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)
- Architectural and interior design
- Writing and editing
- Music and sound production
- Graphic design and Illustration
- 3D modelling
- Web design and development
- 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
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?
- 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
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:
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.
Short-term and part-time work experience
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 email@example.com.
Live Project Briefs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering opportunities and graduate recruitment/internships
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Want to employ a student?
We recommend you read:
- Common best practice code for high-quality internships (Gateways to the Professions Collaborative Forum, a government advisory group)
- Internships in the arts - A guide for arts organisations (Creative & Cultural Skills)
- Guidelines for employers offering work placement schemes in the creative industries (Skillset)
MA/MSc Creative Professional Practice
If you work in the creative industries and are looking for a super flexible postgraduate course then look no further. The MA/MSc Creative Professional Practice is a part-time, flexible, competitively-priced work-based Master’s degree designed for professionals in the creative industries.
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:
- Experience counts - previous experience counts which reduces the duration and cost. This means that, with the right combination of experience, you might only need to gain a further 60 credits to complete your Master’s
- Competitively priced - only pay for the credits you need
- Curriculum is tailored to your needs
- If you choose to, all of your study can be integrated within your work, with no need to spend time away