Careers and Employability Centre

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Engage with our students and graduates

The Careers and Employability Centre offers a wide range of services to employers (click on each service to find out more):

Free vacancy advertising

We operate a free vacancy advertising service for opportunities which are suitable for our current students or recent graduates. Adverts appear at our online vacancy listing and interested candidates will apply to you directly.

One year professional placements (part of the academic programme)

All schools at Sussex now offer a professional placement year. For further details on how we can help you recruit a suitable student for your organisation, please email:

Temporary and short term work experience

The Careers and Employability Centre can help you recruit students and recent graduates for temporary work experience opportunities. Work experience is a really cost effective way of raising your profile on campus and even testing out potential future graduate employees. Submit your vacancies (under free vacancy advertising above).

Also read our 'Funding to recruit interns' section below.

Funding to recruit student and graduate interns

The University of Sussex is a partner of Santander Universities UK and we are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of financially supported Santander internships to eligible SMEs. We hope the programme will help you to find some talented interns and possible future employees.

Government guidance on providing quality internships.

Throughout the year the University may also offer full funding to eligible employers to take on current students who are First-Generation Scholars or recent graduates. These opporunities are open to all sized organisations. If you would like to register to our mailing list to hear about these programmes please contact

Any questions, please contact

Careers Fair and free recruitment events

Our flagship event, Careers Fair 2015, was organised in partnership with the University of Brighton. The fair was held at the iconic Amex Community Stadium, Falmer on Wednesday 4 November 2015 and attracted a record 130+ exhibitors and over 3,000 visitors.

Careers Fair 2016 will take place on Wednesday 2 November 2016, 11am - 3pm (time and date subject to change) and would offer a great opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation amongst our students and recent graduates. Please see our information page for further details and to register your interest.

We also organise a range of individual events including:

  • Recruitment presentations
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Skills workshops
  • Studio/workplace tours

If you would like to receive further information about Careers Fair 2016 (sent early 2016) or if you would like further details about our events programme, please contact:

Jocelyn Owen
Graduate Employment and Events Adviser
T: (01273) 872937

Skills workshops and alumni talks

Employers often visit Sussex to run skills-based sessions for our students.  Recent events have included presentation skills, networking, commercial awareness and assessment centres. We also welcome Sussex alumni back to campus to take part in our careers information programme of events ‘Make it Happen’. If you would like to explore taking part please contact

Work shadowing

The University is keen to hear from employers who can offer students work shadowing opportunities.

Work shadowing is a great way for students to explore a particular job role or industry sector, and it gives you, as an employer, the chance to make contact with a student early on in their academic study. Work shadowing usually takes place between April and June and is for just 2 days.

If you would like to find out more please contact:

Create a free online profile

If you are interested in raising your profile with Sussex students and graduates, you can now create an enhanced profile page on our CareerHub site.

This is your opportunity to tell students and recent graduates about who you are and what you do.

For more information visit our Create Profile page.


Contact us

If you would like to discuss any of the above, or have other ideas about how to get involved at Sussex, please contact:

Andrea Wall
Employer Engagement Manager

T: (01273) 873384

Careers and Employability Centre,
The Library, University of Sussex,
Brighton, BN1 9QL

Funding available to small and medium sized organisations

The University of Sussex is a partner of Santander Universities UK and we are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of financially supported Santander internships to eligible SMEs. 

The programme offers full funding for 4-week internships for students, and part funding for 12-week internships for recent graduates.

We hope the scheme will help you to find talented interns and possible future employees.

Find out more about the Santander programme and submit your opportunities.

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