Employability Offer

Embracing employability throughout your academic journey is your passport to a successful future. It’s not just about finding a job; it’s about building skills, forging connections and realising your strengths and potential. Take some time whilst you are at university to seize opportunities and invest time in your professional growth.

We have developed employability initiatives for you to explore during your time in School of the Arts. Whether you are interested in working towards a Year in Industry, building up skills and knowledge with workshops and training courses, and even starting your own business. Here are the current opportunities that are available for School of the Arts students:


There are 3 modules in School of the Arts that enable you to take a placement as part of your studies. In second year, we have SOTA260, which is a professional development module compulsory for students wishing to apply for a year in industry. This course will offer you plenty of insights into your career options, the kinds of work you would do beyond graduation, and how to present yourself in the best possible light so you can secure the placements and jobs you want. SOTA600 is the Year in Industry module where you can spend a year working on a placement relevant to your studies, which can give you skills and experience to put on your CV before graduation. Lastly SOTA300 is a shorter placement module you can take as part of your degree programme. Most students select this as a final year option and you can apply for a variety of placements in industries such as publishing, marketing, education, events management, social media, music production, copyright, video content and more.

Workshops and Training Programmes

We host a selection of online and in person courses, training programmes and workshops throughout the Academic year. These are often bespoke and tailored programmes, designed specifically for our School of the Arts students, and delivered by external partners, such as the Agent Academy FUSE programme, which focussed on providing students with  insight into the Digital and Creative industries as well as the artistic culture within the City and how to pursue a career in the Arts. Please keep an eye on your e-mails and our Canvas page for information on upcoming courses and how to sign up

Employability Bursary

The School of the Arts Employability Support Award is a non-repayable award of up to £200 to help with the costs of undertaking a work experience opportunity or other activity that will enhance your employability.


We offer access to enterprise training if you are looking to explore ideas in relation to running your own business or project. Previous projects we have supported include magazines, selling clothing or merchandise, or launching a brand, YouTube channel or podcast.

Film Buddy

Film Buddy provides a range of high quality off and on-line services including bespoke 1-on-1 mentoring, placement opportunities with links with 20th Century Fox, Sky, BBC and more, Q&A Masterclasses and online PRO-FILM & CREATIVE MEDIA services with leading industry experts who have worked on Star Wars, James Bond, Game of Thrones, Killing Eve and more. 

The Careers Team

The Central Careers & Employability Service have a wealth of information and resources to support you with planning your future career and exploring your options, helping with applications, CV’s and interviews and more. Handshakeis a dedicated portal for opportunities including paid work, volunteering, careers fairs and more. You can use the Careers and Employability Service during your time here and for up to five years after you graduate.

If you are a student that would like to find out more about our offer, you can visit our Canvas page which has further information on how you can access our different employability initiatives.

If you are an employer/organisation/charity that would like to find out more about how me might work together, through placements, workshops, vacancy promotion etc. please contact Employability Officer Sam Bird on Sam.Bird@liverpool.ac.uk

Employability Summary 2023

Find out more about the placement opportunities SotA students have enjoyed in the Employability Summary 2023.



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