Jonny Smart is a BA (Hons) Film Production student at the University of Portsmouth currently working here at the University as a Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. He’s shared with us his experience on his placement year so far…
Claire Edmundson is a Fashion and Textiles Design student at the University of Portsmouth who worked as a studio assistant/intern on a placement+ opportunity for fashion brand Dream But Do Not Sleep as part of her placement year. Here’s what Claire has to say about her placement experience within the fashion industry…
Lucy Ferguson studies Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth and is currently working as a Junior Graphic Designer at Waterline Media based in Port Hamble. She shares the highs and lows of her experience so far and why she thinks a placement year can “change your mindset, attitude and boost your knowledge!”
Sarah Ryan studies BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology and is currently on placement in her role as software engineer at Rare Ltd. She shares with us her placement experience so far and why “There really isn’t a reason not to apply for a placement.”
Evangeline Papanicola studies BSc (Hons) Digital Media and is currently on placement in her role as Junior ELearning Developer at Sponge UK based in Plymouth. Here’s how she’s finding her placement year so far…
We are pleased to welcome Lisa Foote to the Creative Careers team. Lisa completed a placement at Debenhams and will be our Placement and Employability Ambassador for 2018/19. You’ll have a chance to meet Lisa and get advice from her about finding a placement over the coming year.
In the meantime, read more about Lisa’s placement.
I can’t stress enough the amazing benefits of doing a placement year. Spending a year in the industry is very different to studying your area of interest; it’s taking everything you’ve learnt and seeing how it applies in the ‘real world’.
If you’re in two minds about whether to do a placement or not, Lisa has some great advice.
Between second and third year students are offered the opportunity to take an industrial placement and gain industry experience that will prove invaluable after graduation.
After what felt like hundreds of cover letters, applications, and interviews I was incredibly lucky to secure a placement within the University, in the CCI Faculty. Over the past year I have worked with so many different people on a variety of projects, each one teaching me something new, and helping me to grow and achieve things I didn’t know I could, such as writing 16 student profiles, that were featured on the Graduate Show website.
Read Katie’s full blog post on the CCI Creative Space website