Careers and Employability Centre

Graduates

As a Sussex graduate, you have full access to all our services for three years after graduation

Accessing CareerHub

Your student CareerHub account closes when your course ends (end of June for undergraduates). Your graduate account opens automatically, and you will receive login instructions to your personal email address, as you will lose access to your Sussex email.

Your username will generally be your old Sussex username, but you will need to create a new password within 3 days of receiving the email.

If you did not receive the email, or have a new personal email address, contact careers@sussex.ac.uk.

Careers information

Use our comprehensive online resources to help you think about and research your future career, including our job sector guides, using your degree, interests and motivations and further study pages.

Graduate jobs, schemes and internships

We advertise hundreds of graduate opportunities on CareerHub. Log in to browse the vacancies and see our Graduate Work page for more information about graduate jobs, internships and schemes.

Schemes for Sussex graduates

The Sussex Graduate Programme offers new graduates the opportunity to do a paid 12 or 13-month internship with a professional services department at the University. Roles are usually advertised on CareerHub between March and July.

STEP-UP is an exciting new paid-internship and skills-training programme for current final-year students and 2020 graduates from Sussex and the University of Brighton. Internships will take place in Summer 2021.

We offer paid Sussex Santander Internships for Graduates for 10 weeks with small to medium sized UK companies. If you've found your own opportunity we may also be able to help fund it. Contact us to find out more.

Sussex Connect 

You can join Sussex Connect, a members-only site for former and current Sussex students to connect for mentoring and networking. Great for insights and advice about different careers. Please be aware that any advice given is not moderated by the University.

Postgraduate study

Whether you're interested in a masters course or research, at Sussex or elsewhere, use our further study pages to find courses and funding opportunities.

Events and workshops

You can attend any of our events, which include employer recruitment talks and skills workshops. Our annual Careers Fair in November is a fantastic opportunity to meet a wide range of recruiting employers and training providers.

International graduates

Whether you want to return home or work in the UK, you’ll find comprehensive information on our page graduate opportunities for international students.

Entrepreneurship and start-ups

Our dedicated Entrepreneurship Team offers entrepreneurship exploration appointments if you are interested in starting a business, going freelance or developing a social enterprise. You can make an appointment via CareerHub

Graduate Outcomes 

You will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey 15 months after completing your degree to find out what you are doing after Sussex. Find out more about what this involves.

Careers appointments

We offer 20-minute appointments with a Careers Consultant. This can be in person, by phone or via Zoom/Teams.

These can be used for CV feedback and applications, career exploration, finding work experience and placements, graduate opportunities and further study, interview preparation. 

You can make an appointment via CareerHub. Advance appointments can be booked up to two weeks ahead and on-the-day appointments can be booked from 9am each weekday.

E-guidance

You can also receive information and guidance online via Ask a Question. You can send us your CV or applications for written feedback. We aim to respond to questions within five working days. 

Giving us feedback

If you want to give us feedback about the service you have received, please contact Emily Huns, Head of Careers, Employability and Entrepreneurship: e.huns@sussex.ac.uk