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 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 including:

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

Jobs database access

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 can meet potential employers and make contacts in your industry through our career events.

This includes talks from employers and former Sussex students, and recruitment events where you meet businesses who are 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 8 November (11am to 3pm) at the American Express Community Stadium, Falmer. Students and graduates from all universities can attend.

The best thing about the Careers Fair was 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 up support

If you want to start your own business, you can access support through The Sussex Innovation Centre. You can benefit from: 

  • 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, Brighton and Croydon, and setting up a virtual company presence.

Find out more about support from the Sussex Innovation Centre

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