Careers Blog

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

Kids Design Awards 2019 – for designers and design students

From 19 to 22 September 2019, over 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries and around 22,500 trade visitors from all over the world will be attending Kind + Jugend – The Trade Show for Kids’ First Years. The leading international trade fair for premium baby and toddler products will take place in the exhibition halls of…

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Did you know you can get a certificate for volunteering through the university signed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor?

If you volunteer for more than 30 hours or complete a significant volunteering project by volunteering via the university’s volunteering service, Active Student, you can get a certificate. This is only for volunteering outside of your degree – extra-curricular volunteering – and not as part of a community engagement placement module within your degree. The…

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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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Latest arts and heritage volunteering opportunities including Brighton Dome and Festival 2019!

Latest arts and heritage volunteering opportunities including Brighton Dome and Festival 2019! Why volunteer? Is it worth it? The essential way to add to your CV and get work experience related to your degree whilst you are university, before you graduate – think employability skills Boost your confidence Make new friends, meet like-minded others Improve…

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Need to spruce up your LinkedIn profile? It’s Lucky 8 Top Tips Time…

As we’re sure you know *hard stare*..our 2019 LinkedIn Profile competition has just launched. See us on Facebook for more info on this. Seems like a good time to roll out some key advice on how to show yourself at your absolute LinkedIn best. Without further ado…   Students and recent graduates are currently LinkedIn’s…

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EVENT: Career opportunities working in the community, public and not-for-profit sectors Friday 15 February 2019

Are you interested in having a career that makes a difference in society? Come along to this not-to-be-missed opportunity to meet and hear from experienced professionals who work within the community across the public and charity sectors. This event will significantly enhance your understanding of what paid opportunities there are in this diverse field. We’ve…

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Top tips for career planning over the break

As everyone creeps towards the end of term the collective sigh of relief is palpable . I am sure many of you have plans for the break and also have lots of university work to do. However for all of you,  especially those in the final year, meeting friends and family will probably involve the question ‘ What…

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School of Environment and Technology Careers Fair – 7th December 2018

The SET Careers fair is on Friday 7th December 2018 in the Cockcroft Gym from 1-3pm and is for all students and recent graduates interested in a career in Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environment and Geology. Organisations and employers will be offering graduate jobs, placements and work experience. Recruiting organisations include: Laing O’Rourke, HOP Consulting, Faithful +…

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Enterprise with Meaning event 14th of November

Enterprise with Meaning-1dy12og The Bevy, the Community Pub in Bevendean, is putting on Enterprise with Meaning, a free event at BACA on the 14th November, 5-7pm. The event will be about introducing young people 16 – 25 to inspirational entrepreneurs who have established their own social businesses (like HISBE and Big Lemon) which are making…

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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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