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Jobs and Careers

Finding work, placements and graduate roles

By ChiJobs 10 Apr 2018

Finding a part-time job can help reduce financial pressures and add a range of valuable experience and skills to your CV. As you progress through university, we also encourage you to get work experience and a placement relevant to your course or career aspirations.

Find a range of useful websites particular to your course at the bottom of this page.



Finding work – 4 top tips

  1. Use the University’s Careers and Jobs Portal, set your alert choices to roles that suit you via the Careers Portal
  2. Update your college CV with information about your degree, work experience and skills. A professional CV or application form is key when applying to work
  3. Many students and graduates are head-hunted via LinkedIn so spend some time on creating a fully developed profile for job alerts and to get connections
  4. Add to your skills and join societies and sports clubs, be a Course Rep or University Ambassador. 
  5. Volunteer for a local charity and test out your career ideas informally. Explore an area of work as well as gaining experience and confidence. Look on the great searchable database Do It and also on the Careers Portal

Finding part-time work at University

  • Hand out your CV to employers in Chichester: “Chichester Gate,” restaurants, fast food outlets, superstores and pubs.
  • Look in the Bognor Regis Retail Park, stores like Lidl, Tesco, the Arun Retail Park, restaurants and hotels near the sea front.
  • Earn money, gain skills and work on campus. The Student’s Union, Canteen, Open day teams, library and accommodation office employ students for casual roles.
  • Check the websites of Butlins, West Sussex County Council, Goodwood Estate, Natures Way Foods, Chichester District Council and the CEGA Group.
  • Place your CV on recruitment websites like Reed and Indeed            



Finding a placement or volunteering whilst at University

  • Use specialist placement sites such as RateMyPlacement, The Big Choice, Milkround, Targetjobs and Student Ladder. 
  • Connect on LinkedIn with people working at a company or role you might like a placement in.
  • Investigate a placement in Europe, funded by the Erasmus+ programme.
  • There are great places to search for exciting volunteering roles through Charity Job, Do-It, V Inspired,
  • Volunteer locally. E.g. At the Bell Tower after school club



Find graduate work after University

  • Register early with sites like Prospects, Targetjobs, Milkround, Best Graduates,  and GRB. 
  • Keep an eye on these graduate employers and their application deadline dates.
  • Search the website of particular companies to find their graduate roles.
  • Look out for our employer events or when employers are on campus at the job hunting desk. 
  • Use LinkedIn to search for alumni from your degree and others working in a career you are interested in.
  • Apply for a professional mentor to give you in-sight into the world of work, how to apply and make connections.     



Before you apply

  • Research the job and company you are applying to, and tailor your application documents to the role, to persuade them to interview you.
  • Build a well-rounded professional CV. Volunteering, societies, sports teams, placements and a course rep all look great to employers.
  • Write an appealing cover letter to set you apart in the application process.
  • Use the Careers Portal Moodle pages for lots of information on job hunting applications, CVs and interviews.
  • Book a mock job interview with a Careers Consultant, via: Careers Portal           



Use Careers & Employability to help you find and apply to work

  •  Whatever your situation, whether you are looking for work or need help with the application form, you are welcome to use the Careers team, their resources and Jobs Board. Find out more about our service.
  • Discuss your plans for work at the job hunting drop in desk or book a Careers Guidance appointment or a mock job interview. Book through the Careers Portal.   

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