Local Placements Fair!

Join us on Wednesday 6th March 4-6pm in Mithras Canteen for the next Local Placements Fair!

This event is absolutely not to be missed if you’re looking to work locally during your placement year. We have some exciting companies ready to meet you to discuss their roles. Bring a copy of your CV and brush up your knowledge of the following places:

Crafted Atom

Graduate Recruitment Bureau

House of Hud (Arabian Tent Company)

Crunch Accounting

Curry Leaf Cafe


Enterprise Rent a Car

University of Brighton

Opportunities in marketing, accounting, finance/procurement, and business development to name a few are available.

Book for help with Assessment Centres

Not sure what to expect at an assessment centre? Not sure how to improve on your performance at a previous assessment centre?

Many employers will include an assessment day as part of their interview process.

Need tips to help you succeed?

Come to my coaching session – 1pm, next Wednesday, 6th March.

To book, email me at l.rush@brighton.ac.uk

Available to all years!

Spaces limited so book early!

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!