Finding Work

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Students and graduates

Find the latest jobs on our vacancy pages.

You can also view current vacancies on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us to stay up to date!

Employers

You can advertise your jobs and work placement opportunities with us free of charge. 

To advertise your job vacancy, please go to the employers page to find out more.

Job Aggregators (Search Engines)

Self-Promotion

Learn how to best promote your work, experience and skills to make your career fly.

  • The hidden job market

    According to research into how people get jobs, most roles are in fact not widely advertised but found through informal approaches and hearing about opportunities through the right contacts.

    In the creative sector, where businesses are often small and recruitment practices informal, making links with your chosen industry is seen as essential.

  • Effective networking

    The old cliché ‘It's not what you know but who you know’ is highly relevant to recruitment in the creative industries.

    Remember, the most effective networking is done alongside a career plan that includes:

    1. Learning about yourself.

    2. Choosing a career path.

    3. Identifying who you’ll need to meet.

    4. Planning your networking and making sure you create a positive first impression!

     

    Many students are initially unsure about how to meet and engage in a professional way, especially without much practice. Planning step by step what you will do is a good way to overcome nerves.

     

    Events can be a great way to break the ice. Choose the right ones to meet people and share ideas in your field of interest. You’ll enhance your visibility and knowledge and hear about opportunities. You’ll also get the chance to impress.

    Also look out for careers fairs designed to help employers to meet students and graduates - they are often a great source of jobs and advice.

  • Recruitment agencies

    Many careers are launched with the help of recruitment agencies. Their job is to match employers with suitable candidates. They can help match your skills to vacancies they source from employer clients. At their best, they offer something for everyone - short term, temporary and permanent jobs. At busy times they can even find work at short notice.

    Specialist creative recruiters exist across the board as well as generic agencies that provide office work, unskilled and entry level opportunities.

    Research what is on offer and identify agencies to approach.

    Disclaimer

    UCA Careers & Employability:

    • provides the listing of opportunities, employment agencies and job boards in good faith.
    • will update listings of employment agencies and job boards from time to time.
    • does not knowingly list any agency or job board that is known to contravene equal opportunities legislation.
    • advises all students and graduates to check whether an agency subscribes to a code of practice, such as that provided by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
  • Social networking

    Social networking allows you to quickly promote work, get feedback, start dialogues with employers and is a research tool to begin to understand the industry. You might connect with people through social networking to break the ice before meeting face to face.

    Online Networks for Creatives:

Contact Us

Click on the tab for your campus to access Careers and Employability support.

Careers & Employability Advisers

Charlotte Kupper
Jan Rowan

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: 01227 817 314
Email: gatewaycanterbury@uca.ac.uk

Careers & Employability Adviser

Neville Kemp 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

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Gateway

Telephone: 01372 202 461
Email: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk

Careers & Employability Advisers

Fiona Brooking Thomas  
Steven Gordon 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: 01252 892 709 
Email: gatewayfarnham@uca.ac.uk 

 

Careers & Employability Adviser

Jan Rowan 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: 01634 888734
Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk 

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