How my Warner Bros. placement helped me get a job at nDreams – Jon Whitney, Digital Media

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.

Me at an awards ceremony with my manager
Me at an awards ceremony with my manager

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Getting the most out of your internship

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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?
  • Internship Tips

Career expert Michelle Gibbings answers these questions and explains how internships are the practical side of tertiary learning…

Full article – How To Get The Most Out Of Your Internship

 

Fashion placement experience: Sidnie at Roberta Einer

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Sidnie Brennan, BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design, completed a Placement+ where she worked at several companies during her placement year including Holly Fulton and Roberta Einer. Sidnie tells us about what she is most proud of achieving during her time at Roberta Einer and the benefits of working for a small company.

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Fashion placement experience: Lauren, Studio Intern at Holly Fulton

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.

Myself, Sidnie and another intern Jacqueline from Germany who we became close with.
Myself, Sidnie and another intern Jacqueline from Germany who we became close with.

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Fresh Relevance continues to hire CCI placement students

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.

Fresh Reavence's new interns (from left) Sophie Crichton, Ben Edwards, James Dibnah, Diogo Fernandes, Kenneth Mbuthia
Ben Edwards, 2nd year Graphic Design Student (second from left)

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How my placement helped me get a job at Foundry – Kieran Knight, Computer Animation

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Kieran receiving the IBM Award for Best Creative Technologies Project

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.

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Placement students win at Creative Technologies Graduate Awards

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

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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.

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