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Career skills and support

Careers and Employability can support you with searching and applying for jobs. We provide regular one-to-one CV checks and group workshops throughout term time, on topics including: job hunting, cover letters, portfolios and interviews.

Explore our digital resources below or take a look at our events programme to see what’s coming up.

UAL graduate?

Email us with your career queries to receive tailored advice from our dedicated Graduate Developer

Application advice

  • A female student working on her laptop
    Su Kizilagac, MA Games Design, LCC. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.

    How to write a CV

    Read our tips on how to write and structure a standard CV when applying for jobs.

  • Photo of a letter print that says For Hire
    Process photography, LCC. Photo by Lewis Bush

    How to write a cover letter

    If you’re applying for a job you’ll need to write a cover letter to accompany your CV. Read our advice on how to write a cover letter.

  • A student in a fine art studio
    Mustafa Boga, MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins. Photo Alys Tomlinson.

    How to build a portfolio

    A good portfolio demonstrates your creativity, skills and ability. Read our tips for creating an effective portfolio.

Guidance and development

  • Students meeting at a networking event

    Creative Shift

    Find out more about our programme of extra-curricular events and activities that aims to help shape a diverse creative industry.

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    Develop your skills and strengths

    The Creative Attributes Framework is designed to help you to develop the qualities, experience and behaviours needed for a rewarding professional life.

  • Mentoring at Artsmart 2015 with Sharmadean Reid
    Photographer: Ivan Jones. Designer: Adam Hayes.,


    Find out more about UAL's mentoring scheme - matching students with professionals for support and guidance.