Eastbourne Jobs Hub : Higher Education and Internships

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Thinking About Higher Education (HE) in East Sussex?

What is an Internship?

What is a Graduate Scheme?

Useful Links

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Thinking about Higher Education (HE) in East Sussex?
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If you want to discuss your options why not pop into the Eastbourne Jobs Hub at Eastbourne Library, and have a chat or phone to book an appointment.

 

Address: Eastbourne Library, Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TL.Telephone: 01323 464548
Email: EastbourneJobsHub@eastsussex.gov.uk

 

Higher Education (HE) is an optional stage of learning that follows after Further Education (FE), usually delivered at Universities.

 

East Sussex is one of the country’s most vibrant, exciting places to be a student. It hosts the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. University of Brighton has campuses in Hastings and Eastbourne. Click here to find out more about the University of Brighton's Eastbourne campus.

The Open University is also popular option for people in East Sussex and all over the UK. It offers short courses, certificates, diplomas, and degree courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate).

Nowadays, learning at university doesn’t mean that you have to study full-time. All the local universities offer part time study and there are options which allow you to plan your study around work and other commitments.

Find out more about the universities through their websites:

What career opportunities will university open to me?

Many university courses are endorsed by professional associations. This is the case for more than three-quarters of the University of Brighton’s undergraduate courses.

Universities also offer careers services to students, including help and support in searching for a job, and careers fairs to help students meet prospective employers. Visit the Prospects website to see what options different degree courses can give you.

Universities are now offering more career-focussed courses and entrepreneurship education. For example, Beepurple, the University of Brighton’s entrepreneurship network, helps students develop their own business ideas. The University of Brighton has a track record for turning out employable graduates and entrepreneurs, and boasts more than 100 “start-ups” a year.

What can universities offer employers?

If you are an employer looking for graduates, students or seasonal workers in Eastbourne and the surrounding area, advertise your vacancies here on LoveLocalJobs.com and reach out to local job seekers.

If you are looking to recruit student volunteers or interns, you can visit the University of Brighton’s page on Services for Employers.

University of Sussex also offer services and solutions to business, as does The Open University.

Watch the below video from University of Brighton on their careers service: Momentum mentoring scheme to help University students gain employability skills.


What is an internship?
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An internship (placement or work placements) is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees, to work at a firm for a fixed, limited period of time, which usually includes an element of training.

For graduates this gives you the chance to enhance your employability, career prospects and the possibility of staying on for a permanent job role.

For employers a graduate intern can bring new skills, fresh ideas and a different perspective into the organisation with the opportunity to develop a graduate’s capabilities within the business.

Support for SMEs

If your organisation is a small-to-medium enterprise, or you are a graduate who would like to work for one, the Santander Internship programme supports small-to-medium enterprises running internships. It is a partnership with 60 universities across the country, including the University of Brighton.

Interested SME organisations can find out more on the online portal www.santander-grants.com and enrol on the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme.

Content provided by University of Brighton 

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What is a Graduate scheme?
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Graduate schemes are training programmes that are usually run by large organisation in both the public and the private sector. Under these schemes companies take on a number of graduates in the autumn of their graduating year.

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Useful links
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Apprenticeships In Sussex
Apprenticeships In Sussex is a service run by the Sussex Council of Training Providers on behalf of 50 apprenticeship training organisations. The website enables searching for apprenticeship training organisations by occupation, nearest local town and apprenticeship level and contains a wealth of information about apprenticeships. The events service supports schools, job centres and employers with information about apprenticeships in the form of presentations or exhibiting at careers events.



East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS)
ESCIS stands for East Sussex Community Information Service. It is a computer database of local and community information developed and managed by the Library and Information Services of East Sussex County Council in association with Brighton and Hove Library Service. It is a free resource for everyone. It is free to be listed and free to use.


 

East Sussex Credit Union
The friendly face of Community Banking owned by the members, investing in East Sussex.
 



Sussex Coast College Hastings
Sussex Coast College Hastings provides further education to 16 – 18 year olds, Apprenticeships as well as adult learners. 
 



Sussex Community Development Association
01273 516347
We are a charity organisation who work with the long term unemployed, we offer a range of opportunities to our clients. We also offer a free recruitment service to employers.



Sussex Downs College
Sussex Downs College provides high quality education and training across all ages and sectors of the community.
 



Working Rite
We help 16-19 year olds who need support into sustained employment, apprenticeships or purposeful learning. We do this through individually matched work placements with local employers.



Youth Employability Service (YES)
The Youth Employability Service (YES) support young people 16-18 into Education, Employment or Training. Our Skills and Employability Advisers work with young people to support them to overcome any barriers they feel they have which are preventing them moving into education, employment or training.

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