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It's our job to help you get ready for your future – we provide a wealth of support, advice and guidance to help your career take off in the right direction

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Careers and Employability

Making the right choices and learning how to manage your career is crucial to your future happiness and wellbeing.

The AUB Careers & Employability team are here to support you at every stage of your professional development, throughout your time at university and beyond.

Every year we run a range of events with AUB alumni and industry professionals aimed at helping you make informed decisions about your career and enabling you to develop skills and confidence when approaching clients or industry employers.

Working in the Arts and creative industries is exciting and we offer a range of workshops aimed at helping you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for developing your career. As part of the Enterprise Programme, you can meet alumni and hear from start-up experts who’ll provide tips and inspiration for setting up your own business or freelancing.

Alongside events, we offer one-to-one appointments to discuss any career-related subject.

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 Careers team, these workshops cover a range of topics including career planning, CVs, LinkedIn, freelancing and more.
  • 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

We offer 1:1 appointments on campus or online (via Teams or Zoom) for all AUB students and graduates up to 3 years after graduation. You can discuss your career ideas, get help making a plan or simply 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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Check our previous Careers and Employability week events
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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