Careers Blog

The latest events, opportunities and news from the Careers and Employability team at the University of Brighton

Business Startup Summer Course

This summer, the beepurple team is hosting TWO courses. One, called UltraViolet, is aimed at students and graduates who would like to set up their own business or community project, and the other, called The Big 6, is aimed at students and graduates who would like to boost their employability, and develop six ESSENTIAL skills…

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More pre-reg pharmacy opportunities coming your way

Here is our most recent opportunity but keep an eye out as there are more to come. Upper Beeding pharmacy are looking for a graduate pre-reg for August 2016 start. They have a great relationship with our university having had our alumni work successfully there over the last few years. They currently dispense approx. 3750…

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Events round-up! Graduate job fairs, social work recruitment, science, construction, teaching and start-ups. Bags don’t come more mixed than this one…

Think things are winding down for the end of the academic year? Well of course you don’t, you’re climbing the walls with exams, revision and sundry deadlines BUT things are still happening on Planet Careers too. For instance… Friday 13 May, Making it Happen: Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Ventures. Brought to you by NatWest bank and Sussex…

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Using the STAR method on a job application form

Sometimes it can feel like you need to be an ‘all singing, all dancing superhero’ to get through the application process for a job. However mere mortals do succeed and here are some tips and hints to assist. This blog post will focus mainly on the more detailed questions on application forms and how to complete them. We will look…

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Are you getting paid the new living wage?

The Government’s National Living Wage was introduced on 1st April. For students and graduates over 25 this means by law you should be being paid at least £7.20 per hour.   For more information about how this might affect you take a look on line – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-national-living-wage-to-give-living-standards-boost-to-over-a-million-workers   Do you know your rights as an…

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A Call For Volunteers

Student Life has changed in recent years and being a student is now arguably tougher than it has ever been before. With so many more people studying for a degree course, more students and graduates are competing for entry level jobs. This, coupled with escalating university course fees, means that students are looking to get the…

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Desperately seeking students from BSc Construction Management / Civil Engineering course who graduate in 2016

PAYE are the UK’s leading company in the field of refurbishment, conservation and adaption of traditional buildings and facades. We have worked on numerous prestigious projects in and around Central London and some examples are; Battersea Power Station, Tower of London, and The Royal Albert Hall. We run a Graduate Recruitment Scheme for students who…

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Holding more than one job offer?

  At the Careers Service we know getting a job can prove tough and we offer help in all kinds of ways. We would always encourage applying  for more than one job at a time, to increase your chances , but at the same time to also keep it to a manageable number.  Some students though can be in the fortunate position of being offered…

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Inside Track: Becoming a Curator

2 MAR, 1-2pm, Pavilion Parade Room 102 (City campus). Kathleen Lawther is back to share her experiences and give you a glimpse behind the scenes in museum curation. Kathleen is currently Curator at Littlehampton Museum. This role involves everything from researching and installing exhibitions, designing and delivering children’s workshops to managing the museum’s website and…

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#SVW2016 The benefits of volunteering

It’s Student Volunteering Week this week! This is your chance to find out what volunteering’s all about, straight from the organisations. We have organisations coming on to each campus at lunchtimes this week and we’ve also got our Volunteering Fair this Wednesday afternoon – come chat to organisations at the Fair all about health and…

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