Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Careers and employability

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College's Matrix accredited Careers & Employability Service provides current and potential students with independent information, advice and guidance in all areas related to careers and employability.

Our team of qualified Careers Advisors are available to provide you with impartial advice and guidance to support your aspirations explore the opportunities that are available to you and to help you plan your next steps after you complete your course. Our aim is to help you assess your own skills, values and interests, and match these interests into a career plan.

Our team of Work Experience Coordinators are available to help match you to relevant and meaningful work experience and industry placements. Our aim is to ensure you can benefit from putting theory into practice and leave college with the knowledge, skills and attitude you need to be ready for employment or further study.

At Brighton MET (Central and East campuses)

The Careers Team are based in the Student Centre at Central Brighton Campus.

Weekly careers drop-in times

Central Brighton Campus in the Student Centre:

  • Mondays 1.00pm-4.00pm
  • Wednesdays 1.00pm-4.00pm

East Brighton Campus in the LRC

  • Tuesdays 1.00pm-4.00pm
  • Thursdays 1.00pm-4.00pm

There is a weekly apprenticeships surgery at the Central Brighton Campus every Wednesday 1.00pm-3.00pm (to be confirmed).

One-to-one appointment slots are available to book at both campuses by contacting the team on 01273 667780 or emailing CareersBMET@gbmc.ac.uk

At Northbrook MET (Worthing and Shoreham campuses)

The Careers team main base is the Student Centre at Broadwater Campus.

Details of weekly campus Careers drop-ins will be advertised on the Student Portal.

There is a weekly apprenticeship surgery at the Broadwater Campus every Wednesday 3.00pm-4.30pm.


One-to-one appointment slots are available to book by contacting the team on 01903 273126 or by emailing CareersNMET@gbmc.ac.uk

Getting the most out of your time at college

During your time at the MET, you will have access to a range of Careers and Employability activities that are delivered through the College’s Careers Programme.


Induction week
  • Overview of Careers and Employability Programme and introductions to people who can support you with your career planning
  • Tour of the college including the Student Centres (Careers & Employability team and the Apprenticeship team), and the Learning Resource Centres.

Throughout the year
  • Individual tutorials including career planning and preparation for work experience
  • 1:1 support from the Careers & Employability team
  • Support from the college's Apprenticeship team, on applying and preparing for Apprenticeships
  • Individual Support and Career Planning for Students with Special Educational and Support Needs (SEND)
  • Personal Career research using Career Coach resources on the college website
  • Curriculum-based careers and work-related activities, trips and visits from industry speakers.
  • Higher Education and UCAS talks and workshops.
  • Career planning progression talks, workshops and activities
  • Support to take part in work experience placements, projects and other work related activities


Contact us

Nasim Shakoori - Head of Student Services (Careers Leader)
Sarah Freeman - Careers & Employability Manager

Thinking about university-level study?

If you’re considering applying to university, or considering whether Higher Education is right for you, there is plenty of support available from our Widening Participation team who will be running a series of workshops and events throughout the year including:

What is Higher Education?
An overview of the different types of degrees and apprenticeships available

Tips on how to make a successful application with a good personal statement
Looking at the application process in more detail and how to write a good personal statement.

Personal statement 1:1 support
1:1 support for students who need help with their personal statement

Interview preparation support
Preparation workshops and mock interview practice to help you prepare for university interviews.

Preparing for higher education
Includes information on student finance, accommodation, budgeting, student support services and student employment opportunities.


To find out more, or to book onto any of these sessions, contact your Widening Participation Officers:


MET Progression Promise

We guarantee a place on an internal university-level course for all final-year Level 3 students, provided they complete their course and meet any other offer conditions. Under the promise scheme, there is no need to apply through UCAS or attend a formal interview.

Creating opportunities

We pride ourselves on being a place where our students thrive, hear what they have to say about us in this short film.