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Brighton Works Week 2023: careers and employability

A week of activities and events focused on boosting your employability, no matter what year of study you are in, or what you are studying. Search and book any and all events today on Careers Connect.

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Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair 2023: a part of Brighton Works Week

Attendees can expect to engage in meaningful conversations, gain insights into different industries, and even secure interviews on the spot. With representatives from renowned companies, and local businesses, you’ll have the chance to showcase your skills and learn about exciting opportunities available.

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10,000 Interns Foundation

Since its founding in 2020, The 10,000 Interns Foundation (10KIF) has created opportunities that have empowered young individuals to launch their careers, overcome barriers, and achieve their full potential. Black, mixed heritage and disabled students can apply today.

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Graduate Aspiration Programme (GAP) Mentoring from the Civil Service

GAP is an amazing one-to-one mentoring opportunity which matches university students, from low socio-economic backgrounds, with a mentor from the Civil Service who has expertise in a particular professional area. The programme aims to build confidence, and aspiration and support future career choices, as well as enhance communication skills and build new networks.

Student Jobs and Volunteering Fair

This fair is a fantastic opportunity for students to explore a wide range of employment and volunteer positions for various interests and ambitions. Whether you’re seeking part-time work or volunteer opportunities, the fair will connect you with employers that value your skills and enthusiasm.

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Graduate Entrepreneur Launches New Money Exchange Shop in Central Brighton

On Tuesday, 26 September, entrepreneur and University of Brighton graduate Mohammad Hussain (featured in the photo), opened a new branch of his money exchange business ‘Brighton FX’ in central Brighton. Mohammad Hossain, Founder of Brighton FX, was joined by Councillor Mohammed Asaduzzaman, the Deputy Mayor of Brighton and Hove, at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on…

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Thinking of becoming self-employed or going freelance in the future?

Thinking of becoming self-employed or going freelance in the future? Sign up for a four-part certificated skills program created for students. It’s FREE and it’s called Work For Yourself

Santander Startup Fuel grants programme launched: applications deadline is 14 July!

Freelancers, founders and social entrepreneurs Are you in need of cash fuel to launch or grow your business and power it to develop  to the next level? We (Clare and Helen, the beepurple team) are  excited to announce the launch of the Santander University of Brighton Startup Fuel Grants, with over £15,000 worth of funding…

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Leading engineering consultancy is hiring Brighton Graduates

We are bringing you this guest post from David Kelly who graduated from our BSc Design Technology course over a decade ago. David is now Managing Director of his own company, Fortis Facades. Find out about this exciting opportunity to snap up their new role of Graduate Façade Consultant.

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Hear from our past Turing Scheme students

The University of Brighton has been awarded funding to support students on overseas work or study placements in academic year 2023, until August 2023. Benefits of overseas travel The benefits of working or studying overseas are many and varied – you get the chance to learn about other cultures, gain an international mindset, the opportunity…

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Gain Invaluable Experience and Empathy Skills as a Student Caregiver

The folks at Kingsway Care have written this guest blog post with help from two students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School. We always promote getting some work experience under your belt before you graduate, so take a look and see whether they could provide the right part-time job for you. 

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Graduating art student? Read on for advice and opportunities

Find out more about support available as a graduating art student, including organisations, opportunities and more.

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Are you still looking for your dream job after graduation?

EY – a top 10 top employer for graduates in professional services is recruiting for Graduate roles starting September 2023!  

We work with many of the world’s leading organisations, to support them in building a better working world, and have exciting vacancies across the UK in various locations.

Have you considered working for a global management consulting firm?

With roles spanning ten capabilities and a range of disciplines, McKinsey has graduate schemes within specialized teams. Take a look at their recruitment events coming up to see where you could fit.

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Student Ambassadors: Applications open for 2023-24 academic year- APPLY NOW!

The Careers and Employability Team are looking for Student Ambassadors to help promote the service to students within their academic school. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to work with our specialist teams in Placements, Internships & Volunteering; Mentoring; Beepurple (Entrepreneurship); Employer Liaison; Marketing and Comms; and Career Development. The application deadline is 25tMay.

Looking to make rapid progress?

At both Graduate and Placement level, Enterprise offer the hands-on experience and excellent training that means you could be running your own branch in as little as two years.

Show your skills with an amazing website

Websites are a great way to promote your work and hobbies to potential customers. Join the FREE Digital Accelerator course and learn the core skills to build an amazing website.

East Sussex Council Recruitment event for Care Professionals

If you’re interested in a career as a health professional, you couldn’t do better than to check out opportunities with our local councils…. Get yourself along to this event hosted by East Sussex County Council, to explore the many roles that Adult Social Care has to offer.

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Are you planning to start your own business or go freelance?

Every June, the beepurple team delivers a practical and engaging startup course called ‘StartUp Hive’, exclusively for University of Brighton students and graduates.

This year, the free three-day course takes place from Monday, 12 June to Wednesday 14 June, in the Creativity Suite, Moulsecoomb Campus.

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Class of 23: Employability support for graduating students

We’re here to help you plan your next steps and develop your employability skills. Sign up for the short and snappy Class of 23 sessions (see below) delivered on Microsoft Teams by Careers and Employability experts from across the University:

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