Careers Blog

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

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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Preparing for the ‘Unknown’

Preparing for the ‘Unknown’ is probably a paradox. However it is important to consider this when attending any recruitment event such as an interview or assessment centre. Recruiters will ask you to  respond to questions and tasks that you know the answer to and can prepare for ( the Known), but then they will surprise you with questions and…

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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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STP in Wales now open

    Health Education and Improvement Wales are currently recruiting to a number of trainee healthcare scientists positions. If you are interested in these opportunities and would like to find out more please follow the links below.   Audiology  https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915473789 Cancer Genomics https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915471520 Cardiac Science and Sleep Science https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915475342 Clinical Biochemistry https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915472191 Genomics https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915472023 Health Informatics…

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Words count (and the art of editing)

   We are often asked how long an application should be and what happens if you write too little or perhaps more commonly too much. There are a number of scenarios to cover. The reasons recruiters or admissions tutors ask for a set number of words is often to enable them to get through the volume…

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Quick guide to video interviews

Recruiting organisations are increasingly using video interviews recorded remotely, in their selection procedure. For them it makes economic sense not to pay travel  expenses to a high number of candidates, especially at the early stages of the recruitment process. It is also good for candidates as it means they don’t have to head off to various locations whilst trying…

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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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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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Introduction to Research Careers – 22 November, 10-11am

If you are interested in research careers and opportunities available at the Brighton-based Institute for Employment Studies, then join us at this session. Emma Pollard, a former BBS student, and her colleagues will talk about routes into research careers alongside their own experiences and will explain what they look for in those who want to…

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Graduate Open Day coming soon at Ricardo in Shoreham

Ricardo is a global world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. With a century of delivering excellence, they employ over 2700 professional consultants, engineers and staff world-wide. They state that they are ‘committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust…

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