Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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When you choose to study on one of our courses, we understand your main goal is to find a career that you love.

Whether that's in the creative industries, policing, politics, or academia, we're here to give you not only the best opportunities to find the right job, but also the skills that will help you succeed no matter what you turn your hand to.

Get in touch with our employability experts

Our Employability Service can help you with anything career-related, including CV, application and interview preparation, and also offer an Employability Programme to help you discover your strengths and weaknesses. Get in touch with them any time to find out what else they can do to help you.

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Placements and work experience

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Placements and work experience

ARU's Careers and Employability page

More information and useful links

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Excellerate your learning

Our Excellerate scheme will allow you to gain employability and entrepreneurship skills by taking on opportunities and roles at ARU, giving you real-world experience to put on your CV.

You could become a Digital Student Ambassador, providing content for our social media platforms; a Student Workshop Leader, developing and delivering workshop activities to young people; or a filmmaker, photographer, copy writer or Open Day Ambassador.

There are plenty of opportunities to develop both your specific technical and broad-based transferable skills. If you want to learn more, email us at [email protected]

Want to learn more? Why not ask us in person? Find out about upcoming opportunities to visit.

Make the most of your time in Cambridge

Source: *nesta.org.uk; **Cambridge Arts and Cultural Leaders: Inspiring Cambridge

Find out more in our Alternative Guide to Cambridge

Other opportunities to improve your employability

Support for start-ups

Test and develop your early-stage business ideas in a supportive environment

Creative Minds

Promote your creative talents and get a foot in the door of your chosen career