Book for a Mock Assessment Centre with Enterprise Rent-a-Car!

Hi all, 

Enterprise Rent-a-Car is coming to Mithras House to hold a mock assessment centre on Tuesday 27th November, 12 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! Feedback on Enterprise’s previous sessions has been excellent.  

If you would like to attend, please email me at 

Thank you!

Just do it: Come to hear Nike in Mithras House

Do you want to do your placement at Nike? Do you want to work near Amsterdam? If so, come along to Mithras 218 on Thursday 8th November at 11am for a company/placement presentation delivered by current Brighton placement student, Molly Grange. Find out about the roles on offer, what it’s like to work at Nike, and what living abroad in Amsterdam is like.

No need to book; Just turn up!

Careers Fair! Next Wednesday!

Next Wednesday, 7th November, is the date for this year’s Careers Fair. It is at the Amex Stadium, 11am till 3pm.

It is a really exciting and a great opportunity to meet employers. Don’t be shy. They want to meet you. Why not take your CV along?

I would like to highlight that Computacenter will be there and you can give them your CV, if you are interested in their Business Management (IT Services) role. Here is a link to the job description:

If you have already given me your CV, I will be showing those to Computacenter on Wednesday.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car will also be there and you can give them your CV if you are interested in their many Trainee Managers role. Here is a short video which gives you an idea of their exciting roles:

You can also book directly with them for their Mock Assessment Centre which is being held in Mithras House on Wednesday 14th November, 1-3pm. Second year students have found these very useful in the past.

I will be at the Amex on Wednesday. If you need help, just ask! See you there!

Customer & Communications BAME Internship

Following on from my previous blog regarding Black History Month which celebrates Black achievement, I am posting details of a Customer & Communications BAME Internship, which aims to increase the representation of students of African, Afro-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin in marketing and communications. The role is with Transport for London.

The Customer and Communications Internship is a diversity initiative targeted at students of African, Afro-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin (or combinations of the above) who are studying, have recently graduated, or have demonstrated an interest in the marketing or communications industry. These groups are under-represented regionally, and nationally, in marketing and communications which is why this scheme has been created.

Entry requirements
You must be an undergraduate or recent graduate of BAME (as defined below) origin on track to receive, or have already achieved, a 2:2 in any degree, or, have no more than one year’s experience in the communications industry – such as in marketing, stakeholder engagement, public affairs or other related field.

What you’ll be doing

Working in a fast-paced marketing and communications environment based in TfL’s Head office, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in creating campaigns, developing customer messaging and influence customer behaviour to help you start your career.

You will be involved in key projects and campaigns and have the opportunity to gain experience in another team, giving you a broader experience of how marketing and communications works at TfL. Throughout your time, you will work collaboratively with other teams across the business, and gain an understanding of transport as well as marketing and communications.

Here is the link to the job:

If you need help with the application, please drop into room 159a, Mithras House, to see me.

The closing date is 23 November 2018.

Best of luck!

Black History Month

This month is Black History month. You can find more about this here:

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

Bert Williams MBE is the driving force behind Brighton and Hove Black History. In the Summer of 2017, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from this university for his contribution to the promotion of race equality in the local region.

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.

‘So, why do you want to work for us?’

‘So, why do you want to work for us?’ is a very common question at interview. You should also discuss this in a cover letter.

Your answer could cover some of the following:

  • The company’s reputation: ‘I would like to work for a market-leading accountancy company’.
  • The quality of its products or services: ‘I am aware of your new exciting product ranges, such as….’
  • The training it provides for its staff: ‘Your company takes on industrial placement students each year and you receive tremendous feedback for your training on Rate my Placement from those students’.
  • The Ethics and the culture at the company

You may have heard yesterday on the BBC about The Tree Conference which took place in Frome, Somerset: 

Experts there highlighted the vital role trees and reforestation can play in limiting climate change – in response to the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report urging for global warming to be kept within 1.5C.

This brought to mind the work that The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation is doing – funding the planting of 50 million trees throughout the US, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the UK:

Each project is individually selected to prioritize immediate reforestation needs and to help restore ecosystems after wildfires or other natural disaster strike. The Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge will have planted 13 million trees by the end of 2018 – and 50 million trees by 2056.

2018 is the 11th year Enterprise has planted trees in the UK. More than 850,000 trees have been planted to date in the UK.

One way in which we can change the future of our planet is by making companies aware that we want their products to be ethically produced and packaged, and that we want to work for companies that behave ethically.

I would be interested to hear your thoughts!

You can find out more about Enterprise’s Trainee Manager role, take a look here:

If you are interested, just email your CV to me at     

Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Computacenter: Two of our Favourite Things

This is an important post as it provides information on two of our favourite employers of placement students. We have a close working relationship with them.

The first of those companies is Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

Enterprise has won numerous awards for its placement scheme and has vacancies in a large number of its bases.

Do you have a passion for customer service? Do you want responsibility? And fast track progression into Management?

As a Management Trainee, your duties will include providing customers with a great customer experience, you’ll be marketing their business, selling their service and liaising with insurance companies, dealerships, body shops and corporations. Not to mention all the day-to-day stuff, like office management and administration as well as collecting and delivering vehicles and keeping them clean.

Take a look at this too:

If you are interested, just email your CV to me at     

Full UK drivers licence is required

Salary – London & South-East region £18,000

The second company is Computacenter. It provides computer services to public and private sector customers.

Their roles are based in central London and Hatfield, Hertfordshire. They have a variety of roles which you can find on JobTeaser. The role I would like to highlight here is their Business Management (IT Services) role.

This is a fantastic company to work for. In addition, they are offering you a fast track application process. If you would like to be considered for an interview, please email your CV to me at as soon as possible.

Here is a link to the job description:

You do not need to have any specific IT knowledge to apply. They accept applications from all degree disciplines not just IT as this is a business placement not a technical IT placement.

We have two students working at Computacenter this year.

Welcome to the new year! Welcome to my blog!

Hi all,

Welcome to my first blog posting of this year!

This year, we have some tremendous new initiatives to help you get that placement role. I will be sharing these on this blog as they approach.

But, first things first….

Please register on our placements job system here:

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 (via ‘Resources’ on the top tool bar)
  • find information about our large number of events

Get booking those appointments for us to see your CVs!


Free CV advice on

Congratulations to those that have already succeeded in getting an industrial placement. Well done! There are currently 113 of you.

Those of you still looking have until the start of term to get a placement. There is still time.

If you would like to look at your CV again, take a look at – as a University of Brighton student, you have free access to this.

In their library, search on ‘CV’. You will find ‘CV Success Master Class’ by Aimee Bateman from

I have just viewed the section ‘Your CV layout’ and revised lots of my own CV. It is an excellent presentation!

Best of luck!


Reade gets his kicks on Route 66!

Congratulations to Reade Whiteman who has been chosen by senior management and board members to be Gist’s Industrial Placement student case study for the annual RateMyPlacement ‘Top 100 Undergraduate Placement & Internship Employers Guide’ for 2018/2019!

Well done, Reade!

You can read Reade’s Contribution here: Reade Whiteman – RMP Top 100 Employers Guide-1jw6lb1

This is Reade’s second appearance on the blog. He was the 66th student to gain a placement last year: