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 the University of 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.
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 eligible SMEs. We hope the programme will help you to find some talented interns and possible future employees.
Government guidance on providing quality internships: www.gov.uk.
Recruitment Fair and Free Recruitment Events
Our flagship event, Careers Fair 2014, is organised in partnership with the University of Brighton. It will be held in the iconic Amex Community Stadium, Falmer on Wednesday 5 November, 11am - 3pm. Last year's fair attracted 110 exhibitors and over 3,000 visitors, so this would offer a great opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation amongst our students and recent graduates. Please see our information page for full details. Booking will open very soon! 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’.
Verifying Sussex Qualifications
We are pleased to now offer employers the ability to verify the qualifications obtained by our graduates. Please follow this link for further information: qualification verification.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.