What we offer
One-to-one help is available from Career Development Advisers at all sites. We offer in-person and telephone appointments.
You can discuss any issue regarding your future career plans - or lack of them. Whatever the situation, you will be treated as an individual and be given the space and time to think through which options suit you best.
You can email, telephone or visit us to make a booking. Appointments are available between Monday and Friday during term time (depending on availability). A reduced number of appointments are also available during the holidays.
Contact us to book a careers appointment.
Finding job vacancies
Sign up with our vacancy service for details of part-time and vacation work, short placements, internships and graduate jobs. Explore other sources of jobs either aimed at students/graduates or focussed on your local area.
See Find a job.
See our A-Z directory of occupational profiles for links to industry-specific job sites and professional bodies.
See Occupations and industries.
Placements and internships
We offer paid graduate internships through the Santander Internships Programme. Additionally we can support you to find shorter undergraduate placements where these are not offered by the placements team within your school/college.
See finding placements and internships.
Help with applications and interviews
Your CV, applications and interview are the first impression you give a potential employer. We help you to prepare for interviews and assessment centres, and submit effective CVs and applications.
See CVs and interviews.
Momentum is a mentoring programme created by the Careers Service. Students are paired with mentors to exchange knowledge with a view to improving their confidence and employability, and to enhance their prospects of career success.
Find out more about Momentum.
Our Active Student service co-ordinates and organises volunteering opportunities for current students.
STEM Sussex recruit STEM Ambassadors to help to inform and enthuse teachers and students about studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the potential career opportunities.
See STEM Sussex.
By becoming a STEM Ambassador, you will be fulfilling an important role. Not only will you be helping to inform and enthuse teachers and students about studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the potential career opportunities - See more at: http://www.stemsussex.co.uk/volunteers/stem-ambassadors/stem-ambassadors-individuals#sthash.oh9e5ygx.dpuf
Developing entrepreneurial skills
Beepurple is the University of Brighton's entrepreneurship network, encouraging and supporting both students and local businesses to develop their business ideas and entrepreneurial skills.
Events and training workshops
We hold a number of events each year. These include careers fairs, forums and training workshops.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our Careers Service blog for news on external events, funding opportunities, competitions, last minute job postings and much more.
Our colleagues in the Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Office know that the expertise, skills and knowledge possessed by our alumni community (currently numbering over 115,000 worldwide) could be of significant benefit to current students. You can access the expertise and experience of the university's global alumni network from a full range of courses through the Alumni Advice Network.
Get in touch with the Alumni Association.
Career Planning Agreement for your course
The Career Planning Agreement (CPA) is used as a way to map and embed career planning within courses across the university.
The skills and competencies you gain from your course are mapped against the CPA’s Employability Skills Framework. Those which are not available within your course can then be identified and external input sought to ensure you develop the fullest possible range of skills.
Each CPA is created by the course leader in co-operation with the Careers Service and is reviewed on a yearly basis.
Services for employers
We work in collaboration with colleagues across the university to engage with local and national employers to help raise companies' profiles and to support them in recruiting our graduates.
What students are saying about us
I initially approached a Careers Counsellor when I was in my first year of university, as I wanted to be pro-active and consider my future career aspects, in relation to my degree. They were very helpful and enabled me to gain an insight into the different industries available, and the wide range of opportunities available. The counsellor helped me to structure my CV in a format that enhanced my key skills and attributes.
I soon realised that Careers was a service that I could use throughout my degree to improve my future prospects. The Careers Service enabled me to access a variety of platforms from which I was able to apply for jobs. This allowed me to apply confidently, knowing that the guidance appointments had equipped me with the necessary knowledge needed to complete applications to the best of my ability. They helped me to focus on relating back to the job specification and tailoring cover letters to match the key skills outlined in the person specification.
I used the Vacancy Service in my final year, when looking for a part-time job to support me. I received email updates on jobs that specifically related to my criteria, and got a job working at the university as a DLHE Telephone Assistant. This helped me to get the job of Data Analyst and also my first graduate job as an Orientation Assistant – both at the university. Careers not only helped me to develop and maintain my skills, they also helped me to understand the important of networking and steered me in the right direction throughout my university life and as a graduate.
As a graduate, the Careers Service is still valuable as it provides support and advice throughout my journey into the working world. I would strongly recommend this service as every member of the team works hard to fulfil your expectations. It is a service that will add value to your experience of university and will point you to a more strategic and clear path.
Maiyuri Sivagurunathan, BA (Hons) Business Management with Marketing
I first found out about the Careers Service when I was preparing to leave Barbados as I was in pursuit of part-time employment. Since starting my programme in September I have utilised several services and opportunities including:
• Part-time job application guidance
• One-on-one career counselling where I was able to get feedback on my CV, cover letter and interview prep
• Lunchtime employability skills sessions – these have helped me enhanced my knowledge of the importance of having a professional online presence and improved my communication skills just to name a few
• Momentum Mentoring Programme which gave me the opportunity to develop a professional relationship
• Employability Fund – a non-repayable grant to help enhance my employability.
I would encourage all students (undergraduate at any level, postgraduate, part-time, full time, EVERYONE) to utilize the Careers Services as much as possible. You can learn so much about what recruiters are looking for and how to exceed their expectations. The qualifications gained at uni will allow you to meet the job requirements, however guidance from Careers Services will put you a step closer to landing the job!
Janelle Chandler, MSc Facilities Management