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.
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.
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.
Lauren Chivers, a Portsmouth Fashion and Textile Design student, did a Placement+ year completing placements at two different companies. Lauren tells us about working at Paul Smith and why you should 100% do a placement.
We love to hear how our students are getting on during their work experience placements, so were pleased to get an email from Urmi Choudhury, a Fashion and Textiles student, currently working with The Sacred Obscene.
”It goes without saying that a placement year is invaluable and the fact that the University offer this and support you throughout, is definitely something to take advantage of.”
”Don’t be disheartened if your first interview doesn’t go as well as you want it to. Use this experience as practice for the next one!”
”Widen your comfort zone. Don’t limit yourself to applying for placements in certain locations. Go somewhere new, apply for placements all over including the places you’ve never even considered.”
Naomi Cripps, BA (Hons) Interior Design student, shares her placement experience with us; what she’s learnt, her highlights, new skills, advice for fellow students and why she really recommends taking a year out in industry…