Career support and part-time jobs

We help you to prepare for your future. You can attend skills workshops, meet industry professionals and find part-time jobs in our careers database.


96%
of our undergraduate degree leavers were in work and/or further study within six months of graduating*
7th
in the UK for career prospects according to the Guardian University Guide 2017
93%
of our employed postgraduate students were in graduate-level work six months after graduating*

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016


Careers support

You can see a Careers and Employability Adviser during your course and for up to three years after you graduate. Advisers help you to plan your career, develop your skills and experience and give you advice on how to enter certain sectors and professions.

You can also:

  • attend skills development workshops
  • get advice from professionals and former Sussex students working in your sector
  • join a society, or set up a new society to develop organisational and leadership skills.

Find a part-time job

To find a job, you can:

Check how much tax you should pay on your earnings as a student.

As well as helping you to manage your money, getting a part-time job will help you gain employability skills.  

Our campus is close to Brighton & Hove, meaning there is lots of part-time work available, and you can attend the Part-time Jobs Fair at the start of the autumn term and drop-ins for employers recruiting students for part-time work.

The UK has a national minimum wage – £7.50 per hour for adults aged 25 and over, and £7.05 per hour for those aged 21 to 24 – from April 2017.

Working restrictions if you have a visa

If you're an international (non-EU) student and you're coming here on a visa, you may have working restrictions.

Depending on your visa, you will normally be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time and full-time during vacations.

Email international.support@sussex.ac.uk to check if you can work in the UK if you have a visa.

However, you should always put your studies first and avoid working more than 15 hours per week during term time.

Volunteering opportunities

You can contact the Student's Union for information on volunteering opportunities on campus and in Brighton and Hove.

Placements and internships

Many of our courses include professional placements, and we can help you to find, and prepare for, placements and internships.

Find out more about placements and internships and check our undergraduate courses to see which courses include a placement.

Study a language

Studying a language can help you develop key skills in communication, organisation and cultural awareness - skills that are highly valued by employers.

You can choose to study Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English Language Teaching through the Sussex Centre for Language Studies.

If you're the first person in your family to go to university

If your parents don't have a university qualification, you can get extra careers and study support.

Email internships@sussex.ac.uk with questions about the careers and study support available as part of the First-Generation Scholars scheme.

The Careers and Employability Centre gave me helpful information and different ways to look into paths for my future.”Shannon Ferrie
Biomedical Sciences BSc

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