Each month we’re sharing news about the latest job opportunities across East and West Sussex. If you’re looking for a new challenge or just starting out in your career, our tips on great local companies, and who’s hiring will help you on your way!
Brighton & Hove: Warren’s Law & Advocacy boosts city’s legal sector
Well-established law firm Warren’s Law & Advocacy has opened an office in Middle Street, Brighton – an exciting addition to existing branches at the Old Bailey in central London, Lewisham, and Eastbourne.
The firm’s founder and senior partner Rodney Warren LLB has worked nationally as a specialist criminal lawyer and is a past chair and director of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association.
The firm has extensive experience working with the Serious Fraud Office, has dealt with complex mortgage fraud allegations, money laundering investigations and overseas Bribery and Corruption cases both under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and the Bribery Act 2010. Warren’s Law & Advocacy has historically taken on work from the film and music industry, has a growing specialism in equine law and is finding increasing work in education, as parents seek legal advice over perceived unfairness in the schools admissions system – a big issue in the city of Brighton & Hove today.
The firm now employs 50 solicitors, barristers and consultant QCs working across all areas of law. Contact the Brighton or Eastbourne offices to find out about potential legal or support roles at the firm.
- Why work here? Highly respected law firm with big ambitions for growth, willing to take on ‘adventurous’ cases.
- Fascinating fact: Warren’s worked pro bono for a paparazzo accused of assaulting Heather Mills in Brighton – an allegation the firm successfully proved was untrue.
Crawley: easyJet is hiring Cabin Crew for London Gatwick
The nation’s favourite low-cost airline was launched by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou in 1999 and is now the fourth largest airline in Europe, with over 220 aircraft flying to over 700 routes to over 35 countries every day. Gatwick Airport is one of its global hubs, and there are many jobs advertised at this time of year.
easyJet cabin crew now number over 5,100. There are fabulous opportunities at Gatwick for people who love travel, are well organised and aspire to being the face of easyJet. In particular there are Cabin Crew London Gatwick Fixed Term Contracts for successful 2016 starters – where you’ll work as a team to deliver a quality service, managing the safety and security of passengers, and making sure everything is done to the company’s exacting standards.
Search for jobs here. https://careers.easyjet.com/
- Why work here? The company is fast-growing, run by really passionate people, and offers great travel benefits.
- Fascinating fact: More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
Horsham: Become a John Lewis partner at the smart new store
The John Lewis Partnership is probably one of the best employers in the country, and as the Waitrose and John Lewis department store networks grow, so too does the need for top quality staff, or ‘partners’ as they are called by this much-loved profit-sharing organisation.
West Sussex recently gained a John Lewis department store when the Horsham branch opened in June 2015. It cost £11 million to build and has reportedly created more than 200 jobs in the Sussex town and beyond.
Although only a handful of jobs are advertised on the JLP website, it’s worth sending in your CV and making contact with the HR department at this lovely store if you’re hard-working and want to be in with a chance of becoming a John Lewis partner in the near future. Look out for seasonal jobs and part time jobs in the retail departments, cafe, and warehouse and there are often delivery driver jobs advertised too.
Search John Lewis Partnership jobs here: http://jlpjobs.com/search-jobs
Horsham Store: 01403 214 740
- Why work here? Amazing benefits, profit-sharing and world class management – ‘partner happiness’ is at the centre of everything the company does.
- Fascinating fact: The first John Lewis opened as a drapery shop on Oxford Street London in 1864, and this is now the company’s flagship store.
Hastings: Develop your skills with Hastings Direct
Launched in 1997, Hastings Direct began as a UK broker providing private car insurance policies. Today the product range encompasses a lot more – including home, bike and van insurance as well as additional products and services. There are often job opportunities here, for enthusiastic sales and customer service executives – so explore the website and check current vacancies. There is also a new Apprenticeship in Customer Service – a great way to gain invaluable experience and a Level 2 Diploma qualification in Customer Service while being in paid employment.
The award-winning company prides itself on excellent customer service, so if you want to join this operation, being service-obsessed is essential. Working here you can expect lots of top quality training and management support and the list of benefits is impressive – including pension scheme, life assurance, and discounts on Hastings Direct products of course!
Recruitment line: 01424 738499
- Why work here? Very good personal development opportunities and colleagues are encouraged to contribute and thrive.
- Fascinating fact: The current company goal is to “protect 1 in 10 by 2020” with Hastings Direct insurance schemes.