Careers and Employability Centre

Virtual Careers Fair 2020

Wednesday 4 November 2020
10am to 4pm
Online via the Careers Fair Plus app

Browse and speak to over 60 employers and organisations from a wide range of sectors including BDO LLP, Edwards, Hastings Direct, the NHS Scientist Training Programme, SEO London, Sky, Teach First, Unlocked Graduates, and West Sussex County Council. 

Find graduate jobs, placements, work experience, vacation work, further study and volunteering. Open to students from all years and courses, and to recent graduates. 

View the full list of employers taking part on the Careers Fair app webpage

This year's event is sponsored by:

Image of St John's School and College logo  Logo of Creative Process Digital, a sponsor of Careers Fair 2019 Logo of Schroders, a Careers Fair sponsor


Using the Careers Fair Plus app

 The Careers Fair app is now available to download from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and as a web-based version.

The app is your guide to the Fair, featuring all employers and their opportunities, webinars, drop in rooms and one to one meeting appointments.

To download and use the app you need to:

  • Search for 'Careers Fair Plus' on the App Store or Google Play Store 
  • Search for University of Sussex in the app
  • Choose the Virtual Careers Fair option

 Apple App Store button which links to the App Store to download for Apple IOS devices Google Play store button which links to the Google Play store for Android devices 

Webinars with exhibitors

We have a series of webinars being delivered by some of the exhibitor during Virtual Careers Fair. You simply join these by using the same virtual room link as the drop-in rooms, at the time of the webinar. There is no need to book in advance.

Click the links below to be taken to exhibitor profiles:

11am to 12pm NHS Scientist Training Programme - A funded 3 year programme of work-based learning, supported by a University accredited master’s degree, relevant to life science, engineering, physics and psychology.

11am to 12pm AMICULUM -  A healthcare communications company with graduate schemes for Life Science students.

12pm to 1pm SEO London - Prepare talented students from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds for career success

12:30pm to 1pm Sky - Europe's biggest entertainment brand, Graduate Schemes for all subjects

1pm to 2pm St John's School & College - Graduate, placement and volunteer roles for creative/arts, Education, Life Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Social subjects.

1pm to 2pm Teach First - Get paid to work whilst training for a teaching qualification

2pm to 3pm Creative Process Digital - FREE Digital Skills course for graduates

2pm to 3pm MSD A truly global health company recruiting for graduates and placements from all subjects. 

3pm to 4pm Keyence - A world leader in Sensors, Safety, Vision, Measurement and Microscopes,recruiting students from all subjects for graduate roles in business, finance, sale and engineering. 

3pm to 4pm Schroders Global investment firm recruiting for graduates and placements from all subjects.

Timings are also listed on exhibitor profiles within the app. Webinars are limited to 50 participants at a time.

Drop-in rooms with exhibitors

You can 'drop in' to the following exhibitors within the listed times, to ask questions without making a booking.

To access drop-in rooms, simply click the link in their exhibitor profile, which will take you to their room. You can speak to them using video, audio and chat functions. If you do not wish to, you do not need to have your video and audio on; you can just use the chat. Please be aware that the chat is public to all participants.

Brighton and Hove City Council - 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 4pm

Computacenter - 11am to 1pm

Edwards - 10am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 4pm

Galloways Accounting - 10am to 4pm

Gregory Micallef Associates - 11am to 2pm

JET - 10am to 12.30pm

Keyence - 10am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 3pm

Leonard Cheshire: Change 100 - 3pm to 4pm

Royal Town Planning Institute - 10am to 4pm

Schroders - 11am to 12pm or 1pm to 2pm

Sky - 1.30pm to 4pm

Spirax Sarco Engineering - 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 4pm

Sussex Connect - 2pm to 4pm

TARGETjobs - 2pm to 4pm

University of Brighton Careers Team - 10am to 4pm

University of Brighton School of Education - 11am to 1pm

University of Brighton Academies Trust - 10am to 4pm


We have two Prepare for Virtual Careers Fair webinars on Thursday 29 October and Monday 2 November, to help you with your preparation. If you cannot make either of the webinars then we recommend doing the following:

  • Have a look at the app or web-based version
  • Use our Using the Career Fair Plus app guidance page to find out more about the app's features
  • Research the organisations you are interested in speaking to and the types of opportunity they are offering. You could ask them what it's like to work in that role or team.
  • Make a plan of who you want to talk to, and what you want to achieve by speaking to them them.
  • Find out what you can about the organisation's application processes as this could also be a good talking point.