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  1. Welcome to the Careers & Employability Centre How to find Summer Work & Experience

  2. Session Covers By the end of the session you will be aware of: • what we mean by summer work and experience • types of work and experience available locally / nationally • where you can find vacancies • legal requirements • how to get further support

  3. and why do it? • To earn some extra cash • To develop your skills and experience • To make new contacts It’s not all about the money!

  4. Sussex Brighton–Crawley 30mins / £9.40 Brighton-Worthing 21mins / £5.50 Brighton – Lewes 15mins / £4.50 Brighton – Eastbourne 32mins / £9.60 Brighton–London 51mins / £15.50

  5. Brighton and Hove

  6. Brighton & Hove Brighton & Hove is a tourist resort - much of the work is in service industries such as restaurants and hotels

  7. What could you do? • Other examples of casual work locally could be: • Bar work / restaurants / cafés • Shop work / supermarkets • Telephone work • Cleaning • Administration • Babysitting • Care-work

  8. Local Labour Market • Creative & Digital Media sector • Small / medium sized enterprises • Public sector: education, health, local government • Service sector • Language schools • Voluntary and community sector • Finance - American Express European HQ

  9. How to find jobs / Experience - your university jobs database • Jobs advertised our website www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/search • Jobs in Brighton & Hove, campus and Sussex • Sign up for regular job alerts • Links for work experience and volunteering http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/gettingexperience • Leadership day - Monday, 10 June 2013 / 09:30 - 16:00 • www.do-it.org

  10. How to find jobs strategies • Speculative approaches - some shops/ bars will have notices up in windows – we also round up online at www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs • Newspapers- The Argus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Friday Ads, The Leader • Government work search site = www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk • Recruitment agencies • Use your networks if at all possible- lots of jobs are never advertised • Careers and Employability events – meet employers • Sign up for ‘My Work Search’ website (Careers Reception Desk)

  11. How to find jobs useful websites • www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk - search for local work • www.theargus.co.uk/jobs - local newspaper online • www.brightonandhovejobs.com – local jobs • www.friday-ad.co.uk – online free press online • www.reed.co.uk – free for local employers to advertise so popular • https://jobs.brighton-hove.gov.uk- Brighton & Hove city council • (you could try East and West Sussex councils too) • Seasonal Jobs in larger shops & supermarkets often lead to more work

  12. Important things you need to know money • £6.19 - for workers aged 21 and over  • £4.98 - the 18 to 20 rate • from October 1st 2012 • Beware of scam jobs!

  13. Important things you need to know tax and national insurance • Bad news - all workers have to pay: • Tax & National Insurance • Good news – there is an allowance! • Fill in your tax form • Get a ‘National Insurance Number’

  14. Important things you need to know health & safety • Be safe • If in doubt, ask!!

  15. How to find part time jobs here for you The Careers & Employability Centre Ground Floor The Library careers@sussex.ac.uk www.sussex.ac.uk/careers www.facebook.com/sussexcareers www.twitter.com/sussxunicareers