University of Brighton Careers Blog

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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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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Engineers, IT, Healthcare and Teaching – a round-up of events starting…NOW! (eep)

Autumn is events season. And how. Here’s a sample for your diaries… 26 October and 23 November – IT’s not just for the boys. TARGETjobs has created this employability event where you can find out how to secure a role in the tech industry, fast-track your application and network with other women who have a…

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NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) is now open

NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) – is now open and will close at 11am on 4th December 2018. Applications for the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme: http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/ have now opened.. The Scheme has 6 specialisms and applicants choose one of the following:  •           general management •           finance •           human resources •           health informatics •           policy…

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Graduating in 2020 in Engineering, Product Design, Computing, Maths or Physics ?

  If you graduate in 2020 then read on… Would you like the opportunity to secure one of four £10,000 scholarship for your final year of studies and a 3-month paid summer work placement at global technology company? Sign up now to attend the Paxton’s Scholarship Open Day on Friday 9th November. The Paxton Scholarship…

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Calling all women looking for opportunities in IT…

IT’s not just for the boys! IT’s not just for the boys! that’s why TARGETjobs has created this employability event where you can find out how to secure a role in the tech industry, fast-track your application and network with other women who have a passion for tech. Build your professional network Boost your CV…

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Opportunities for STEM students with Gradcracker

 If you are a finalist looking for jobs or a second year looking for a placement then start with Gradcracker. Top STEM employers such as BMW, Mace and Shell have placed their opportunities on the website and Gradcracker already has thousands of brand new placements and graduate opportunities for 2018/19. But  you need to act quickly. Many employers…

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Guest Blog! Advice on getting your first tech job – from an IT recruitment agency

Our latest guest post was created in collaboration with Liam Donoghue at Venturi Group, one of the UK’s top IT recruitment agencies. Find out what they have to say about how you can build up skills and experience to maximise your appeal to potential employers… As an IT recruitment agency, we work with recent graduates…

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Gaming and Television – What’s the Score?

  Gaming makes up a significant portion of many media industries, including YouTube, Twitch and E-sports, but Gaming formats, are less frequent on Broadcast Television, even with formats alike ‘Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit’ (Dave), ‘Videogame Nation’ (Challenge) and ‘Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe’ (BBC Four), which begs the question, why? In this event, the relationship…

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The Sky’s the Limit…take a look at the video produced by Gradcracker

  Calling all STEM students!  ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, is a video recently created by Gradcracker which has been downloaded over one hundred times since its release last year. You can download it at… https://www.gradcracker.com/for-university-contacts/media-downloads falko Lendzian via Compfight

It’s deadline day for some opportunities with Gradcracker

  As we reported recently on this very blog, some opportunities are closing today – 31st January 2018 – on the recruitment website Gradcracker. The deadline for applying for some 61 work placements/ internships and 121 graduate opportunities with companies such as Atkins and Dyson  is today. There are still some opportunities on the website and new…

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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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Technology’s largest careers fair for women

     Technology’s largest careers fair for women, Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today, returns to London on 31 January 2018 at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. The free-to-attend event, organised by business-technology magazine Information Age in partnership with YOOX-Net-a-Porter, has grown in reputation as an unparalleled and exclusive opportunity for women to connect with…

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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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Careers Fairs, Open Days, Research Funding Seminars – all coming up in the next three weeks…

Upcoming events for the remainder of the merry month of March, starting about, oooh…NOWish… 9 March*: Careers in Computing and Media, Cockcroft Hall, Moulsecoomb. Get full details of who’s attending and how to prepare at http://bit.ly/2mJtrcZ *Yes, today, In fact in about three hours at time of writing this. No pressure, then… 13 March: HM…

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Here comes your Next Big Thing – don’t miss our latest opportunities roundup…

The jobs, grad schemes, competitions, conferences and courses are *still* flowing in bigly – as no-one would like to be overheard saying, I’m sure. Enough of my agenda shoveling (buy me a coffee and I’ll explain that last bit to you. Maybe). Time’s a-wasting… Closing 19 February! Google are offering graduate Sales, Customer Experience and…

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IT/Maths/Physics finalists and graduates – Lighthouse Systems want you!

We’re all about Brighton’s very own Lighthouse Systems this week, their Software Project Engineer opportunity is our Vacancy of the Week (a great honour, let me tell you). It pays £25,000 per annum and is (quote) ‘an excellent opportunity for high-calibre software development orientated Graduates who are looking to join a Microsoft Gold Partner software…

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Artist or Coder? Or a bit of both? Thinking of a career in the Games Industry?

…in that case Grads in Games may have something for you, namely *drum roll*… Over to GinG for more info… “Grads in Games run two exciting competitions for students who are aspiring to enter the gaming industry. Entrants pick a speciality from code, character art, environmental art, animation, and new this year – VFX, and…

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Tech jobs fair for women, postgrad study fair and a mock deaf assessment centre – the 2017 events season is warming up…

Here’s the first few drops of what promises to be a positive deluge of careers events for 2017…and yes, I *did* get a big new book of cheesy metaphors for Christmas. Thank you for asking… 25 January – Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today will bring together the UK’s brightest young female talent (that’s you) with organisations…

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