The Brighton Works programme is our way to support you in achieving the future you hope for. It’s never too early to start thinking about where you want to be.
Your path to a career has already begun. From day one, you'll be setting your course towards a future that excites and rewards you.
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Brighton Works Week 25-29 October 2021
Your chance to develop your employability and find out how to stand out from the crowd.
Meet external careers specialists and recruiters from American Express, the NHS, Sussex Police, Santander, and more across a range of industries.
Sessions also run by experts from our Careers and Employability team to help you:
Prepare for Virtual Careers Fair 2021
Find a graduate or part-time job
Learn about Graduate Schemes and much more.
Virtual Careers Fair 3 November 2021
Your chance to meet employers who are hiring, and find out first-hand about what they are looking for in applications.
Ask them questions
Make application enquiries
Make valuable connections for the future.
Meet hundreds of other students (virtually) from the universities of both Brighton and Sussex as this is a jointly-run event.
Book your Brighton Works Week sessions
Register for the Virtual Careers Fair
We have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who are here to help you create the best possible opportunities while studying.
As well as many other things, you can book one-to-one appointments with the team by simply registering for Careers Connect. Here are five ways you can develop your skills for the future and what the team can do for you.
Visit Careers Connect for all bookings, jobs, placements and more
Book a one-to-one meeting to discuss your career path and get advice on finding and applying for part-time jobs, internships, graduate jobs or further study. Career Development Advisers work in each School and have specialist knowledge and experience to support you on your course.
Use our volunteering service to find local volunteering opportunities and community-based placements. This can build your skills, boost your confidence and make you more employable whilst also making a difference to others.
You can sign up for a mentor, who will work with you, to develop your confidence and give you advice for your personal and professional development.
The team can help you search for internships or placements to gain practical experience. We have excellent working relationships with professional bodies and business organisations who help shape our learning programmes, which means you'll have opportunities for real-life work experience both on and off your course.
If you're interested in setting up your own business, community project or freelance work, you can reach out to our entrepreneurship support service, beepurple, who will support you to do this.
During your time with us, you'll develop seven key attributes, a set of qualities and skills that can help you to achieve your future plans, and make a difference in the world. These are:
You'll be able to explore these attributes and put them into practice both within and outside your course by taking part in wider opportunities, including joining a society or sports club, becoming a student ambassador or Course Rep or working with staff to develop a more inclusive curriculum.
The final day of Brighton Works Week focuses on the NHS, come along and hear about a range of different job roles in the Healthcare industry.
Find out how to break into the Creative industry with UnitedUs or hear from a self-employed artist about how to start out.
Lockheed Martin have open positions for both placement and graduate students, in a range of disciplines.
Our latest pick of graduate job opportunities for 2022.
Read about more events and opportunities on the Careers and Employability team blog
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