Careers Blog

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

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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Calling all final years – make sure you update your CV

As a Career Development Adviser my worry factor increases when I hear final year students saying,  ‘Oh its OK, I have a CV from when I applied for a placement’. STOP RIGHT THERE! Writing a CV for a placement is great but you wrote that in the second year of your course and if you didn’t do a placement  that was…

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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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Graduate Engineering Engagement Program ( GEEP) launched

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, SEO London  is proud to present the Graduate Engineering Engagement Program (GEEP). The GEEP aims to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession with an ultimate vision to create an inclusive profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds and reflects UK society. For…

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Promoting your work experience – Making things happen

    We are at the end of this current series of blogs and if you have read all nine of them so far then well done.  If you have identified your skills and examined your experience you should have some rich evidence to talk about in your applications and interviews. Even if you have only dipped  in and out…

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Promoting your work experience – Creativity

  We are nearly at the end of the series of 10 blogs on digging deep into your work experience to find good evidence of key skills employers seek. The penultimate one we are looking at is creativity. If you have worked in a setting where you have produced something tangible or helped others produce something and also encouraged their…

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Promoting your work experience – Analytical skills

  Right we are back with the 8th blog in the series of promoting your work experience and identifying your skills.  You should be thinking of how you can evidence skills and show them to a future employer in all kinds of contexts. So by keeping records of these you can address the skills section on…

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Promoting your work experience – Organisation

  If you have been following  the blog posts on ‘Promoting your work experience’ and answering the questions posed then you should be building up some really good personal evidence to put on your CV, an application form or in readiness for  answering questions at an interview  or assessment centre. So far we have covered the following skill areas: Communication…

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Promoting your work experience – Leadership

   Number 6 in our series of blogs about skills and we turn our attention to leadership. Leadership is a skill often asked for and can be relatively easy to show if you have worked in a management or supervisory role or even through leisure interests, led a sports team for example. Firstly though what springs…

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