Sophie Chadwick

Graduate Jobs in Brighton & Sussex


Famously a Victorian seaside resort, Brighton and Hove today is a bustling and diverse city famous for its nightlife, bohemian vibe and thriving student community.

The South Coast city has always been closely linked to London, which lies 50 miles north. A large proportion of the city’s 31,000 strong student population are originally from the London area and Brighton mirrors the capital with its fast-paced, trendy and cosmopolitan appeal.

Outstanding Universities

The University of Sussex is located on the outskirts of the city and boasts a strong academic reputation. The University is ranked 21st in the UK overall and inside the top 40 for Computer Science. Entry standards range from ABB-AAB at A-Level or equivalent for technology related degree courses.

Meanwhile the University of Brighton is home to over 20,000 enrolled students per year and offers close partnerships with businesses and professional bodies along with a range of Computer Science related degrees.

Job Opportunities

Brighton remains a popular choice for Computer Science students and graduates looking for technology related jobs in a trendy location. Over 250 new media and technology companies are based in Brighton and the city has earned the nickname ‘Silicon Beach’ as a result.

Brighton is also on its way to dispelling the myth that its technology sector somewhat underperforms, with digital firms in the area growing at 14% per year as of 2014 whilst the city’s tech sector was growing at a rate ten times faster than the UK economy during this time.