These specialist jobs sites advertise most kinds of job in the creative sector.
The following are recommended for students and graduates of AUB. Remember that many jobs are not advertised and word of mouth, good networking skills and building a reputation are important.
General Sites with jobs across the sector
- Arts Jobs
- Creative Choices Jobs
- Creative Recruitment
- Design jobs board
- The Dots
- Gradsouthwest (graduate jobs in the South West of England)
- The Guardian Creative Jobs Pages
- Hiive (social networking and jobs for creatives)
- Step (paid internships)
Jobs by specialism
Acting and Dance
- The Actors Centre (news and advice for actors)
- Casting Call Pro
- Equity (members have access to jobs – membership fees apply)
- Mandy (casting calls for Actors)
- Media Volt (has auditions, castings and jobs in TV/film/theatre)
- National Dance Network
- One Dance UK
- People Dancing
- Spotlight (casting calls and auditions)
- The Stage: jobs and auditions in performance
- Star now
Animation and VFX
Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design
- 4D Modelmaking jobs
- Adrem (vacancies in architecture and design)
- Architects Journal (has some assistant, technician and Stage 2 jobs)
- Bespoke Careers
- British Institute of Interior Design Vacancies
- Building Design Jobs site
- Careers in Design
- Career Structure
- Design Directory (a directory of design companies)
- Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
- RIBA site for professional education and development
- Royal Institute of British Architects Appointments site
Fine Art and Illustration
- A – N (Arts Council sponsored news and networking opportunities for artists)
- Art Rabbit
- Arts Council Jobs Board
- Arts Culture Media jobs
- Arts Job Finder
- Arts Professional
- Artquest (advice and opportunities for visual artists)
- The Association of Illustrators
- Crafts Council
- Creative Choices: Visual Arts
- Creative and Cultural Skills: Jobs
- Creative Pool
- E-Art Now
- The Guardian: Arts and Heritage Jobs
- Prospects: What can I do with my Fine Art Degree?
- Resartis and Residency Unlimited (arts residency networks)
- Writers and Artists (industry advice)
Costume and Performance Design and Make-Up for Media and Performance
Design, Advertising, Digital and Media
Fashion and Textiles
Film, TV and Broadcasting
Graduate Job Links
The companies and organisations shown recruit graduates with creative degrees on a regular basis. Any applications need to be of high standard as many people tend to apply for each vacancy.
- Aardman Animations
- Arcadia Group, Latest Graduate Jobs
- BBC Careers
- BBC Design Trainee Scheme
- Channel 4 Jobs
- George/Asda Graduate Scheme
- ITV Jobs
- John Lewis Graduates
- Laura Ashley, Graduate Careers
- Sky Jobs
- Teach First
- Vacancies with Next
- Various publishing / editorial posts Future Publishing
- Which? graduate trainee scheme
Work Experience and Internship links
- BBC Work Experience
- Blackrock Studios (Disney) Animation, Artist Internships
- Brown Bag Films, Animation Work Experience, Dublin
- Hearst Magazines Internships
- Channel 4
- Fashion Workie
- Icarus Theatre Internships/Work Experience, London
- Intern, Marie Claire magazine
- National Trust Internships
- NOW Magazine – Media Work Experience
- RNLI, Poole, Volunteer Work
- Sky (short placements)
There are many recruitment agencies specialising in creative industries, including media, fashion and digital.
A number of agencies specialise in graduate level opportunities, while others handle only senior roles, so only approach agencies which are relevant for your needs.
Their job is to match employers with suitable candidates. They can help match your skills to vacancies they source from employer clients.
You shouldn’t need to pay an agency to find you a job as the employer will pay them a fee for finding and selecting the right staff.
Review agency websites to consider what type of opportunities they offer and whether they might be helpful to you.
If they feel they might be able to offer you opportunities the agency will keep you on their books and contact you if they have a suitable role.
It’s worth checking whether an agency subscribes to a code of practice, such as that provided by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
Agency Central allows you to search for an agency by location or sector.
The Careers and Employability Service does not formally endorse outside providers of information and job opportunities, but we try to ensure that the links are current and that the content might be useful.
We cannot take responsibility for content and would encourage users to carry out their own checks and investigations before sharing their information or before entering into any financial transactions. It is the jobseeker’s responsibility to verify all terms and conditions with the employer.