University of Brighton Careers Blog

My Tech Career – Sparta Global Consultant Q&A

Hear about Sparta Global consultant, Rituja Rao’s journey from journalism graduate to trailblazing woman in tech! Thursday 16/4 3pm for Sparta Global. Rituja will talk about her career in tech. This will be a great chance for students to ask questions and learn about her experience. She comes from a non-technical background and offers a…

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Wired Sussex Virtual Jobs Fair

Based in Brighton, Wired Sussex support the digital, media and technology sector across Sussex. Thousands of companies and freelancers come together to make up their regional network. A few months ago we posted a blog about the exciting Wired Sussex recruitment events that were coming up in late April. Wired Sussex has moved these events online…

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Career Planning in the Time of Covid-19

Normally spring is full steam ahead for the final year students. As a Careers Service we would be seeing students and posting blogs about applying for jobs, putting the finishing touches to CVs and preparing for interviews. But these current times as we know aren’t ‘normal’. However, there is still a lot you can do in…

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Good News From Gradcracker!

Gradcracker promote opportunties for STEM ( Science Technology Engineering and Maths) students and graduates and have sent good news around recruitment for 2020. As of yesterday they had 248 employers offering 2,237 graduate opportunities and 962 placements and internships. They have also reported back on particular companies – see the details below. For students who…

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Polish your CV

  We regularly feature blog posts about CVs – it’s one of the areas we are often asked about. If you are a beginner to the whole area of CV writing then I would advise you firstly go to our university of Brighton Careers Service website for more preliminary help. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-a-job/careers-advice/how-to-write-a-cv/index.aspx You can also make…

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Interested in publishing?

  We recently hosted an event at the University of Brighton attended by Creative Access and the Publishers’ Association. For those of you who weren’t able to attend we have been sent a blog which the organisers have kindly put together highlighting key points from the evening. For more information read on…   Brighton rocks…

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Are you waiting to hear back about your Training Contract and Vacation scheme application? Time to think about the next stage….assessment centres and interviews

Many of you will be waiting for news on the vacation scheme/training contract applications you submitted a couple of weeks ago, so now is a good time to look at the next stage – assessment centre and interview preparation. Law Careers.net are a great place to find all you need to know about a career…

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Royal Academy of Engineering – Engineering Leaders’ Scholarship

  If you are studying Engineering take a look at these scholarships awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. You need to act fast as the closing date is the 13th January at 4pm.  Engineering Leaders’ Scholarships To be eligible for an Engineering Leaders Scholarship, you: Must be completing an undergraduate degree at a UK…

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Don’t miss out on STEM vacancies through Gradcracker

If you haven’t as yet managed to get yourself a graduate role in a STEM career then there is still time. January is one of the busiest months for recruitment and there are tons of deadlines on Gradcracker at present, so why not take a look and make it your New Year’s resolution to land…

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NHS Scientist Training Programme for 2020 is now open

Please note that the recruitment and application process for the 2020 NHS STP  is now open and will close on 20 January 2020. There is a lot of very useful information on the National School of Healthcare Science website: https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/programmes/stp/applicants/ If anyone who is thinking of applying needs any help with the application process or…

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Get one-to-one advice on how to produce an outstanding portfolio or improve upon an existing one

Are you an aspiring or practising designer, developer, artist or animator looking to get feedback on your portfolio? Talent Fest 2020: Portfolio Clinic offers a rare opportunity to meet some of Brighton’s top creative agencies and get one-to-one advice on how to create an outstanding portfolio or improve upon an existing one. Plus, we’ll be…

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Why not give some thought to your career plans over the break ?

The end of term has arrived and many of you will have plans over the break and also we appreciate there are deadlines looming over the horizon and possibly exams. However there might be a little time between any social events  and all the work to perhaps focus on your thoughts after graduation and we…

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Opportunities for Civil Engineers at Gatwick Airport

Last week we posted a Blog about opportunities at Gatwick Airport for Civil and Mechanical Engineering . Unfortunately we have just heard from Gatwick that they will ONLY be recruiting Civil Engineers for summer 2020. So apologies if you are a Mechanical  Engineer. However there are still lots of opportunities for Mechanical Engineering and you can find…

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How to work out what career might suit you

The age old question of how do I decide what I want to do foxes many of us and if you were expecting easy answers then I will disappoint and say there probably isn’t one sure fire way to work this out. Everyone has their own set of individual talents, skills, interests and knowledge and…

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STEM students… take a look at Gradcracker for great opportunities

Calling all STEM students… Don’t miss out on opportunities. Gradcracker has thousands (currently 6,816 to be precise!) of graduate roles and work placements to choose from. However sorting out the ones you particularly like might seem overwhelming! So the Save to Shortlist feature comes to your rescue. You can use it to create a store of…

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Get your skates on to enjoy two great careers events on 6th November

On Wednesday 6th November the university are hosting not just One but Two great careers events for students on all courses! In the morning head to the Amex Stadium at Falmer for the opening of our annual Careers Fair  running from 11 am to 3pm. Please note that NO  booking is required for this event….

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Get help with psychometric tests with free online testing for all students and with help from the Pi Shop!

With increasing use of psychometric tests within both placements and graduate recruitment, the Careers Service have invested in an online resource to help our students prepare for this part of the recruitment process. Practice, practice, practice is the key. Research shows that this can increase performance by up to 10%. Graduates First gives you access…

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Tailor your CV

The term ‘Curriculum Vitae’ ( CV) literally means ‘story of your life’ and you can have one that does indeed tell that whole story.  Which could go on for at least several pages… So when applying for any job, be it a short term part time opportunity, a speculative application or the graduate job of…

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NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme now open

  NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) opens today Monday 14 October 2019 and closes at 23:30 on Wednesday 18 December 2019   http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/the-scheme/ This is a fantastic opportunity for graduates of any degree who are passionate about providing a world-class healthcare service, and have the determination and drive to meet the NHS challenges head-on….

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Banking Careers Insight Day for students with a disability or health condition

The world of investment banking is changing rapidly and the City’s leading banks are looking for fresh and innovative minds regardless of disability or degree, to join their diverse workforce. Are you keen to find out more about careers in banking? Do you have a disability or health condition? If the answer is YES to…

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