Careers and Employability Centre

For employers

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: placements@sussex.ac.uk.

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 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.

Careers 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.

We also organise a range of individual events including:

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

For further details about our events programme, please contact:

Jocelyn Owen
Graduate Employment and Events Adviser
T: (01273) 872937
E: J.C.Owen@sussex.ac.uk

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’.

Contact us

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

Andrea Wall
Employer Engagement Manager

T: (01273) 873384
E: Andrea.Wall@sussex.ac.uk

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

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