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SEPnet (South East Physics Network) is a consortium of university physics departments – Hertfordshire, Kent, Portsmouth, Queen Mary, Reading, Royal Holloway, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex and Open University and organises an annual placement scheme for physics students from the above universities. SEPnet are seeking 8-week plus projects in industry or research in areas such as data analysis, mathematic modelling, product design and testing or science communication to place their undergraduates with.

If you’re in one of the mentioned sectors than this will be a great opportunity for you and them and in some case funding is available for SME’s too. Here’s some of the benefits of placement.

  • Early access to bright, numerate students with excellent problem-solving and IT skills
  • Enables you to carry out projects you would not normally have time for
  • Provides a fresh perspective on your business challenges

The scheme is aimed at any organisations interested in recruiting physics graduates, or who can offer valuable business experience, including large companies, research institutions, charities, NGOs, start-ups and SMEs and all the advertising, administration and placement support is handled by SEPnet

For more information:

Visit http://www.sepnet.ac.uk/students-employers/information-for-employers/  
for further information and to register your placement project, or projects, online.  Email veronica.benson@sepnet.ac.uk

The new Pitman Training Centre recently opened at Sussex Coast College in Hastings and aims to develop a clear path for career progression. There are both Centre-based and home-learning options, meaning students can visualize their end goals.

Students get the opportunity to arm themselves with the skills that employers expect. The Centre offers programmes that are specific to each individual, helping in areas such as office skills, PA and secretarial, keyboard and touch typing, business and management, finance and accounting, web and graphic design, self and career development and IT and Microsoft Office training.

Training with Pitman means that there are flexible hours to work around other commitments and support from course advisors in person as well as by email and telephone.

Over 70% of the students get a job within 6 months of completing a course and there is a 98% pass rate for a range of diplomas. There are a number of diplomas, training awards, courses and seminars from which certain programmes will result in an internationally recognised qualification. This includes AAT, CILEX, City and Guilds/AMSPAR, CompTIA and MCSA.

Contact: Judith Vandepeer Delgado,
Pitman Centre Manager
Station Plaza Campus, Sussex Coast College Hastings, 
Station Approach, 
 East Sussex, 
TN34 1BA

Email: ptchastings@pitman-training.net

Phone: 01424 458494

For the Facebook page click here.

Twitter: @PitmanHastings


10 students studying computing at the University of Brighton’s Hastings campus are showcasing their work to local businesses before they graduate.

The event is designed to attract potential employers, providing them with opportunities to examine students’ work, ask questions and find out more about the skills students gain on the course

The university’s Digital Games Production and Internet Computing students study subjects including programming and game theory, and use cutting-edge technologies such as Oculus Rift as part of their course.


Oculus Rift.

Many also choose to undertake a paid year in industry, supported by the university. This year, students studying computing at the campus secured both of the highly competitive placements offered nationally by the BBC within the news (interactive content) division.

Jon Mcclellan, Digital Games Production course leader, said “Our students acquire a huge range of skills suited to roles across the wider interactive media industry; for example in web, games design, mobile, interactive television, public displays or perhaps other platforms we can’t yet imagine. This is a great opportunity for employers to discover new talent.”

Topics covered by the student projects include monetisation and internet traffic building techniques, pathfinding in video games, facial motion capture: A design and feasibility study and measuring physiological responses to game design.

Graduates from the digital computing courses at the Hastings campus have gone on to work with international companies including the BBC, NETbuilder, CGI, the International Baccalaureate and Immersive Album.

The event is open to local businesses from 2pm on Wednesday 27 May, and will be held in the Havelock Road building of the Hastings campus.


The University of Sussex is pleased to offer the opportunity for organisations to benefit from financial support to employ a Sussex student. Now in its second year, the University of Sussex First-Generation Scholars’ Summer Internship Programme is designed to offer relevant and meaningful work experience to students, and additional support with projects or tasks to employers.

First-Generation Scholars are current undergraduate students at the University of Sussex who are either the first in their family to go to university, or have a family income of less than £42,620 per annum.hr

The University invites you to express interest in receiving £3100 funding to offer a First-Generation Scholar a 10 week internship opportunity (organisations based in London attract £3600). Internships should commence during June 2015 and last for 10 weeks. Please note:

  • Applicants will be second year undergraduates, returning to the University of Sussex in September 2015.
  • We ask you to conduct your usual recruitment process; the University will not be matching candidates to your opportunity.
  • Internship providers should pay interns a minimum of £7.85 per hour (the UK Living Wage, organisations based in London are encouraged to top this up to £9.15 per hour).
  • Interns will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week for 10 weeks.

They are also interested in hearing from individuals who are able to offer 2 days’ work shadowing to First-Generation Scholars who are in their first year of study.

Your support for First-Generation Scholars will provide them with access to the social networks, contacts and experiences which allow them to explore future careers.

If you would like to express your interest in the either the fully funded Internship scheme or work shadowing programme please visit www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/aboutus/employers/findoutmore

Is 2015 the time to expand your staffing capacity?  The University Of Brighton can help you with free advertising for your role.uni-brighton-logo

If you’re a small to medium business, we can help you benefit from a grant to help fund a graduate intern. If you’ve got less than 250 employees and have a turnover of less than £50m, we want to hear from you!

Internships can last for at least six weeks with a view to lead on to permanent employment.

Edgcumbe Tea and Coffee Co Ltd based in Arundel, West Sussex recruited a Digital Marketing Assistant: “I just wanted to say a big thank you for your support with regard to the graduate scheme you have in place. It is a huge help for small businesses and has allowed me to focus on some proper marketing training for our intern which I know will prove to be very useful.” (Alice Rendle, Director)

And in Hastings, Chris Cragg of Immersive Album, has taken on not one but five graduates after they successfully completed internships through one of our programmes.

Chris says that the graduates contributed hugely to the success of the company.  “They were without exception, spectacular and grasped a complex business model quickly.”

You can hear more about Chris’ experience here.

For more information about what we’re offering, please visit our website.

If this sounds like something that you’re interested in, please get in touch with Rebecca Duffy, Employment Engagement Officer at the University of Brighton.

You can email r.l.duffy@brighton.ac.uk or call us on 01273 642 873

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The University of Sussex has developed a fully funded undergraduate internship programme for 2nd year First-Generation Scholars.

First-Generation Scholars are current undergraduate students at the University of Sussex, who are either the first in their family to go to University, or have a family income of less than £42,611 per annum.


Looking for an intern? Get a fully funded one this summer via the University of Sussex.

The University is inviting potential internship providers to express interest in receiving £3000 funding to offer a 2nd year First-Generation Scholar a 10-week internship opportunity during summer 2014. Internships should start during week commencing 16 June 2014.

Internship providers will be asked to pay interns a minimum of £7.65 per hour (the UK Living Wage, organisations based in London are encouraged to top this up to £8.80 per hour). Interns will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week for 10 weeks.

If you would like to express your interest in the fully funded programme please read the terms and conditions below and submit your vacancy to register.

Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 31 March 2014.

Further information about First-Generation Scholars’ Summer Internship Programme

We hope the information provided is comprehensive but if you have any questions please contact:

Andrea Wall
Employer Engagement Manager, Careers and Employability Centre
T: (01273) 873384
E: summerinternships@sussex.ac.uk