Work with Our Students

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Looking for student talent in your business?

From working on live briefs as part of their studies to taking on internships and placements, our students and alumni have honed both their craft and the professional skills to succeed in the workplace. 

Tap into Falmouth University's student talent by connecting with our employability service, RealWORKS, or contacting our creative agency, Mayn Creative.

Connect with our employability service, RealWORKS

We work with local, national and global partners to ensure our students and graduates get access to the best opportunities.

If you're an employer, see how you can connect with Falmouth's courageous thinkers, complex problem solvers and multi-skilled team players, below. 

If you've got a question or want to find out more information about opportunities with RealWORKS, just get in touch with the team.

 

Get in touch

 

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Business BNW placment

We work with local, national and global businesses to ensure great career opportunities are available to our students and graduates. Connect with Falmouth to promote or advertise:

  • Job opportunities, internships and graduate schemes
  • Competitions and events
  • Live project briefs and freelance work
  • One-year industry placements
  • Part-time, term-time and campus jobs
  • Funded employment schemes
  • International internships and job opportunities

Get in touch

E: realworks@falmouth.ac.uk

Through the dedicated career platform Handshake, employers can connect with our students and alumni, post job opportunities, organise interviews, promote events and actively search candidate profiles – all free of charge. 

Join us on Handshake today and advertise your current opportunities.

Some helpful guidelines before registering:

  • At Falmouth, we believe in equal opportunity for all students and therefore will only promote paid positions. Roles must meet the UK national living wage, or international equivalent.
  • During term-time, it is recommended that current students only work 15 hours per week.
  • The job board is frequented by graduates and alumni seeking full-time and part-time roles, please also consider posting more experienced roles alongside entry-level positions.
  • We are committed to providing students access to great opportunities across the industry and are proud to work with real living wage and disability confident employers.

Register now

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We are happy to discuss new ways to connect industry with students. Our team can support in identifying potential partnerships and helping businesses build collaborations with courses and students. If you have some ideas, contact us on realworks@falmouth.ac.uk 

If you're looking for virtual space to connect with our students in 2021-2022, please email realworks@falmouth.ac.uk  

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Architecture student working at desk

The RealWORKS Micro-internship Scheme 2022/23

We're inviting local, regional, and national businesses to partner with us to create exciting opportunities for our students to work on dedicated projects, helping to launch new initiatives or sustain existing projects.  

  • Funding available to support creative internships within your organisation
  • Internships to address clearly defined project briefs, suitable for students applying for their first graduate-level role
  • An internship is 30 hours to be completed within 2-6 weeks
  • Organisations can recruit up to 3 student interns
  • Internships will be extra-curricular and, therefore, in addition to academic commitments for students
  • Academic sign-off will be part of the approval process  
  • Open to all current students (undergraduates, postgraduates, on campus and online learners).
  • Internships can be remote, face-to-face or hybrid
  • Students will be paid at the Real National Living Wage rate
  • Support provided to enable a competitive student recruitment process
  • The scheme is funded to support students that may face barriers to engagement

A financial contribution towards the internship will be required from the host organisation. Please see table of funding below for current rates:

Type of organisation Cost to host organisation
Charity/Not for profit organisation £75
Micro-business (up to 9 employees) £95
SME (10-249 employees) £150
Large (250+ employees) £250

You can use our simple online form to tell us about your business and we'll get in touch with more information about the scheme and the funding available.

Contact us about Micro-internships

Looking for a creative agency?

With a focus on photography and film, Mayn Creative bridges education and industry, offering clients the creative skills and fresh approaches of current and former students. In turn, students and graduates get to test, enhance and validate their skills in a commercial environment.

Find out more about Mayn
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Our students doing it for real

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Nathan Tipping-Stevenson - Architectural Drawing

Architecture graduate receives Serjeant Award for Excellence in Architectural Drawing

07 December 2022

Falmouth Architecture BA(Hons) graduate Nathan Tipping-Stevenson has been named as a recipient of on...

Architecture graduate receives Serjeant Award for Excellence in Architectural Drawing
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Fern Khaoroptham

Graduate shares her experience as an international student at Falmouth University

30 November 2022

Fern Khaoroptham shares her experience of moving from Thailand to Falmouth to study Game Development...

Graduate shares her experience as an international student at Falmouth University
Katie Ponder Christmas stamps
Katie Ponder Christmas stamps

Pushing the envelope: Falmouth graduate designs Royal Mail Christmas stamps

23 November 2022

Falmouth University Illustration BA(Hons) graduate Katie Ponder has designed this year’s Royal Mai...

Pushing the envelope: Falmouth graduate designs Royal Mail Christmas stamps
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Journalism & Creative Writing graduate named Heritage Champion

22 November 2022

Graduate awarded the Heritage Champion Award

Journalism & Creative Writing graduate named Heritage Champion
Graduate Eva Gadd wearing a bright green tank top and leaning against a red brick wall, with large block of flats in the background.
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Popular Music graduate signs to Blue Adventure Records

18 November 2022

2021 BA Popular Music graduate Eva Gadd has been signed by Blue Adventure Records less than two year...

Popular Music graduate signs to Blue Adventure Records
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Rachel Harrison and Ben Pisacane with Tim Peake

Rachel Harrison and Ben Pisacane with Tim Peake

Falmouth pair work with Tim Peake for Spaceport Cornwall broadcast

18 November 2022

Graduate Rachel and student Ben got to work with British astronaut Tim Peake as part of the Universi...

Falmouth pair work with Tim Peake for Spaceport Cornwall broadcast
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Graduate Spotlight: Adventures on the silver screen with James Pearce

17 November 2022

BA Television graduate shares the highlights of his TV industry career since leaving Falmouth Univer...

Graduate Spotlight: Adventures on the silver screen with James Pearce
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The Audacious crew

Falmouth filmmakers commissioned by the BBC to share stories of positivity

09 November 2022

Anna Roberts, senior lecturer on BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography, and a team of alumni...

Falmouth filmmakers commissioned by the BBC to share stories of positivity
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Neve Clarke

Graduate spotlight: Cornwall-based printmaker highlights the importance of resilience

05 October 2022

Since graduating from Fine Art BA(Hons) in 2021, Neve Clarke has worked hard to pursue a career in p...

Graduate spotlight: Cornwall-based printmaker highlights the importance of resilience
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Finlay Vincent

Fashion graduate announced as Vanguard Education Fund winner

29 September 2022

Fashion Design graduate Finlay Vincent has been awarded funding through NET-A-PORTER's Vanguard Educ...

Fashion graduate announced as Vanguard Education Fund winner
Susannah Douglas award entry
Susannah Douglas award entry

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022: Susannah Douglas' entry

Falmouth alumni shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022

27 September 2022

Three Falmouth graduates have been shortlisted for this year’s Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize an...

Falmouth alumni shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022
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SeaCo

Falmouth graduate longlisted for Dezeen Design Awards 2022

23 September 2022

Sustainable Product Design graduate Libby Challoner has been longlisted for the Dezeen Design Awards...

Falmouth graduate longlisted for Dezeen Design Awards 2022
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Rachael Saunders WOI entry 3

Rachael Saunders, Patterned Panoramic of Krka National Park, Croatia

Falmouth graduates shortlisted for AOI World Illustration Awards 2022

20 September 2022

Four Falmouth University graduates have been shortlisted by the Association of Illustrators at the 2...

Falmouth graduates shortlisted for AOI World Illustration Awards 2022
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Ones to Watch: Torgeir Rorvik

19 August 2022

Meet the 2022 Fashion Photography graduate who's already making waves in the industry. 

Ones to Watch: Torgeir Rorvik
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D&AD

Unprecedented success for Falmouth at 2022 D&AD Awards

26 July 2022

There was significant success for Falmouth’s students at the 2022 D&AD New Blood Awards, with ...

Unprecedented success for Falmouth at 2022 D&AD Awards
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Reduce the ride

Graduate strikes gold at Cannes Lions 2022

21 July 2022

MA Creative Advertising graduate Isabel Snellen has achieved an early career highlight after her age...

Graduate strikes gold at Cannes Lions 2022
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Luzie

Working in the film industry: in conversation with graduate Luzie Backhoff

14 July 2022

After completing her BA Television and MA Film & Television degrees at Falmouth University, grad...

Working in the film industry: in conversation with graduate Luzie Backhoff
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Graduate is inaugural artist in residence at Una St Ives

06 July 2022

Illustration BA(Hons) alumni Jordan Amy Lee has been named as the inaugural artist in residence...

Graduate is inaugural artist in residence at Una St Ives
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Design for Good Summer School: From Falmouth with Love

29 June 2022

The Design for Good Summer School gave sixteen final year BA Graphic Design students the opportunity...

Design for Good Summer School: From Falmouth with Love
Photo of Torgeir Rorvik holding Graduate Fashion Week Award at the 2022 event
Torgeir Rorvik

Fashion Photography graduate brings home Graduate Fashion Week award

24 June 2022

This week, Fashion Photography BA(Hons) graduate Torgeir Rorvik won the Fashion Photography award at...

Fashion Photography graduate brings home Graduate Fashion Week award