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Careers and Employability

The Careers and Employability Service is dedicated to supporting you in turning your creativity into a great career.

Recruiters are looking to employ graduates with the right skills, personal attributes and industry experience that will make them great assets to their organisations. This is why course teams ensure employability is embedded in your curriculum, and why we provide quality information and guidance to help you stand out and prepare you to embark on your professional future.

We also have a dedicated careers platform (AUB AdvantageCareer Hub) for students and alumni with careers resources, job opportunities and events. Students are also able to book an appointment with a Careers Coach.

Services we offer

The Careers and Employability team are Alison Zorraquin, Senior Employability Officer and Emily Rogers, Employability Officer.

Our goal is to support students and Alumni in preparation for working in industry and to develop their careers. We offer careers appointments and organise a series of events and workshops on campus, including:

  • Lunchtime webinars: Run by the Career team, these workshops cover topics ranging from CVs to networking and using LinkedIn
  • Industry Professionals on campus: Every year we invite professionals from Industry to give tips and advice about breaking into the creative industry as well as providing start-up and freelance advice

One-to-one Appointments

Any AUB student or graduate can book a one-to-one virtual appointment via Zoom or Microsoft Teams with Alison or Emily to discuss their plans or simply to gain information and advice on a wide range of topics including:

  • Looking for graduate or professional roles and part-time work
  • Applying for jobs and internships
  • Writing a professional CV, cover letter or application
  • Applying for further professional or post-graduate study
  • Self-employment and freelancing
  • Volunteering
  • Preparing for interview
  • Self-promotion and networking

For more information or to make an appointment please contact: careers@aub.ac.uk, or book an appointment on AUB Career Hub, open 08.30 – 17.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.30 to 16.30 on Friday.

Lectures and Events

We offer workshops and input to courses on a range of employability related topics including career planning, job hunting, networking, self-promotion, creative CVs and interview preparation.

Our employability events also involve professional experts from business and the creative industries to offer guidance and advice to students on topics ranging from setting up in business to an insiders’ view on industry and how to create opportunities.

Job Vacancies and Recruiters

We advertise vacancies, opportunities and competitions which will be of interest to our graduates and students, particularly those in the creative and cultural industries or closely allied sectors.

Opportunities are advertised on AUB Advantage Careers Hub and our Creative Jobs and Opportunities Board and via our Facebook page.

Resources

We publish a range of employability information and resources on AUB Advantage Careers Hub. The AUB Library has a broad collection of books and other material relating to career development and employability.

At different stages, throughout your career, it can be helpful to discuss your career aspirations and to plan strategies for success. The AUB Careers & Employability Team offer support with any career-related query including; CVs and cover letters, building your brand on social media, interview technique to making a career plan. As an AUB Graduate, you have access to our appointment service with a qualified careers consultant for up to 3 years with unlimited access to our AUB Advantage Career Hub.

You can book a one to one appointment with an adviser by emailing careers@aub.ac.uk

We also have a dedicated careers platform with events, resources and job opportunities. If you are a recent graduate and have already signed up to AUB Advantage Hub, be sure to update the system with your new email address so that you don’t lose access. If you have not registered on the site, please email careers@aub.ac.uk with details of your old student number (if you have it) course name and year of graduation and we will get you signed up!

Over the last five years we’ve had an average graduate employment rate of 97%*

If that's not enough to convince you to study with us, have a look further why this could be the perfect place for you.

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Working in the Creative Industry

There’s never been a better time to work in the creative industries:

  • The value of the creative industries to the UK is up from £94.8 billion in 2016 to £101.5 billion in 2019
  • The creative industries have grown at nearly twice the rate of the economy since 2010
  • There are currently more than 2 million (2,040,000) jobs in the creative industries and creative jobs have increased by 30.6% since 2011
  • 1 in 11 jobs** are now in the creative economy

In an economy where it’s hard to predict the jobs our new students will be moving into in the future, it’s great to know that many creative jobs are future-proof jobs – 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of automation.

* The percentage of students in employment or undertaking further study, according to DLHE 2012/3-2016/7.
** Gov.uk report: DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2016.

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Employers and Partners

We’re keen to work with businesses to share best practice and provide relevant and current advice and guidance for our students
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Events

Check our previous Careers and Employability week events