Careers and Employability Centre

Undergraduates and foundation students

We're here to support you throughout your time at Sussex whether you're in your foundation year or your final year

Careers information

We have 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.

Jobs and work experience

Log into CareerHub to browse our database of jobs and work experience opportunities. We also have information on finding part-time work and internships.

Applying for jobs

Get help with writing CVs, covering letters and application forms, attending assessment centres, preparing for interviews and taking selection tests. Or come along to a workshop.

Events and workshops

Attend some of the hundreds of events we run every year. These include careers workshops, information events, employer drop-ins and recruitment presentations, and job fairs. 

Please check our presentations from previous events page if you miss an event or workshop. 

Our annual Careers Fair in November is a fantastic opportunity to meet a wide range of recruiting employers and training providers.

Professional placements

All undergraduates can do a paid year-long placement in their penultimate year of study. Our dedicated Placements Team can help you get one from your first year.

Use our placements resources and browse vacancies in CareerHub. Come along to our placements workshop to find out more about our placements preparation programme

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

Academic skills

You can access extensive resources on Skills Hub and in Canvas to help you with your academic studies. 

Leaving your course

If you're thinking about leaving your course, or have been asked to leave, there is a range of support and information available to help you think about your options and next steps.

Choosing your course after a foundation year

After your foundation year, you may want to undertake a full degree. Take some time to think about the aspects of your studies that you have enjoyed so far as well as any future career ideas you may have, as these may inform your degree subject choice.

Look at the course guides for to find out more about your subject options at Sussex. You may also want to look at what’s available at other universities.

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 explore funding.

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 

Contact us: 01273 678429 / careers@sussex.ac.uk / staff contacts / Twitter / Facebook