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Working in Sussex after Graduation


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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...

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Working in Sussex after Graduation

  1. 1. <ul><li>Local Job Hunting </li></ul>
  2. 2. Session will cover…… <ul><li>Why stay in Brighton/ Sussex? What are you looking for? </li></ul><ul><li>How many graduates stay in the local area? </li></ul><ul><li>What is happening in the local labour market? </li></ul><ul><li>Types of local jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Commuting within Sussex </li></ul><ul><li>Where to look for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Careers and Employability Centre Support </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why stay in Brighton?
  4. 4. Local facts <ul><li>In 2008, around 40% of Sussex graduates were still here 6 months after graduation, combined with a similar number from Brighton University </li></ul><ul><li>42% of the local adult population hold a degree which is a lot higher than the national average (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Younger workforce in comparison to other cities resulting in greater competition </li></ul><ul><li>Average earnings are slightly lower than the national average at £18,500 (£19,300 nationwide) </li></ul><ul><li>Average house prices are 12 times the average earnings for Brighton & Hove. Living in Brighton is often expensive! </li></ul>
  5. 5. 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%)
  6. 6. The Local Labour Market <ul><li>BRIGHTON AREA </li></ul><ul><li>Niche creative & digital media sector in Brighton </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of Small/ medium sized enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Public sector is a large employer- education, health, local government </li></ul><ul><li>Service sector & tourism- 20% of Sussex’s working population </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary and community sector </li></ul><ul><li>Strong call centre presence- American Express large employer </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Local Labour Market <ul><li>SUSSEX/ SURREY – Commutable distances </li></ul><ul><li>By extending your job search to an hours commute by train, you open up greater opportunities for work! </li></ul><ul><li>Croydon (50 mins)- Home Office </li></ul><ul><li>Gatwick/ Crawley (30 mins)- KPMG, PWC, DMH Stallard </li></ul><ul><li>Chichester (60 mins) – Wiley Publishing, Chichester Uni </li></ul><ul><li>Worthing (20 mins)- Environment Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Lewes (15 mins) – East Sussex County Council, Sussex Police </li></ul><ul><li>Shoreham- by- Sea (10 mins) – Ricardo (engineering firm) </li></ul><ul><li>Eastbourne (40 mins)- Teva (pharmaceutical company) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key Brighton Employers Public Sector NHS - Universities - Education – Check Individual School and College Websites – EFL And Local Government Police
  9. 9. Key Brighton Employers <ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> (also agencies in Brighton) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media & IT </li></ul><ul><li>Wired Sussex – </li></ul><ul><li>Charity/ Not for Profit </li></ul><ul><li>Institute For Employment Studies- </li></ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS Alliance- </li></ul><ul><li>General </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sussex/ Surrey Employers <ul><li>Home Office, Croydon- </li></ul><ul><li>KPMG, Gatwick- </li></ul><ul><li>PWC, Gatwick - </li></ul><ul><li>Deloitte, Crawley- </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Thornton, Crawley- </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Agency, Worthing- </li></ul><ul><li>Wiley Publishing, Chichester- </li></ul><ul><li>Sightsavers International- </li></ul>
  11. 11. Searching for work <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Careers and Employability Centre vacancies web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Careers and Employability Centre database of local employers- apply speculatively! </li></ul><ul><li>We also have a list of local recruitment agencies </li></ul><ul><li>For part time/ vacation work, check out signs in shop windows also </li></ul><ul><li>The Argus on Thursdays, Friday Ads, Metro, Latest Homes </li></ul>
  12. 12. How to find jobs <ul><li>Advertised vacancies </li></ul><ul><li>Speculative approaches- paid/ unpaid work </li></ul><ul><li>Networking & ‘Word of Mouth’ vacancies </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Job searching </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where to look for contacts <ul><li>Family, friends, personal contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues, tutors, supervisors (part- time work, University) </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages - </li></ul><ul><li>Prospects – </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Recruiters- come to Gradfair </li></ul><ul><li>Professional bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Local business directories/ councils/ newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>People you meet at conferences/ seminars/ visiting organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary work - </li></ul><ul><li>Searching the web - </li></ul>
  14. 14. Making Applications <ul><li>Letter or email – - examples- state what you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange a visit/ meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Online/ social networking </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Careers and Employability Centre’s information centre </li></ul><ul><li>Short interviews with a careers adviser </li></ul><ul><li>Review your CV/ application form/ letters </li></ul><ul><li>Events - grad fair/ law fair/ employer presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Web based information and resources – look in research section of our website for further information about making contacts </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>