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Placements & internships are now more flexible than ever

There are many placement and internship opportunities, ready, and waiting for you. Don’t miss out and speak to your School placement team today.

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Gain work experience with a placement or internship

At the University of Brighton, we have dedicated Placement teams who aid you in searching, applying, and interviewing for placements or internships whilst at university.

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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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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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Theos Think Tank Internships: Research Assistant and Communications and Events Assistant

  Theos offers 6 month long, full time, paid internships for a Research Assistant and a Communications and Events Assistant, based at our Westminster offices. Research Assistants help the Theos team with current research projects – writing, editing and analysing data, sometimes carrying out interviews. Communications and Events Assistants help the Theos team with all…

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What are THEY saying about YOU? A round-up of hot topics and gossip from the graduate job market.

Welcome to the first WATSAY (now there’s an uncannily apposite acronym *ahem*) of 2018. For newbies and those not paying attention, this is where we take a look at key issues being discussed by graduate recruiters, professional internet talkers and take an occasional pop at those people who talk about ‘students’ and ‘graduates’ like they’re…

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IT summer placements, grad jobs and more – IT’s Not Just For the Boys is back, and it’s not just for IT, neither!

IT’s Not Just For the Boys is back for the eighth year running! This is a one day exclusive networking and employability skills event aimed at women with a passion and drive for technology. You’ll get the chance to hear from recruiters in uniquely designed sessions on key skills, hints and tips on applications, gain…

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Here come the weblinks – a round up of new resources on the Careers pages…

2018 has hit the ground running, as have we. Here’s a round up of the new resources we’ve dug up and added to the spiffy new Careers Service pages for your infotainment. Without further ado… Creative arts and design The ‘Design: 3D, product, interior’ section now links to Designers/Makers, an agency for contemporary design offering business…

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Check out the Careers coffee table for some quality reading matter, including…

…September’s Friday Ads? Nope. Copies of Empire with the good bit torn out? Nope. A hundred consecutive issues of the Daily Express, each with the word ‘Migrant’ in the headline? Nope times infinity plus one! As the new term flood of careers titles abates it’s time to give you a round up of what’s available….

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Your Careers Service online – changing up a storm for 17/18

Yes indeedy, it’s taken some doing (and then some more doing) but the new Careers site is out there for your perusal and (hopefully) pleasure. Based on feedback from your good selves we’ve restructured and rearranged to make all the cool stuff available with a swipe and a tap – like this… Deciding what career…

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More tips from Vasilis on how to make the most of an internship ( part 3 )

MSc Business Management graduate Vasilis Gkogkidis did an internship with Gamification+, which lead to full time graduate employment. Here he is sharing his experience of how to make the most of an internship.   Learn as much as possible You may decide to do an internship related to your field of studies or take a…

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What Vasilis learnt from his internship ( part 2 ) ….

MSc Business Management graduate Vasilis Gkogkidis did an internship with Gamification+, which lead to full time graduate employment. Here he is sharing his experience of how to make the most of an internship.   Find something that you are interested in! I think that most people know what they want to do more or less….

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Why an internship is a good idea and other advice (part 1)

Find out how MSc Business management graduate Vasilis Gkogkidis gained invaluable experience through an internship with Gamification+. Purpose of this article My name is Vasilis Gkogkidis (good luck pronouncing that) and I am a gamification designer, speaker and trainer. I graduated from the University of Brighton on February 9 and since June 2016 I have been…

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What are THEY saying about YOU? – a wee round up of graduate labour market news and views

Time for another round-up of sweeping generalisations/OMG the sky is falling/happy clappy career opportunity type stories from the world of constructing shaky arguments for a living. And also some interesting points here and there. You’re welcome… More than half of graduate employers struggled to fill roles last year – one to think about when someone…

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2017 hits the ground running with jobs, internships, postgrad study and then some…

2017 is upon us like an unexpected shower *ahem* …moving on, let’s talk serious jobs, internships, study opportunities, competitions and more. You’re welcome… Wanted ASAP! LPC Graduate to work at Brighton solicitors, Burt Brill and Cardens. The position is the Assistant to the Commercial Property Partner. They are (quote): “…looking for an enthusiastic, positive person…

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1 February 2017 – Get your first job in TV

  If you are interested in a career in TV as an Engineer, Designer, Producer, Director or Programmer amongst many other opportunities make sure you get the date and details of this upcoming careers fair in your diary; When and Where? Wednesday 1 February 2017 10:00 – 19:00 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London,…

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Kick start your career in finance

  Join the Holt valuation challenge for the chance to earn interviews with Credit Suisse Holt and affiliates.   Open to students who are interested in economics, corporate strategy and financial analysis, the Credit Suisse HOLT sponsored competition, offers students the unique opportunity to demonstrate their skills, present to leading global financial experts and get…

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A unique career adventure awaits with Blind Applying!

Fancy working for an unknown employer in an unknown location? Sounds like one of those ‘watch out for job scams’ posts, yes? Far from it, this is an exciting concept and it could be the making of your summer in 2017. Over to the good people at Entrypark for more on this unique opportunity… October…

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What’s on the Careers Service’s coffee table?

Not a stack of year-old copies of Empire, Men’s Health and Heat, that’s f’sure. As the new term flood of careers titles abates it’s time to give you a round up of what’s available. Copies of all are available to browse and/or take away at your campus Careers Centre. If not, let us know and…

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Work experience, competitions, business support and more – it’s all about The Employability…

Internships, competitions, awards, placements, business set up for international graduates, psychometric test trials, *more* competitions… no rest for the wicked, or indeed your spotlessly virtuous selves *ahem*.   10 November: Change 100 Webinar! Paid internships for disabled students & graduates. Change100 is a three-month summer internship incorporating a paid full-time role with a prestigious employer…

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