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Careers session from May 2010 covering the local labour market, types of jobs in the area, where to look for jobs and more...

Careers session from May 2010 covering the local labour market, types of jobs in the area, where to look for jobs and more...

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Working in Sussex after Graduation Working in Sussex after Graduation Presentation Transcript

    • Local Job Hunting
  • Session will cover……
    • Why stay in Brighton/ Sussex? What are you looking for?
    • How many graduates stay in the local area?
    • What is happening in the local labour market?
    • Types of local jobs
    • Commuting within Sussex
    • Where to look for jobs
    • Careers and Employability Centre Support
  • Why stay in Brighton?
  • Local facts
    • In 2008, around 40% of Sussex graduates were still here 6 months after graduation, combined with a similar number from Brighton University
    • 42% of the local adult population hold a degree which is a lot higher than the national average (2008)
    • Younger workforce in comparison to other cities resulting in greater competition
    • Average earnings are slightly lower than the national average at £18,500 (£19,300 nationwide)
    • Average house prices are 12 times the average earnings for Brighton & Hove. Living in Brighton is often expensive!
  • LMI – Labour Market Intelligence 40% of the employed graduating population in 2008 stayed in the Brighton area Sussex Grads were in: - Health & Social Work (17 %), - Education (15 %), - Professional/ Science/ technical (10 %) - Wholesale & retail (10%). - Media & Communication (8%)
  • The Local Labour Market
    • BRIGHTON AREA
    • Niche creative & digital media sector in Brighton
    • Lots of Small/ medium sized enterprises
    • Public sector is a large employer- education, health, local government
    • Service sector & tourism- 20% of Sussex’s working population
    • Voluntary and community sector
    • Strong call centre presence- American Express large employer
  • The Local Labour Market
    • SUSSEX/ SURREY – Commutable distances
    • By extending your job search to an hours commute by train, you open up greater opportunities for work!
    • Croydon (50 mins)- Home Office
    • Gatwick/ Crawley (30 mins)- KPMG, PWC, DMH Stallard
    • Chichester (60 mins) – Wiley Publishing, Chichester Uni
    • Worthing (20 mins)- Environment Agency
    • Lewes (15 mins) – East Sussex County Council, Sussex Police
    • Shoreham- by- Sea (10 mins) – Ricardo (engineering firm)
    • Eastbourne (40 mins)- Teva (pharmaceutical company)
  • Key Brighton Employers Public Sector NHS - www.jobs.nhs.uk/ Universities - www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs www.brighton.ac.uk/workinghere Education – Check Individual School and College Websites – EFL And www.jobs.ac.uk Local Government www.jobsgopublic.com/ www.lgjobs.com www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/jobs Police www.sussex.police.uk
  • Key Brighton Employers
    • Finance
    • www.indeed.co.uk/American-Express-jobs-in-Brighton
    • www.lloystsbjobs.com (also agencies in Brighton)
    • Digital Media & IT
    • Wired Sussex – www.wiredsussex.com
    • Charity/ Not for Profit
    • Institute For Employment Studies- www.employment-studies.co.uk
    • HIV/AIDS Alliance- www.aidsalliance.org
    • General
    • www.reed.co.uk
    • www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
  • Sussex/ Surrey Employers
    • Home Office, Croydon- www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
    • KPMG, Gatwick- www.kpmg.co.uk/
    • PWC, Gatwick - www.pwc.co.uk/
    • Deloitte, Crawley- www.deloitte.com
    • Grant Thornton, Crawley- www.grant-thornton.co.uk
    • Environment Agency, Worthing- www.environment-agency.gov.uk
    • Wiley Publishing, Chichester- http://eu.wiley.com
    • Sightsavers International- www.sightsavers.org/default.html
  • Searching for work
    • www.sussex.ac.uk/careers
    • Careers and Employability Centre vacancies web pages
    • Careers and Employability Centre database of local employers- apply speculatively!
    • We also have a list of local recruitment agencies
    • For part time/ vacation work, check out signs in shop windows also
    • The Argus on Thursdays, Friday Ads, Metro, Latest Homes
  • How to find jobs
    • Advertised vacancies
    • Speculative approaches- paid/ unpaid work
    • Networking & ‘Word of Mouth’ vacancies
    • Creative Job searching
  • Where to look for contacts
    • Family, friends, personal contacts
    • Social networking sites
    • Colleagues, tutors, supervisors (part- time work, University)
    • Web pages - www.sussex.ac.uk/careers
    • Prospects – www.prospects.ac.uk
    • Graduate Recruiters- come to Gradfair
    • Professional bodies
    • Local business directories/ councils/ newspapers
    • People you meet at conferences/ seminars/ visiting organisations
    • Voluntary work - www.ussu.info/getinvolved/volunteering/projectv
    • Searching the web - www.yell.com
  • Making Applications
    • Letter or email – www.sussex.ac.uk/careers - examples- state what you are looking for
    • Phone call – it’s good to speak to someone! Employers may not respond to a letter or email if they are busy so follow it up!
    • Arrange a visit/ meeting
    • Online/ social networking
    • Support
    • Careers and Employability Centre’s information centre
    • Short interviews with a careers adviser
    • Review your CV/ application form/ letters
    • Events - grad fair/ law fair/ employer presentations
    • Web based information and resources – look in research section of our website for further information about making contacts
    • www.sussex.ac.uk/careers