Graduates

Graduates

The team’s mission is to support, develop and prepare UCA students and graduates for future employment, further study, lifelong learning and a sustainable creative life.

Graduates of the University for the Creative Arts are eligible for Careers and Professional Practice support after graduation and throughout their professional journey.

We offer one-to-one advice and guidance based on your needs. Our aim is to make you clearer about your career path and to help you be successful whatever route you embark on.

To book an appointment please sign up to our Careers Portal: uca.jobteaser.com (use your personal email).

If you need assistance please contact the Gateway at your UCA campus or drop an email to careers@uca.ac.uk

How can we help?

  • Building a professional identity
  • Overcoming barriers to being successful
  • Job search and successful applications
  • Living and working as a creative practitioner

 

We run events, workshops and presentations throughout the year to help manage all aspects of your career journey. Many of these are suitable for graduates. Specialist events also bring relevant employers, agencies and professional experts to share tips, opportunities and words of wisdom.

To receive updates on these sessions register at uca.jobteaser.com and opt in for the weekly newsletter.

To amend your settings go into your User Profile, Privacy and Modify your preferences.

UCA’s Job Teaser is a platform to support your career development. You can access this service even after you graduate! 

Here you can:

  • Book 1 to 1's with a UCA careers advisor
  • Find workshops, events and presentations to improve your career readiness
  • Receive our newsletter, keeping you up to date with the latest opportunities, competitions and events for UCA students and graduates

To create an account for free and book an appointment with our careers advisers please sign up here https://uca.jobteaser.com/ 

If you need assistance please contact the Gateway at your UCA campus or drop an email to careers@uca.ac.uk

The Graduate Professional Development Programme is a 4-week paid placement opportunity that takes place September to October at UCA. We offer a variety of roles you can apply for to explore career possibilities, develop key transferable skills, grow in confidence and build your network.

Having completed your studies at UCA, taking part offers you an opportunity to further enhance your CV and boost your employability.

Each placement is for 20 hours per week with placement opportunities hosted by various UCA departments across our campuses. To give you an insight into just some of the roles that have been available in previous years, you could be working on anything from supporting the Galleries team with curation and research, contributing to Marketing activities or designing and implementing SU events and assisting with creative advertising.

The programme also includes training and support alongside the role, such as guidance for the application process, a careers day to prepare you for placement, networking sessions with other graduates taking part and ongoing support to help you translate your experience into your personal and professional journey and career goals.

Any 2022 UCA graduate that has fully completed their studies at the time of beginning the placement is eligible to apply to the Graduate Professional Development Programme, and we particularly encourage you to apply if you meet any of this criteria. If you do not meet any of the listed criteria please indicate on the form why you feel you would benefit from taking part.

We know that entering the world of work can be competitive and challenging. Your time on the programme will give you the opportunity to establish and develop skills you can take into employment or the entrepreneurial goals that you are pursuing. It is also a great confidence development experience and a tool for exploring possibilities if you’re not yet sure what your career goal is. It is also a great opportunity to experience and contribute to exciting projects at UCA.

Information about the roles available will be accessible for you to view via this page by July. There you will find the application form and guidance on how to put together a great submission with support from the Careers and Professional Practice team.

Contact us

Click on the tab for your campus to access Careers and Professional Practice support.

Careers & Professional Practice

Book an appointment online. Register on uca.jobteaser.com, using your personal email; go to the Appointments tab. Choose an available time slot and you'll receive a reminder of the appointment on the day.

For assistance in setting up an account you can ask at the Gateway Desk in the Library or email careers@uca.ac.uk.

 

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 817 314

Email: gatewaycanterbury@uca.ac.uk

Careers & Professional Practice

Book an appointment online. Register on uca.jobteaser.com, using your personal email; go to the Appointments tab. Choose an available time slot and you'll receive a reminder of the appointment on the day.

For assistance in setting up an account you can ask at the Gateway Desk in the Library or email careers@uca.ac.uk.

 

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1372 202 461

Email: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk

 

Careers & Professional Practice

Book an appointment online. Register on uca.jobteaser.com, using your personal email; go to the Appointments tab. Choose an available time slot and you'll receive a reminder of the appointment on the day.

For assistance in setting up an account you can ask at the Gateway Desk in the Library or email careers@uca.ac.uk.

 

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1252 892 709 

Email: gatewayfarnham@uca.ac.uk 

 

Careers & Professional Practice

Appointments can be made with any of the advisers for other campuses.

Book an appointment online. Register on uca.jobteaser.com, using your personal email; go to the Appointments tab. Choose an available time slot and you'll receive a reminder of the appointment on the day.

For assistance in setting up an account you can ask at the Gateway Desk in the Library or email careers@uca.ac.uk.

 

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1634 888 734

Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk