Why should you do it? Is it the right career choice? Establishing contacts Relevant work experience on your CV Gain up to date work reference Get a realistic view of what is involved Developing skills Apply skills and knowledge Get a job!
Should I be paid? YES (but there are some exemptions for voluntary workers) We have detailed guidelines on our website about unpaid internships, the law and our position: www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/gettingexperience/unpaidinternships
How to find part time jobs - your university jobs database Jobs advertised our website www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search Jobs in Brighton & Hove, campus and Sussex Sign up for regular job alerts to your email
How to find part time jobs jobs working on campus Work on campus is very popular and competitive Sign up for email alerts Apply straight away Also see Students’ Union website - www.sussexstudent.comwww.sussexstudent.com
Internship schemes -Different sectors, different schemes -Large corporations’ structured internships -Deadlines often Jan- March time -Often for penultimate year students, some for 1 st years -Some sectors may not offer structured schemes
How to find opportunities General websites include: -www.topinternships.com – dedicated sitewww.topinternships.com -www.prospects.ac.uk/workexperiencewww.prospects.ac.uk/workexperience -www.targetjobs.co.uk – searchable database of summer internshipswww.targetjobs.co.uk -www.ratemyplacement.co.uk- searchable databasewww.ratemyplacement.co.uk- Our jobs database: www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/searchwww.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search (search under vacation) Our Getting Experience sections: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/gettingexperience
Sector Specific Information- check out our Sector Guides www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/careerchoices/researchingcareers
STEP and Santander Internships They offer 10 or 12 week internships (generally in the summer) for students and recent graduates or all disciplines. They are meaningful learning opportunities to help you develop your skills, and you will be paid. STEP http://opportunities.stepenterprise.co.uk/ui/public/default.aspxhttp://opportunities.stepenterprise.co.uk/ui/public/default.aspx Santander: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/santanderhttp://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/santander
Other Current Opportunities Adverts on our website at the moment including: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search?keyword=&type=001 5&location=&categoryhttp://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search?keyword=&type=001 5&location=&category= PR, Marketing, Advertising, engineering, IT, Science, business and commercial roles, development …. http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search?keyword=&type=001 0&location=&categoryhttp://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search?keyword=&type=001 0&location=&category=
How to apply Recruitment processes can include CV or application form. www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/applyingforjobs Important to research the role and the sector. Market yourself for that role.
International work experience Do your research -into the country -into the application methods www.prospects.ac.uk/country_profiles.htm Where to look www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/careerchoices/international www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/searchwww.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search (search under vacation) www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/jobs
Arranging your own Internship or Work Experience -Set your aims -Research -Think about what you could offer - Check out the NCWE guidelines www.work-experience.org -Look at definitions www.prospects.ac.uk/workexperience www.prospects.ac.uk/workexperience
Creative Approaches- finding contacts Social contacts Academics Previous work experience Newspapers www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/research _employers Names in journals, magazines, reports, the press. The phone book and Yellow Pages (www.yell.com )www.yell.com Specialist directories and lists of companies Linked in – growing in importance
Other opportunities Workshadowing Careers events Insight days for law, accountancy etc Volunteering www.sussexstudent.com/volunteering www.sussexstudent.com/volunteering - Project V www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/volunteering Part time and summer work Student societies
Help available at Careers and Employability Briefings Careers Advisers Advice Vacancies Events Join us on twitter or Facebook www.sussex.ac.uk/careers