Bright Network: Frequently Asked Questions

Bright Network FAQ’s

Bright Network is the UK’s largest student careers network connecting over 250,000 students with the best career opportunities at over 300+ top intern and graduate employers.

We know that finding the career that’s right for you is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face alongside your degree, and we’re here to give you everything you need – whether your deciding what it is you want to do, or looking for the steps you need to take to get there. Here we've listed out some of the ways we can help all our members, as well as some questions that we get frequently asked. 

Is Bright Network free? 

Yes Bright Network is completely free for our members and always will be!  

Can you see all upcoming Graduate Schemes in one place? 

Yes, all upcoming deadlines for graduate schemes can be found just here.

And don’t forget, you can add all the deadlines you’re interested in to your personalised Career Calendar - we will then email you with the deadline reminders and advice to help you get ahead with the application.

Can you see all internship deadlines in one place? 

Yes, all upcoming deadlines for internships can be found just here.

And don’t forget, you can add all the deadlines you’re interested in to your personalised Career Calendar - we will then email you with the deadline reminders and advice to help you get ahead with the application.

I’m looking for a role with an immediate start. Can Bright Network help? 

Most graduate schemes start in September or March but many employers take graduates straight away. We can help you search for an immediate position. 

Email your CV and career preferences to hello@brightnetwork.co.uk and one of our membership services team will be on hand to help. 

I’m looking for part time work, can Bright Network help me?

Bright Network focuses on career related opportunities. Therefore, the only roles we offer for during university are internships, placements and insights. You can find a full list of these here

If you’re looking for part time work, your university may offer guidance or you could enquire about opportunities in the local area. 

I’ve graduated, can you help me? 

Of course we can. Bright Network focuses on the student community, but we usually have a number of opportunities for those who’ve graduated in the last few years. 

Drop our dedicated memberships team an email at hello@brightnetwork.co.uk or ring 0203 011 1612 to discuss the career opportunities available to you. 

I’ve secured a graduate role or internship. Am I eligible for a bottle of champagne? 

If you’re a Bright Network member and the role is with a firm we work with then you are absolutely eligible for a bottle of champagne. Here’s a full list of our partner firms

Email annie.mcanulty@brightnetwork.co.uk telling us about the role you’ve been offered and we’ll arrange a date and time when you can visit us in our London office and pick up your bubbly. 

I’d like to share my story and be featured on the Member Success Story page - how do I do this? 

We would love to hear your story and help to inspire our 250,000+ members. Simply email annie.mcanulty@brightnetwork.co.uk and we’ll get in touch with how you can share your success story. 

What is Bright Network Academy? 

Bright Network Academy is a brand new platform designed to teach you new skills and impress leading employers. It is dedicated to skills you would often learn in the workplace and is created by experts in their fields. With everything from core career skills, to free psychometric tests, there's everything you need to secure your dream role in one easy place.

How do I sign up for the Commercial Awareness update? 

To sign up for your weekly update, tailor your profile on the Bright Network website and tick the Commercial Awareness box. You’ll then receive the update straight your inbox every Monday evening. 

What is the Bright Network Career Calendar? And how do I start using it? 

The Bright Network Career Calendar is an excellent way to collate all of your application deadlines and career events into one place. To ensure you never miss an application deadline, we’ll send you notifications straight to your inbox. 

If you’re a Bright Network member, you can start using your personalised career calendar straight away. Simply search for opportunities you’re interested in here and start adding them to the calendar. 

I would like to improve my CV. Can Bright Network help me? 

A CV is your entry path into the professional world and is essential to getting through the first stage of any application process. If you’ve got no idea where to start, follow our seven step process to creating an excellent CV. We also have a variety of CV templates located here, use these as a starting step. 

Here at Bright Network we offer plenty of CV advice and guidance. If you’d like a free CV check or have any specific questions about yours, email our membership services team and they’ll be able to help - hello@brightnetwork.co.uk

Do you check cover letters? 

Unfortunately we cannot check individual cover letters. Members have the opportunity to get a free CV check by emailing hello@brightnetwork.co.uk with your CV attached. 

If you’re looking for advice specifically related to cover letters, take a look at these top tips

I’m looking to gain advice about my career opportunities, do you offer advice for that? 

Absolutely, we can offer you a free tailored and exclusive career consultation. You can book that in just here

Which Bright Network events are coming up? 

We run inspirational career events throughout the year including out annual Bright Network Festival in September.

To find out which events you can apply for at the moment, visit our events page.