Getting a graduate job

We offer a range of careers support to help you secure a graduate job. We host networking events where you can meet potential employers, help you prepare for interviews and work on your CV, and you have access to our exclusive online jobs database.

Two Sussex graduates talk to their new employer after gaining places on a graduate scheme

CV workshops and interview preparation

You can get support from our Careers and Employability Advisers throughout the application process, including:

  • CV workshops to help you show off your skills and stand out from the crowd
  • interview preparation so that you can build your confidence before the real thing
  • information and advice on different types of application processes, including application forms and psychometric testing.
The Careers and Employability Centre is an amazing resource which has massively helped me search and apply for graduate schemes and jobs.”Joseph Ready
Economics BSc

Exclusive access to jobs database

All Sussex students have exclusive access to our jobs database. It features hundreds of graduate jobs each year.

You can search by type of work, industry, and location – meaning it’s easy to find the right kind of job for you.

Networking and recruitment events

You’ll have lots of opportunities to meet potential employers, and make contacts in your chosen industry.

There are regular talks from employers, and former Sussex students, on campus. And we often hold recruitment events, where you can meet businesses who are actively looking to employ Sussex graduates.

We also host an annual Careers Fair with the University of Brighton, which attracts hundreds of employers looking to fill graduate-level vacancies.

The next fair takes place on Wednesday 8 November, from 11am until 3pm at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer. Students and graduates from all universities are welcome to attend.

The best thing about the Careers Fair was all the information I found out by talking directly to the companies.”Careers Fair attendee

A Sussex student talking to a potential graduate employer at our annual graduate careers fair

Start your own business

If you want to go it alone, and start your own business, we can help. The Sussex Innovation Centre, on campus, can help turn your idea into a start up.

They can provide a range of support including: 

  • the StartUp Sussex enterprise programme, which helps hone your entrepreneurial skills and gives you the chance to pitch for a £10,000 investment
  • the Catalyst scheme, where placement students and recent graduates are offered support and mentoring, and hired for short-term projects
  • advice on funding, intellectual property, and how to create revenue from research
  • office space and meeting rooms on campus, in Brighton and in Croydon, plus the ability to set up a virtual company presence.

Discover more about the entrepreneurial support you can get through the Sussex Innovation Centre

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