Arts careers | 22 Graduate Schemes for arts & humanities students

Are you in your final year of an arts or humanities degree? I remember trying to balance university deadlines, dissertation research and job hunting, and finding it really hard. And graduate schemes come around far too quickly, with Milkround-panic taking over campus. For us arts students and grads, I think it’s often harder working out where we might fit into this. I attended a talk by one of the big graduate recruiters and realised that tax was definitely NOT for me. So, I’ve put together this list of 22 graduate schemes for arts students, all in one place!

But I’d like to also say that grad schemes are not the only option. I went on to do a Masters and then got into museums/galleries. Many of my friends got great jobs or graduate internships during summer term, and others took a break/went travelling first.

So, don’t panic and remember, these employers would be lucky to have you (but only if you really want to work for them!).

PR & Marketing

ASOS Marketing

Fleishman Hillard Fishburn

Marks & Spencer

L’Oreal

Nestle

Diageo

Procter & Gamble

TV & media

BBC

Channel 4

Sky

The Financial Times

Publishing

Penguin’s The Scheme 

HarperCollins

Hachette 

Cute cat pics always chill me out in times of stress! And remember graduate schemes are not the only option for arts students. Check out other ideas and CV support on my resources page. 

Art, museums & galleries

Wellcome Collection

Christie’s auction house

National Gallery curatorial traineeships

Government, security, education & frontline work 

MI5 security service 

Frontline social work 

Teach First

Police Now

Civil service faststream

Charities 

Charity works 

Oxfam 

Save The Children 

 

Feel free to get in touch if you think I should add any more graduate schemes for arts students! 

 

Ruth x

P.S You might want to check out my resources page which has lots of arts careers advice, including my post on 10 popular career choices after an Art History degree

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