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Graduate Opportunities 2021

What’s happening with graduate opportunities 2021? 7 predictionsfrom the Prospects and Gradconsult labour market experts: 2021 very likely to be betterin job market terms than 2020, but probably not until later in the year. We won’t get back to pre-pandemic employment this year. Overall, unemployment may continue to rise, however, non-graduates will be impacted far…

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St. John’s School and College Virtual Career Fair 26 April

St. John’s is a local Brighton employer who are looking for students and graduates. The fair will consist of: A short ‘Who we are’ presentation, detailing how we can grow your career and ‘kickstart’ your graduate journey into the professional world. A few ‘meet and greet’ talks by key colleagues who can discuss their experience…

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Grads in Games Events

The Grads in Games Student Conference – https://gradsingames.com/grads-in-games-student-conference/ This free conference is open to anybody and will be an opportunity to hear from professionals from games studios such as Rockstar, Mediatonic, Epic and Cloud Imperium. Including in-depth discussion on what first roles are really like, how future game technology will influence the skills you need,…

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Ever Considered a Postgraduate Conversion Course?

Students often think about  popular career areas offering good opportunities and wonder how can they break into them when they don’t have a relevant degree.  One way of doing this is a via a postgraduate conversion course and Prospects has an excellent section on these on their website. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/conversion-courses These courses are designed specifically for entry into…

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My Time At Brighton

Leah Brown studied on our Health Studies BSc(Hons) top-up degree. She tells us a bit about her time at Brighton and what she has been up to since she graduated. “I chose the University of Brighton as it was one of the few Universities that offered the top-up degree course. The fact that it was…

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Be More Skilled!

We all have our own unique set of skills, strengths and attributes that make us who we are. Our strengths and abilities often reflect our interests and experiences, and our skills can help us to work out where we can succeed and make a difference in the world. Being at university is all about learning…

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Save the date: 1-5 March is Be More Skilled Week

Employers are asking for transferable skills, and recruiters always want to know about more than just your qualifications. How will you tell them what they want to hear?   Be ready, be more skilled. This week is here to help you to identify, develop and communicate your skills to employers. Visit the Be More Skilled page for further details. Book your…

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How to Impress in an Accounting Interview

Job interviews are daunting no matter which sector you are in. As a growing accountancy firm, we’ve interviewed our fair share of nervous candidates. Here’s a few words of advice from the people on the other side of the table, to help you become a job interview aficionado. We’ve been interviewed for accounting jobs, too!…

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Siemens Kick Off Gradcracker Webinars for 2021

Gradcracker is an essential source of vacancies for ALL STEM disciplines and every Thursday they host a live webinar with a STEM employer. The employers talk about their company, what they do, and what opportunities they have for both placements and graduate jobs. Employers have mentioned that if you watch the Gradcracker webinar they it…

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Applying for placements or graduate schemes? Increase your psychometric test skills

  Online tests can be a daunting process but evidence shows that practice can increase your success rate by 10%. With this in mind, the university has established a partnership with Graduates First who specialise in practice online tests. https://www.graduatesfirst.com/university-career-services/brighton/   This gives you free access to premium psychometric tests and job preparation tools, including: 7 verbal…

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Job Searching and Applications: Are you Ready?

We hoped you enjoyed Brighton Works Week.  A week full of events, webinars and Q&As with our specialist careers staff and employers. All sharing advice and ideas of how to be more employable, make great applications and enter the world of work. With my colleague Liz Vassilakes, our events officer we ran a session: Job Searching…

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How to differentiate between different types of graduate jobs

There is lots of terminology for graduate jobs. How do you work out what is the right path for you? Firstly, it is good to understand the recruitment cycle. This article covers the basics: https://www.graduate-jobs.com/gco/Booklet/graduate-recruitment-calendar.jsp Although most big players in an industry have deadlines for graduate scheme applications closing by Christmas, there will still be grad schemes…

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How to approach job hunting – Find the right job for you

When it comes to looking for a job it can quickly become overwhelming or disheartening. Often people start by googling. People end up on Indeed or LinkedIn. This can work for some people but having a logical and specialised approach to job hunting will generally be the most effective way to do things. Get organised…

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Get Yourself a Careers Buddy!

Try something new today: Get yourself a careers buddy! We all know that thinking through options, skills and opportunities can easily feel like a just going round in circles – a lot of thinking but perhaps not much forward movement. That’s why we would like to suggest you reach out to your peers during lockdown…

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Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair

Our Virtual Careers Fair is fast approaching! We hope you have all downloaded the Careers Fair Plus App as you need it to take part. The app lets you browse employers, go to their drop-ins, watch webinars and book one to ones.  Hopefully you are already signing up for the one to one sessions with employers…

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FREE digital skills course for graduates: worth £2600!

The Digital Accelerator is a free digital skills diploma, worth £2600 delivered by Creative Process, it will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that employers demand. Here’s how you can get access to the digital know-how so highly prized by employers…

STEM Students and Grads. Don’t Miss Gradcracker Webinars

  Gradcracker is hosting a series of webinars with guest speakers from a wide range of employers. In each webinar, you’ll get to meet one of the companies as they tell you all about their organisation, opportunities, their application process, and more. It is a perfect opportunity for you to discover more about an employer…

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Fully-Paid Internships For University of Brighton Graduates

The University of Brighton and Santander are offering fully-paid internships for recent graduates. They are from the non-profit sector and will all be based close to Brighton. You may be taken on to share the workload, or for a specific project; but you will be hired because you have skills the employer wants. They are excited recent graduates…

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The Student Remote Worker Survival Checklist  

The Student Remote Worker Survival Checklist   This is a guest blog from Passion.io. Working from home!? That’ll never work for me, how can I concentrate with so many distractions around me? If you feel like this you’re not alone. The past few months have seen a huge shift in the way people are working…

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