Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

Information for Employers

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries has a proud history of working in partnership with businesses in ways that deliver benefits to both employers and to our students. Our broad course portfolio means that our students have skills that cover lots of areas, which are potentially useful to business. These include:

  • Video production and editing
  • Games development
  • Software development (including web/mobile applications)
  • Animation
  • Architectural and interior design
  • Writing and editing
  • Music and sound production
  • Graphic design and Illustration
  • 3D modelling
  • Web design and development
  • Photography
  • Fashion and textile design
  • Drama and performance

What we offer

At Creative Careers, we offer a professional service and friendly advice on how to attract the best student talent available.

We have many opportunities for employers to engage with our students:

  • Sandwich year placements
  • Summer internships
  • Short-term work experience
  • Freelancing (short-term projects / briefs for students)
  • Relevant part-time work
  • Opportunities for businesses/individuals to speak with students
  • Mentoring
  • Work-shadowing

The Benefits of Placements

Are you looking for someone with fresh ideas to work in your team for a short period of time or maybe you have a project that you really want to get off the ground but don’t have the resource to dedicate to it?

Benefits include:

  • Extra resource with additional skills to tackle projects otherwise put on the backburner
  • Injection of new ideas in an area where you have a skills gap
  • Chance to reduce the workload of staff so they can take on more complicated and skilled work
  • Completion of specific tasks
  • Opportunity to give a potential employee a thorough trial without obligation
  • Awareness of the latest research through closer links to the University
  • Cost-effective method of overcoming temporary staff shortages, particularly during busy periods
  • Reduction of recruitment and training costs when placement students are employed after they graduate

Current and Previous Employers



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How to collaborate with us

There are several ways you can engage with us that should meet your needs and also provide excellent career enhancement opportunities for our students:

Year-long Placements

Year-Long Placements (Info for Employers)

If you are looking for a cost-effective and flexible solution to your recruitment needs then the student placement scheme could be the perfect solution. Our placement students have made significant contributions to their employers and each year a number of students are offered graduate jobs by their placement company.

Find out more about year-long placements

Short-term and part-time work experience

Short-term and part-time work experience (Info for Employers)

Do you have a skills gap in your organisation? Maybe you have a small project that you would like to get started but don’t have the resource to dedicate an existing employee to it? Employing a student on a short-term basis could be an ideal way of dealing with these situations.

To find out more about how employing a student on a short-term basis, contact creative-careers@port.ac.uk.

Live Project Briefs

Live Project Briefs (Info for Employers)

Many of our courses provide opportunities within the curriculum for students to work with real clients on real projects.

The benefits are two-fold. Businesses and organisations get innovative solutions to business problems, often for free, and our students get experience of working with clients, expanding their skills-base, and providing valuable work to include in portfolios.

Over the years our students have worked with on a wide-range of projects for a broad selection of high-profile clients. Some examples include: 

  • The Royal Navy Future Training Unit - 3D models, animations, smart phone apps
  • Winchester Cathedral - 3D Visualisations
  • The Arthur Conan Doyle Museum - Website
  • Waterloo 200 - Video, CD of period music, animated teaching aid for children
  • The Football Association - training videos and development of web content management system
  • Claremont Special School, Bristol - Interactive video games for severely, physically disabled children

We also work with clients with projects that require graphic design, illustration and photography.

If you are interested in providing students with a project brief please contact creative.careers@port.ac.uk.

Volunteering opportunities and graduate recruitment/internships

Volunteering opportunities and graduate recruitment/internships (Info Employers)

The Purple Door Careers and Recruitment pages detail other ways to promote your organisation to our students, including the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair and advertising graduate vacancies.

Advertising your vacancies is free.

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The course allows you to build a study programme that fits with your personal interests, your career goals and aspirations and those of your employer. Features include:

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