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Gather jobs from recruitment websites giving a one stop shop for your job search. Search by distance from your location, by job title or by keyword.

  • The hidden job market

    According to research into how people get jobs, most roles are in fact not widely advertised but found through informal approaches and hearing about opportunities through the right contacts.

    In the creative sector, where businesses are often small and recruitment practices informal, making links with your chosen industry is seen as essential.

  • Effective networking

    The old cliché ‘It's not what you know but who you know’ is highly relevant to recruitment in the creative industries.

    Remember, the most effective networking is done alongside a career plan that includes:

    1. Learning about yourself.

    2. Choosing a career path.

    3. Identifying who you’ll need to meet.

    4. Planning your networking and making sure you create a positive first impression!

  • Start networking

    Many students are initially unsure about how to meet and engage in a professional way, especially without much practice. Planning step by step what you will do is a good way to overcome nerves.

  • Networking events

    Events can be a great way to break the ice. Choose the right ones to meet people and share ideas in your field of interest. You’ll enhance your visibility and knowledge and hear about opportunities. You’ll also get the chance to impress.

    Also look out for careers fairs designed to help employers to meet students and graduates - they are often a great source of jobs and advice.

  • Recruitment agencies

    Many careers are launched with the help of recruitment agencies. Their job is to match employers with suitable candidates. They can help match your skills to vacancies they source from employer clients. At their best, they offer something for everyone - short term, temporary and permanent jobs. At busy times they can even find work at short notice.

    Specialist creative recruiters exist across the board as well as generic agencies that provide office work, unskilled and entry level opportunities.

    Research what is on offer and identify agencies to approach.

    Disclaimer

    UCA Careers & Employability:

    • provides the listing of opportunities, employment agencies and job boards in good faith.
    • will update listings of employment agencies and job boards from time to time.
    • does not knowingly list any agency or job board that is known to contravene equal opportunities legislation.
    • advises all students and graduates to check whether an agency subscribes to a code of practice, such as that provided by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
  • Social networking

    Social networking allows you to quickly promote work, get feedback, start dialogues with employers and is a research tool to begin to understand the industry. You might connect with people through social networking to break the ice before meeting face to face.

    Online Networks for Creatives:

Job Vacancies

While we are developing a new vacancy portal, you can view current vacancies via our social media platforms.

You can view current vacancies on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us to stay up to date!

We can advertise:

Vacancies and work experience opportunities for students and graduates. These can be full or part time, freelance, placements or volunteering opportunities.

We do not advertise any vacancies that, to our knowledge:

  • Do not comply with the National Minimum Wage legislation or any other aspect of employment law. We therefore do not advertise any unpaid placements/internships/work experience opportunities, unless covered by a specific exemption to the legislation, for example, work for a registered charity or as part of a higher or further education course. 
  • Discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, age, sexual preference, or other protected characteristics unless there is a genuine occupational requirement, covered by the relevant legislation, which permits exemption from this legislation OR the vacancy aims to provide people from a particular group (or groups) the opportunity to compete for work in areas in which they have been under-represented or absent and this aim is sanctioned under relevant legislation.

 

In both the above cases, employers must quote the relevant section of the applicable Act when submitting the vacancy.

  • Have a reward structure which is entirely or principally commission-based; or which involve unreasonable financial investment by the applicant. 

 

In addition to the above, we do not provide recruitment services involving pre-selecting or matching candidates for the job vacancies we advertise on our website on behalf of employers.

Disclaimer - Recruitment Agencies/Job Boards

UCA Careers & Employability:

  • provides the listing of opportunities, employment agencies and job boards in good faith.
  • will update listings of employment agencies and job boards from time to time.
  • does not knowingly list any agency or job board that is known to contravene equal opportunities legislation.
  • advises all students and graduates to check whether an agency subscribes to a code of practice, such as that provided by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

 

Please note: Our posts are entirely visible to the public. 

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Careers & Employability Advisers

Charlotte Kupper
Jan Rowan

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

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Gateway

Telephone: 01227 817 314
Email: gatewaycanterbury@uca.ac.uk

Careers & Employability Adviser

Neville Kemp 

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Gateway

Telephone: 01372 202 461
Email: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk

Careers & Employability Advisers

Fiona Brooking Thomas  
Steven Gordon 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

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Gateway

Telephone: 01252 892 709 
Email: gatewayfarnham@uca.ac.uk 

 

Careers & Employability Adviser

Jan Rowan 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: 01634 888734
Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk 

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