Placement experience: Designer at Really B2B – Claire, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

“My role involves anything from coming up with ideas and designs for infographics, tip sheets and eBooks, to social media posts, direct mails and landing pages. Every day is varied.” Claire Dunford is studying Graphic Design and is currently on placement as a Junior Designer at Really B2B in Portsmouth. She tells us how her placement has improved her confidence and why she loves working for Really B2B.

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How my Disney placement helped me get a job at AMC – Charlie O’Connor, Entertainment Technology

Charlie O’Connor graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2016 with a degree in BSc (Hons) Entertainment Technology which included a placement year at Disney. He tells us how his placement helped him achieve a 1st and get his current job at AMC, the company behind Breaking Bad and Mad Men.

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How my placement helped me get a graduate job at Topshop – Alex Marin, Fashion and Textile Design

A placement year “is the best time to get real hands-on experience” according to Alex Marin who graduated in 2016 with a 1st in BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design. In between years 2 and 3 of her degree Alex completed a placement year at Debenhams and she explains how this helped her in her final year and to get that graduate job at Topshop.

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CCI Employability Day: Not Just Another Careers Fair

Be a part of the first ever creative careers event in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI). Get a real insight into careers within the creative industries, speak with employers and get answers to your creative careers questions…

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

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.

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Me at an awards ceremony with my manager

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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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