UAL’s temp employment service ArtsTemps, part of Student Enterprise and Employability at UAL, has joined forces with London College of Communication Technical Resources to create a unique student opportunity.
A 12-week technical internship open to LCC students and graduates is being piloted, as both the ArtsTemps and Technical Resources teams saw the benefit of offering a paid internship to a student or graduate keen to gain knowledge in the technical areas of the College.
ArtsTemps recognises the positive impact that on-campus work experience has on UAL students and graduates, offering working opportunities which help to develop employability skills and prepare students for careers in industry and the creative and cultural sector.
The two departments are both part-funding the intern’s salary to ensure that it is above the London Living Wage. The hope is that this pilot will be rolled out to offer more internships in the future.
The position proved very popular with students and graduates of LCC. Twenty-six applications were received within three days of the role being advertised, and a panel selected BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design (2013) graduate Sophie Chatellier as the successful candidate.
Sophie has been placed in the Print and Finish department with Tony Yard and Scott House and is working two days a week supporting the area and learning essential industry skills.
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