University of Brighton Careers Blog

Graduate Internship Opportunities

  These fantastic paid roles are for University of Brighton final year students, Masters students and recent graduates. They are part funded by Santander Universities and run as 4 to 8 week internships. The vacancies are paid at a minimum of £9 per hour. Junior Account Executive Apprentice Ilex (Chichester) Ilex Content Strategies is a…

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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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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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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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What should I be doing – a guide for final year students?

Welcome back to everyone but in this particular blog, a huge welcome goes  to our final year students. Well how did this happen, one minute you are a fresher wondering where everything is and then suddenly boom, the final year looms. It can be a shock to suddenly end up in the final year but…

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Wired Sussex Jobs Fair in Brighton

Interested in a career with a digital media company? Then get yourself along to the largest digital, creative, tech Careers Fair in the South East showcasing the best job opportunities and companies from Brighton and beyond. Entrance is free! Whether you’re looking for a job in design, marketing, games, production, virtual reality, web and app…

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Term may be over but the events keep coming…

A petite roundup-ette of events kicking off just after the end of the academic year – nice timing or what?… 12 June – Equality and Inclusion Partnership Jobs Fair, Churchill Square, Brighton. Local public sector services have come together to promote the city’s public service organisations as employers of choice where individuals can develop interesting…

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Getting ready for the interview

In our current blog post series on interviews we have so far focused on interview questions and preparation for these. Now in the final one of the series we are going to look at what  you need to know before you go, what to do when there, what to wear etc. Beforehand… If you are offered…

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Dealing with difficult situations and how this can help with interview responses

So far  in the series we have covered some  questions that are commonly covered at interview and here are a sample of those. Why should we hire you? How to answer an interview question about communication How to address more ‘unusual’ interview questions If you go back to the Advice section you will find more…

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Questions to ask the employer at interview

  So far in the series we have covered the sort of questions you are likely to face in the interview. So testing your skills, knowledge and experience to date in relation to the job being applied for. You are also very likely to be asked why you want to work there.  We have covered these…

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How to answer an interview question about communication

  This series on interview questions the aim is not to find  ‘word perfect’ answers but to help you identify scenarios demonstrating where, when and how you used certain skills. You can then talk about these with confidence no matter what the questions are. Number 2  in the series approaching interview questions covers a skill needed in all jobs – communication. Examples  involving good communication…

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Hatch a plan over the break

Five quick top tips for career planning over the break… Update your CV– life can move very rapidly and you think you have a  CV and then suddenly its ‘out of date’. So add on new skills gained from the course, work, volunteering and other interests. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-a-job/cvs-applications-and-interviews/how-to-write-a-cv/index.aspx Check your digital footprint – what comes up when you…

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Preparing for the ‘Unknown’

Preparing for the ‘Unknown’ is probably a paradox. However it is important to consider this when attending any recruitment event such as an interview or assessment centre. Recruiters will ask you to  respond to questions and tasks that you know the answer to and can prepare for ( the Known), but then they will surprise you with questions and…

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What to do when Graduate Schemes have closed

      You may be finding out that the deadline on many graduate schemes has gone and you are concerned about having missed the boat. Or you haven’t managed to secure a place on one, despite applying. Do not despair! Whilst graduate  schemes are really good opportunities they are not the sole entry point into a graduate level…

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