The Futures Festival is a three-day event offering Institute of the Arts students the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, get involved in networking and meet potential employers.
Find out more here.
The Creative Arts Graduate Careers Fair gives you the opportunity to speak with potential employers, network and find out about creative arts projects happening in our area.
Date: Thursday 1 February 2018
Time: 11am to 2pm
Location: Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria, Brampton Road campus
Alumni and students from all years are welcome to attend.
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Please see the full list of exhibitors already confirmed below (we are still taking bookings and will update you as they come in).
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Creative Arts Graduate Careers Fair Exhibitors
Adecco Workington/Carlisle work with clients all over Cumbria and the Scottish Borders, we deal with both Temporary and Permanent roles in both industrial and commercial.
Offering: graduate jobs and agency work.
Electric Theatre Workshop (Carlisle Fringe)
Electric Theatre Workshop is a creative collective that was set up in 2011 by a group of friends who wanted to work creatively with each other.
Our Creative Industries training is one of our stand out programmes, and over 49 people have trained with us to develop their careers, placing us as one of the UK’s most consistent hot beds for talent development.
Our signature projects bring us much attention, including Big Burns Supper Festival which has become one of Scotland’s leading Festivals.
Offering: paid internships and volunteering opportunities.
Enterprise Rent A Car
Add an annual turnover of more than $20.9 billion to a rental and leasing fleet of over 1.9 million vehicles spread across some 9,600 locations worldwide and you get Enterprise Rent-A-Car – a business that’s grown into the largest car rental company in the world who won Target Jobs Graduate employer 2016.
Offering: graduate jobs, graduate schemes, trainee schemes and paid internships.
Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. As a leading industry organisation, Equity is known and respected nationally and internationally for the work we do with, and on behalf of, our members working across all areas of the entertainment industry.
Offering: trade union membership and tips for a career in the creative sectors.
Graduate Talent Pool
Graduate Talent Pool enables graduates from any discipline to find paid internships in any sector through a simple and easy to use website. We also provide free and impartial advice on graduate internships to any who need it.
Offering: graduate schemes and paid internships.
01931 711 300
We are Inspira, a leading career management and personal development organisation operating in the North West of England. Our mission is to empower young people and adults with the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential in life and work.
Offering: training courses, paid internships and work experience opportunities.
Lakes Alive is an arts festival that celebrates landscape, people and place, showcasing and creating world class work for both the outdoors and site specific locations. 7-9th September 2018, Kendal and surrounding areas.
Offering: volunteering opportunities, work experience opportunities and tips for a career in the creative sectors.
We at Link Recruitment are proud to work in an industry that transforms lives! We are here to help you find the job that meets your needs whether that’s about finding a new challenge or flexible working hours to fit around your course.
Offering: agency work.
Signal Film and Media
Signal Film & Media is an award-winning charity providing opportunities in film and digital media
Offering: funding opportunities, volunteering opportunities, work experience opportunities, tips for a career in the creative sectors and further training and development.
Theatre by the Lake
Theatre by the Lake is a producing theatre, presenting up to nine of our own productions of classic, modern and new plays throughout the year. Six plays are performed in repertory from May to November by a resident company of up to 14 actors. We aim for the highest standards of production and design and many Theatre by the Lake productions have won multi-star reviews from national and local critics. The theatre hosts a variety of festivals and visiting companies and is open for 52 weeks each year.
Offering: graduate jobs, trainee schemes, work shadowing opportunities and work experience opportunities.
The Mill is a visual effects and content creation studio collaborating on VFX, digital and design projects for the advertising, games and music industries. We partner with the world’s best agencies, ground-breaking directors, creative firms and visionary brands.
With over 27 years of insight, we pride ourselves on forming partnerships built on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies.
Offering: graduate jobs, paid internships and tips for a career in the creative sectors.
Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world. The company’s 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin’s Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more. With an expansive global distribution network, Ubisoft is also a company that stays in close contact with its local fans.
Offering: CV and portfolio reviews on the day of the fair, graduate jobs, graduate schemes and tips for a career in the creative sectors.
UoC Alumni Association
As soon as you graduate you become a member of the alumni association, an international network of over 40,000 graduates. Your relationship with us will continue for life. There are no joining fees, no need to sign up, we will email you as soon as you graduate. All we ask is that you keep your contact details up to date. As an alumnus you will receive exclusive alumni benefits and services, the latest news, event invites and opportunities to stay connected to Cumbria and each other.
Offering: Alumni association membership and opportunities.
UoC Careers and Employability Service
Your Careers and Employability Service is here to help you make the most
of the opportunities available to you before and after graduating. Support is available with: discussing your career options, job search skills, further study options, CVs and applications, interview skills, part-time jobs and placements, graduate jobs, gab year planning and more!
Offering: Careers information, advice and guidance.
UoC Student Enterprise and Placement Support
Helping students, potential students and graduates develop their careers is a crucial part of the Enterprise and Business Development team’s work. Get advice on entrepreneurship and starting or developing your own business. You can also find out more about out paid placements scheme for undergraduate students.
Offering: Student Enterprise support and paid placements.
UoC Students Union (volunteering)
Would you like to make new friends, have fun or do something that benefits others or the environment? Maybe you’d like to apply the learning from your course or build your skills and enhance your professional profile? Volunteering can help you do all this and more! We run regular volunteering project days, can support you to create your own volunteer project and offer you the chance to apply for opportunities through our website. UCSU is a student-led charity, representing the views and interests of students.
Offering: volunteering opportunities.
UoC UK Recruitment Team
0333 220 4521
The University of Cumbria Student Recruitment team are here to help you make those important decisions about your future. Come along to our stand to speak to our team about starting your undergraduate journey at the University of Cumbria or continuing your studies with us at a postgraduate level. We can also answer any questions you may have about our wide range of courses, the application process and life as a student at the University of Cumbria.
Offering: undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees and CPD courses.
Careers and Employability Service