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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CCI Students Awarded for Creativity

CCI students continue to impress employers with showcasing their creativity. Hampshire-based recruitment agency, Solutions 4 Recruitment celebrated the 2017 Creative Student Awards Final which is designed to recognise and celebrate the plethora of creative talent across the UK.  Nearly 50 shortlisted entries, 10,000 votes and 5 shortlisted finalists later, the CS Award 16/17 winner was announced to be our very own BA (Hons) Interior Architecture student Jodie Howard.

Jodie Howard 16/17 winner of S4R CS Awards

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Former fashion placement student “Highly Commended” at Graduate Fashion Week

We are so excited to hear that Hannah Mitchell, former Fashion and Textile Design placement student, was highly commended in the Boux Avenue Swimwear & Lingerie Award category at Graduate Fashion Week in London. The judges were Debbie Duckett (Boux Avenue), Alex Paphitis (Boux Avenue) and Caroline Rothwell (Boux Avenue).

Hannah completed a Self-employment Placement Year (SPY) in 2015-16 running her own lingerie business, Hayze Designs.

Hannah Mitchell Design Graduate Fashion Week 2017