Jonathan Whitney, Entertainment Technology graduate, completed a placement at Warner Bros. for which he won the School of Creative Technologies Placement Student of the Year award. He tells us about his placement and why he doesn’t think he’d have been able to get his graduate job at nDreams if he hadn’t done a placement.
You’re coming up to that stage in your studies. You’ve developed an assignment schedule and are settling into a study routine, but then you find yourself wondering what it will really be like to work in the industry — and if you’ve even chosen the right career path. That’s where internships come in and you start to ask questions such as…
- Are internships necessary for all industries?
- How long should I intern?
- Should I really be working for free?
- Will it get me a foot in the professional door?
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Career expert Michelle Gibbings answers these questions and explains how internships are the practical side of tertiary learning…
Lauren Chivers, a Portsmouth Fashion and Textile Design student, chose to do a Placement+ year where she completed a number of short-term placements. Working at Holly Fulton and Paul Smith gave Lauren experience of working at a small company and a much larger business. Lauren tells us about her placement at Holly Fulton, where she worked alongside another Portsmouth fashion student, Sidnie.
Fresh Relevance, the marketing hub for online retailers, has welcomed the fourth intake to its successful annual intern programme including our very own Graphic Design student, Ben Edwards.
Kieran Knight graduated from Computer Animation in 2017 and won the IBM Award for Best Creative Technologies Project at the School of Creative Technologies Graduate Awards. Kieran completed a placement year in 2015-16 and now works for world-renowned visual effects company, Foundry.
Kieran tells us how his placement year helped him secure his graduate job and why you shouldn’t be scared to do a placement.
Once again the Creative Careers team was pleased to be invited to celebrate the achievements of graduates in the School of Creative Technologies. We were really impressed to see how many former placement students won awards.
Best Placement Student: Jonathan Whitney, BSc (Hons) Entertainment Technology
Of course, we had to start with the winner of the Best Placement Student award. Eliana Lee-Gibbons, Industry Liaison Manager, Creative Careers, presented this award to Jonathan Whitney. Jonathan completed his placement year at Warner Bros as a Creative and Marketing Intern and is now working as a Creative Artworker at nDreams, the largest UK software developer to be solely focused on creating virtual reality entertainment content.