Over 300 employers across the region have approached the university regarding placements for students studying at its highly-regarded Brighton Business School (BBS) - ranked in the UK's Top 5 for the impact of its research. In spite of the chaos brought to many areas of business and the economy, this is an increase compared to previous years.
Brighton-based digital marketing and creative agency Arke (arkeagency.com) has been employing BBS student Henry Boys on a placement since July 2020. Henry has been working remotely in a sales and marketing executive role, helping create email and social media campaigns, alongside project planning and managing leads.
Operations Manager and placement supervisor at the company Jennifer Applin said: “We are delighted with Henry’s progress and have been stunned by his ability to take on a role and run with it while working remotely for almost the entire time. In fact, at one point our marketing manager was on holiday for a week and we joked that Henry was in charge - but actually, we realized after a few days that he was”.