Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

CCI Employability Day 2019

Please note: Booking is now open – see the Programme.

Not just another careers fair

CCI Employability Day returns after a successful 2018 debut. Visit the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) in Eldon Building to get a real insight into careers within the creative industries, speak with employers and get answers to your creative careers questions.

What's on the day?

  • Keynote speech, Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Skills sessions, where you can choose from:
    • Networking and Self-Presentation
    • Resilience to Navigate the Career Wilderness
    • Being Self Employed
  • Employers’ Insights, where you can choose from:
    • CVs in the Creative Industries: Employers’ Point of View
    • Relevant summer work using your creative skills
    • Insights of working for a digital learning solutions global company
    • Careers in Brand Marketing
  • Open Q&A session with alumni about their experiences in the creative industries, with insightful tips and advice
  • An information fair, featuring a range of key creative industry exhibitors

When and Where

  • Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019
  • Time: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ


External Organisations

Babcock International logo
Babcock International Group

Provides bespoke, highly- skilled engineering support, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training in the Marine, Land, Aviation and Nuclear environments. At the Future Training Unit, we specialise in providing the Royal Navy with training materials for new to service equipment and ships. As such, we are keen to engage with creative technical talent that can help us to fulfill this need, and to bring new ideas and innovation to e-Learning training materials.

Climax Studios logo

Climax was founded nearly 30 years ago and is located in the coastal city of Portsmouth. We have an extensive history in developing all kinds of digital experiences across all formats, delivering entire games, through to co-development and technological problem solving and we’ve won many awards along the way. We’re continuing to be involved in new technologies and build our lead in AR and VR, and have several projects currently in development, as well as console projects. We're looking to meet artists, designers and the programmers of the future.

Natives Group
Natives Group

The world-leading collection of advertising and technology businesses, helping brands and organisations attract and convert the global student audience. We have 150 specialists working across six different offices in four continents. We're always looking to engage with people seeking to start their careers and share knowledge. Offices in Brighton, Portsmouth, New York and China. Current recruitment drive for Graduates.

Portsmouth Cultural Trust
Portsmouth Cultural Trust

Cultural organisation which delivers programmes and events to the local and regional communities. Our flagship is the Portsmouth Guildhall, the busiest concert venue on the south coast, however we also produce major events including Portsmouth Comic Con and the Big Mouth Comedy Festival.  Our organisational also has a production and equipment hire business and runs skills, learning and participation programmes. We employ over 100 people.

Hip Hop International
Hip Hop International/Idance

The UK Hip Hop Crew Championships, presented by idance®, is the premier dance event in the UK. It is a multi-region live event, featuring the best and showcasing the most technical and impressive dancers from all areas of the United Kingdom in a breathtaking and exciting face-off to see who will be national champions, join our ‘Winners Tour’ and have the honour of representing the United Kingdom at the World Hip Hop Championships in America. We are united under concept “ONE Country, ONE Team”. Hip Hop will be recruiting students as stage managers, ushers and runners.

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Five by Five (part of Lawton Communications Group)

A family-owned company with offices in the UK, Los Angeles and Sydney, and almost 40 years’ experience helping global brands in the entertainment, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), finance, retail and healthcare sectors. Five by Five’s launch marketing expertise and creativity are rocket fuel for anyone wanting more from their next marketing campaign. As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on being a global network that cares about its staff. Our ethos is to pull together and go big for our ambitious clients to ensure successful launches. And by always learning, we also help our staff enjoy a bright and fulfilling future.


A large software and hardware vendor with over 100 years of history. Most recently known for its advances in artificial intelligence and cloud technologies.


As one of the most reputable media companies in the world, Endeavor has offices in 33 different countries, headquartered in the United States (Beverly Hills and New York City), where we have established an on-campus presence at the major Ivy League schools as well as local colleges in those areas. We strive to hire, develop and promote the best and brightest and reflect the demographic of where we are.

Sponge UK
Sponge UK

Works closely with world-leading, forward-thinking organisations to deliver better workplace performance using advanced learning technologies. The purpose of our visit is to offer insights into working for a digital learning agency and generate interest in our graduate and placement schemes. 

Sussex Academy of Music
Sussex Academy of Music

Private music education company that delivers individual and paired lessons into primary and secondary schools throughout the South Coast. Offering opportunities for musicians looking to become tutors.

Solutions 4 Recruitment
Solutions 4 Recruitment

A specialist recruitment consultancy for the creative industry, placing creative graduates in a wide variety of organisations.

Rift Group
Procter & Gamble

A multinational manufacturer of product ranges including grooming, hair care and baby care. Are you currently studying design, engineering, animation, robotics, or any other creative technology degree? Are you keen to have a real impact in a company whose products benefit billions of people every day? Do you want to create new products for some of the world’s biggest brands? Make sure you speak to us to find out more.

Vocational Impact
Vocational Impact

A supporter of global international development projects that has been working with hundreds of university students for over a decade to link tailor-made student research, career enhancement and work experience opportunities with NGOs in Africa and India. 

The Challenge (NCS)
The Challenge (NCS)

A social integration charity and one of the UK's largest providers of the government funded programme National Citizen Service (NCS). We design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others. During the recruitment cycle leading up to summer 2017/18, we made offers to over 63 University of Portsmouth students to work on our summer programme, which is fantastic. We would love to encourage more students from the University of Portsmouth to work on our NCS programmes in summer 2019. Speak to us to learn more about our Media Practitioner opportunities.

Anna Valley/Matrix Solutions
Anna Valley/Matrix Solutions

Hugely successful companies, well known and respected in the industry. They support the overall project management and supply of audiovisual equipment within the live event sector. Placements and graduate roles available within the audiovisual industry.


A social media music platform for new talent to upload their own original music and grow an audience of listeners, which turns their work into an ethical income stream in a safe and fair way. The concept disrupts the music industry and puts power back in the hands of the creatives.  Management team includes Mel Croucher (founder of UK leisure software industry), Roger Watson (stage manager for the Beatles, responsible for 500 million record sales), Kelli Richards (worked with Steve Jobs for over 10 years, launched Apple Music), and Danielle Woodyatt (Head of Global Communications, Virgin).

I Do Festivals
I Do Festivals

A multi-award winning event management company that started out purely as an event managing festival style weddings but have since expanded into The I Do Festivals Group which is the parent company of The Wedding Festival Company, The Corporate Festival Company, The Glamping Company, The Street Food Catering Company, The Swine Waiter and our newest venture, The Vegan Catering Company. We work closely with our clients to plan, host and manage their events from start to finish. Currently looking for students to join them as Events Assistants as part of the Placement Year.

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Booking is now open.

The Employability Day includes a range of talks, information fair and opportunities to speak with employers. You must book for each event of your interest separately on the links below.




12:00 - 15:00

Information Fair


Social Hub & Cafe

13:00 - 14:00

Keynote Speech: Careers in the Creative Industries

EW 1.11

14:00 - 15:00




 Skills Sessions - Choose One:

1. Networking and Self Presentation

EW 1.11

2. Resilience to navigate the careers wilderness

EW 1.08

3. Being Self Employed

EW 1.09

15:00 - 16:00





 Employer Insights - Choose One:

1. CVs in the Creative Industries: Employers’ Point of View

EW 1.11

2. Relevant summer work using your creative skills - NCS

EW 1.09

3. Insights of working for a digital learning solutions global company - Sponge UK

EW 1.10

4. Careers in Brand Marketing - Five by Five

EW 1.08

16:00- 17:00




 Alumni Panels

Film and TV

EW 1.11 (until 17:50)

Journalism and Writing (Journalism, English, and Creative Writing)

EW 1.08

Technologies (Digital Media and Computer Animation)

EW 1.09