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 courses accredited by professional bodies including the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the option of a professional placement year, and hands-on practical experience in our specialist labs, you’ll have a professional advantage when you graduate.
Hear how some of our students have developed their employability:
- A team of our MEng Aeronautical Engineering students recently won a Europe-wide ‘Fly Your Thesis’ competition. Watch as they test their experiment in weightless conditions on board a series of parabolic aircraft flights organised by the European Space Agency.
- Find out how recent Electronic and Computer Engineering graduate Subu went from prize winning project to building a business.
- Aeronautical engineering student Joshua is taking his business idea forward with the support of his lecturers and the Santander Universities grant scheme for start-ups.
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.
- Mechanical Engineering student Daniel Barker discusses the range of valuable skills he learned on placement.
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.