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Psychology: Jobs and Experience

a guide to careers in psychology


Jobs and Experience

How to get helpful work experience and get started

Tips for Applying

How to get work in this sector

Sector Overview

What jobs are available and how to get them

Insider Views

See what former students have done and get insights into working in the sector


  • Building experience is key to furthering your career in psychology
  • To get onto clinical, educational or forensic psychology courses you will need to show experience of working with relevant client groups
  • Assistant Psychologist posts are the holy grail for many. We have a feed for the latest available positions
  • However, these are very competitive and you will probably need relevant experience to apply for these too!
  • Look for voluntary positions or part-time jobs whilst at Sussex
  • Look at setting up your own RSS feeds as part of your job search


Use Community Base, ESCIS and the Brighton & Hove Community and Voluntary Sector Forum for local opportunities:

Getting Relevant Experience


  • Volunteering with Mental Health/Brain Injury, Illness organisations (SANE, Mind, Headway, Stroke Association), teaching assistant in a special school (working with learning disabilities), care assistant/support worker (in mental health or learning disability settings eg. paid work with NursePlus), research assistant in a relevant area, graduate mental health worker, assistant psychologist (clinical) and psychological well-being practitioner (NHS jobs). More ideas for experience on the Clearing House page



Quality, relevance and the application of psychological knowledge may be more important than the quantity or length of experience

Psychology Graduate Internships

The Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offers voluntary internships specifically for psychology graduates.

The deadline for applications was 19 May 2017

CEC Database - Healthcare/Psychology

Search for more, using your own search terms, at (ITS login required)

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Indeed - Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Trainee

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Indeed - Assistant Psychologist

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Psychologist Appointments - Psychology Graduate Jobs

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