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Career development advice
Local one-to-one careers advice
University of Brighton graduate?
You're welcome to contact the Careers Centre for advice, no matter when you graduated.
University of Sussex graduate?
Graduate from another university?
If you graduated within the last two years you can contact the University of Brighton Careers Centre for help. Alternatively, please email us at Learning Opportunities to arrange for one-to-one careers and employability advice. The Learning Opportunities team can advise you whatever your education and background. We specialise in work and learning advice for adults.
Online careers advice
Are you unemployed or underemployed? Whether you're looking for career development or a complete change of career, both of your local universities have extensive online resources that are open to all:
- Getting started with your career planning from the University of Brighton
- Skills Plus and Skillsclouds from the University of Sussex with ideas and action planning advice to enhance your employability
In addition, the Learning Opportunities career matters and redundancy sections provide a wide range of career planning information, resources and links as well as advice about using a short course to boost your CV and employability.
Internships - get paid for graduate level work
University of Brighton
If you graduated within the last fews years, or are about to graduate, you can apply for an internship with the University of Brighton. You'll get paid for 222 hours of graduate level work and you'll also be offered the opportunity to attend an Employability Skills workshop at the end. Read more about the University of Brighton Internship Programme.
University of Sussex
The internship programme is open to those who graduated with a Bachelor or Masters degree in 2008, 2009 or 2010. The scheme is open to those who:
- graduated from an East or West Sussex University or affiliated college OR
- graduated from another UK University but have a permanent address in East or West Sussex.
Read more about the University of Sussex Internship Programme.
Boost your CV with further study and volunteering
Short courses and postgraduate study
For ideas about short higher level courses look at the business pages of the University of Brighton. Alternatively, try the websites of local colleges who are affiliated to local universities and thus offer higher level courses. Choosing a course, university or college in Sussex includes contact details. For more help with finding a local course that suits you, look at study choices and exploring your university options or email us .
If you're unemployed, becoming a volunteer will help you develop new skills, build up contacts and add to your CV. The University of Sussex's Why volunteer?' has advice covering finding volunteering opportunities, making the most of volunteering, identifying and selling your skills and volunteering stories to inspire you.
What else should you look at?