Your work and career
We’ll help you to get as much as you can out of your time here, so that you can go on to find – or create – work that excites and rewards you.
Employability skills, career planning and professional practice are embedded in each of our courses. And with accredited courses, the option of a professional placement year, and real-world experience you’ll have a professional advantage when you graduate.
Read about how some of our students have developed their employability:
- Civil Engineering graduate George, talks about the types of projects you can get involved in as a civil engineer, shares careers advice and tells us how studying at Brighton sparked his passion for civil engineering.
- After graduating from our Building Surveying Bsc(Hons), Alexandra is now working on a project set to deliver new homes, student bedrooms and office space in Brighton, a project she studied as part of her course.
Placements are a great way to build your confidence, get work experience, earn some money and help decide what career path you want to take. Our friendly staff in the placements office are on hand to help.
- Daisy’s Building Surveying placement in LA was life-changing
- Civil Engineering student, Chris reflects on his placement which has led to job offer at the same company.
- George’s Project Management for Construction placement with Bouygues on the Big Build project working to transform Moulsecoomb campus
Accreditation and industry links
In today’s competitive job market, employers often look for candidates who have relevant professional qualifications alongside academic study and experience.
By working with employers and professional bodies we are helping you to develop the skills they’re looking for. Our industry relationships provide a number of benefits to you including professional body membership and networking opportunities.
Details specific to your course can be found on individual course pages.
Working while you study
Visit our webpage to find out more about looking for a part-time job.
Work for the university
A great way to earn money that fits in around your studies is to work for the university. Roles include student helpers, student ambassadors, advisers, residential accommodation advisers and staff and volunteers for Brighton Students’ Union.
Your course team and our careers and employability team will give you their professional advice and support. Visit the website to find out more.