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Volunteering Opportunities with Sussex Police

Sussex Police are looking to recruit an Evolve Administration Support Volunteer. EVOLVE, is the Sussex Police Gender Equality Network which offers professional guidance to officers and staff of Sussex Police.

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Ey Up Governor! A Volunteering Opportunity!

Across the country, primary and secondary schools are looking to diversify their board of governors, in terms of ethnic background, sexuality and age.

Applying for placements or graduate schemes? Increase your psychometric test skills

  Online tests can be a daunting process but evidence shows that practice can increase your success rate by 10%. With this in mind, the university has established a partnership with Graduates First who specialise in practice online tests. https://www.graduatesfirst.com/university-career-services/brighton/   This gives you free access to premium psychometric tests and job preparation tools, including: 7 verbal…

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Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair

Our Virtual Careers Fair is fast approaching! We hope you have all downloaded the Careers Fair Plus App as you need it to take part. The app lets you browse employers, go to their drop-ins, watch webinars and book one to ones.  Hopefully you are already signing up for the one to one sessions with employers…

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Words Count In Your CV

We generally advise that CVs are no longer than 2 pages, it is important to make every word count. What you say and how you say it is very important. Here are some tips to help: Think about WHO you are approaching with the CV and what is is for? A job, internship, placement, or speculative…

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STEM Students and Grads. Don’t Miss Gradcracker Webinars

  Gradcracker is hosting a series of webinars with guest speakers from a wide range of employers. In each webinar, you’ll get to meet one of the companies as they tell you all about their organisation, opportunities, their application process, and more. It is a perfect opportunity for you to discover more about an employer…

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Royal Navy Medical Recruitment

Leanne from the Royal Navy has been in touch as they would like University of Brighton students and graduates to apply. Have a look at the video she has recorded here about their opportunities and her own experience of nursing in the Royal Navy. If you would like to find out more about Royal Navy…

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Handy Tips For Your Virtual Interview

In this current time where everyone is relying on Zoom, Google Hangouts or MS Teams to connect, the traditional face to face interview is think of the past. We thought it would be useful to bring some top tips of things to think about when having a virtual interview. In terms of content preparation and a…

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How To Prepare For Virtual Assessment Centres

Even before Covid 19 many companies had started to move their assessment centres (ACs) online.  Due to the current pandemic this trend has accelerated in the past few weeks and may continue for the foreseeable future. Cardiff Metropolitan University Careers Service sent us these great tips on preparing for VACs from EY and a recruitment…

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Adapting Your Career Plans During COVID-19

Staying positive at present can be a challenge, however as we have said in previous blog posts there are jobs still being advertised so worth exploring these. Think about diversifying into a different career area, at least for a short while. It may not be your ‘ideal dream job’ but any experience will help you…

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Wired Sussex Virtual Jobs Fair

Based in Brighton, Wired Sussex support the digital, media and technology sector across Sussex. Thousands of companies and freelancers come together to make up their regional network. A few months ago we posted a blog about the exciting Wired Sussex recruitment events that were coming up in late April. Wired Sussex has moved these events online…

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Career Planning in the Time of Covid-19

Normally spring is full steam ahead for the final year students. As a Careers Service we would be seeing students and posting blogs about applying for jobs, putting the finishing touches to CVs and preparing for interviews. But these current times as we know aren’t ‘normal’. However, there is still a lot you can do in…

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Good News From Gradcracker!

Gradcracker promote opportunties for STEM ( Science Technology Engineering and Maths) students and graduates and have sent good news around recruitment for 2020. As of yesterday they had 248 employers offering 2,237 graduate opportunities and 962 placements and internships. They have also reported back on particular companies – see the details below. For students who…

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Polish your CV

  We regularly feature blog posts about CVs – it’s one of the areas we are often asked about. If you are a beginner to the whole area of CV writing then I would advise you firstly go to our university of Brighton Careers Service website for more preliminary help. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-a-job/careers-advice/how-to-write-a-cv/index.aspx You can also make…

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Interested in publishing?

  We recently hosted an event at the University of Brighton attended by Creative Access and the Publishers’ Association. For those of you who weren’t able to attend we have been sent a blog which the organisers have kindly put together highlighting key points from the evening. For more information read on…   Brighton rocks…

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Make sure your CV gets through the application hurdles

We are now at the stage where many of you are applying for jobs that ask for a CV. It’s really important to recognise that every role you apply for, even if they have the same job title, will differ. No two jobs are the same. So having a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to writing your CV…

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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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