Engage with our students and graduates
The Careers and Employability Centre offers a wide range of services to employers:
Free vacancy advertising service
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)
A number of courses at Sussex involve a professional placement year. Subjects include Business & Management, Informatics, Product Design, Law and International Development. For further details on participating subjects please click here: schools and departments with placement students. We can help you to recruit a suitable student for your organisation.
Temporary and short term work experience through STEP Sussex
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 of trialing potential future graduate employees. The STEP programme means that students will be eligible for a training allowance during their time with you.
Sussex Santander Internships
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 internships to local eligible SMEs. We hope the programme will help you to find some talented interns and possible future employees. PLEASE NOTE: we have filled our current allocation of Internships under the Santander scheme. We will make an announcement as and when funding becomes available for additional Internships.
Recruitment Fair and Events
Our flagship event, Careers Fair 2013, is organised in partnership with the University of Brighton. It will be held in the Amex Community Stadium, Falmer on Wednesday 6 November, 11am - 3pm. If you would like to know more about Careers Fair 2013, and register your interest in attending, please see our information page. We also organise a range of individual recruitment presentations and drop-in sessions.
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’d like to discuss any of the above, or have other ideas of getting involved at Sussex, then please contact Andrea Wall, Employer Engagement Manager, Careers and Employability Centre, The Library, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QL. Tel: 01273 873384. Email: email@example.com
Join our 'Employer Forum' on LinkedIn:
Resources for Employers
- Internships that work - a guide for employers [PDF 1.48 MB] - comprehensive guidance on starting an internship scheme, from the CIPD
- Recruiting International Graduates - take a look at our guide. It's easier than you may think!
- Sussex Graduates 2013 - breakdown of our finishing students, by school of study and degree level
Other business services
Business & Enterprise can link you to advice on collaborative research, conference facilities, new business incubation & CPD. More on the Business website.