 2019.

They strongly encourage all candidates to ‘register their interest’ on their website, against the role you are most interested in https://www-05.ibm.com/employment/uk-en/undergraduate.html, and you will be notified as soon as your chosen role is live and available to apply to. The initial application is very short and straightforward and should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Their role videos are attached below which include current University Placement students who are doing these job role talking about what it entails.

Business Placement role video

They have also included below some short videos explaining their University Placement scheme, and the application process you will go through.

IBM’s University Placement Scheme: https://youtu.be/oXi7IxfUCCI
IBM’s University Placement Scheme – Application Process: https://youtu.be/U9jXados834

If you need help with an IBM application, book an appointment with us in the Employability Hub on JobTeaser.

Best of luck!

Free workshop: A Crash Course in Using Social Media for Business

Free workshop: A Crash Course in Using Social Media for Business

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 5.30–7.30pm
Room G3, Advanced Engineering Centre, Moulsecoomb
Find out how you can use different social media marketing tools to raise brand awareness, communicate with your customers, and generate new leads:

  • Discover what a good social media strategy looks like;
  • Get ideas and inspiration to engage people in your social media campaigns and content;
  • Learn about the algorithms and factors that impact your performance as a business using top social media platforms;
  • Understand how to plan and manage your social media activity;
  • Find out about invaluable tools and resources that can help you succeed.

This workshop will be delivered by Kerry Watkins (pictured) of top consultancy Social Brighton. Kerry is founder, trainer and consultant at the organisation, which helps businesses learn to manage social media successfully in-house. She designs and delivers tailored social media training solutions for clients and runs regular workshops in Social Media Strategy, Content, Facebook Ads and LinkedIn training courses.

Book here: https://brighton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/socialmedia

How to answer the common Interview Question: ‘Why do you want to work for us’?

Last week, I led a seminar on Interview Questions: ‘How to answer them & How to ask them’.

This post gives hints as to how to answer the common question: ‘Why do you want to work for us’?

Your answer is likely to touch on some of the following:

  • The Reputation of the company
  • The quality of its goods / services
  • The culture / ethos of the company
  • The quality of the training you will receive
  • The quality of your fellow employees

Resources that will help you:

  • The Company’s website: see what the company says about itself
  • ratemyplacement.co.uk: for feedback from previous placement students
  • glassdoor.co.uk: for information about the company and possible interview questions
  • youtube.com: some companies put films on youtube about themselves and what is like working there: you can some ideas regarding the culture and ethos of the company
  • linkedin.com: to follow and network with companies & individuals
  • Speak to the Placements Office! We know a lot about the more common placement companies

Book for a workshop: Interview Questions – How to answer them and how to ask them!

Dear all,

I am running a workshop Wednesday 16th January, 1pm to 2pm.

This workshop will help you understand what questions you should expect at interview, how to prepare your answers and how to deliver them. It will also help you to prepare questions to ask your interviewers.

It will be ‘hands-on’!

Please book via email at: l.rush@brighton.ac.uk

Thank you!

Is Santa bringing you a placement for Christmas?

Dear all,

It is the last day of term! Phew! I hope that you all have had a successful start to your second year.

The Holidays are a great time to making those placement applications. (But rest up too!)

If you would like to see me next week, I am around and have appointments on JobTeaser till Thursday (20th).

You can email me too at l.rush@brighton.ac.uk

The university and the Placement Office / Employability Hub is closed from 4pm Friday 21st December and reopens on 2nd January. So, no emails will be dealt with during this time. We will be too busy helping Santa.

If you do need help whilst we are away, take a look at the ‘Tips and Advice’ section on this blog. See the top tool bar. There are some resources there to help you.

There is still plenty of time to get a placement. There are still plenty of jobs available.

Finally, enjoy the holidays! Yay!

Join an award winning team at House of Hud!

I have just received an update from Zain, one of our students working in Marketing, PR and Business Development for The House of Hud. She is really enjoying herself and the vacancy to replace her is still available. All details are on JobTeaser: https://brighton.jobteaser.com/en/

The House of Hud has just won an award at The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 – Regional Winner – Venue Stylist – South East. Congratulations to them! The picture features Zain (far right), Katherine Hudson (next to her) and our other placement student there – Charlotte.

‘I am an international student from Jordan, and when I first started my course in Business Management with Marketing at the University of Brighton, I wanted to take every opportunity such education could offer. So I was eager to take a placement year, to get a glimpse of work life and test the waters of the field of my future career.

I am currently a Marketing Executive at House of Hud, which is a local company located just 40 minutes away from Brighton. There, and because it is a small-scale business, I speak my mind knowing that my voice is heard, and I feel appreciated for being a student with a fresh mentality.

Work-life significantly differs from student-life, and in a very good way; it has shaped my lifestyle into a healthy and active one. Having a job has inspired me to better manage my time, hence allowing me to think of interests, hobbies, and activities with which I want to fill up my free time.

Moreover, placement year has reminded me of my capacity to learn; I overcame anxieties about not having enough knowledge, and soon realized that I can learn along the way and pick up new skills. It’s also nice to be exposed to different tasks; one day I find myself handling web-design, another day I’m helping crew members set up for a photoshoot, or I’m attending an awards ceremony.

My journey so far has been eye-opening; in addition to communicating with other people from the industry, I’ve also explored more sides to the world of marketing and management. Work-environment at House of Hud especially promotes creativity and flexibility; it’s driven me to hunt for inspiration, whether I was working at the office, from a coffee shop in town, or from the comfort of my home.

All in all, placement year is a great example of the continuous nature of learning; it has allowed me to apply the lessons I’ve learn at university to real life situations, and now I look forward to applying lessons learnt from work to the coursework I’ll be doing in my final year’.

Don’t forget: their vacancies are still available!