Employability and careers

The music industry moves fast.
We move even faster.
Are you ready?

When you study at BIMM Institute you’ll be encouraged to think big and take risks. After all, employers want to see that you can demonstrate your passion and skill for your chosen career path. We’re here to help you show them what you can do.

Joining us means joining a vast network of industry specialists and professionals. Our comprehensive career support ranges from work placements to masterclasses, right up to our bespoke recruitment service.


Preparing you for the creative industries

Masterclasses

Every year, we hand-pick a selection of industry giants to come and give masterclasses at BIMM. Hugely popular with our students, these sessions involve Q&A, live performances and workshops. Truly inspirational, our masterclasses give you the chance to meet those who live and breathe the creative industries.

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Work experience

Providing real-world, hands-on experiences is at the heart of the BIMM experience. Our longstanding partnerships within the industry both inform what we offer and facilitate countless opportunities every year. Our students run record labels, manage live events, produce TV shows and put business plans into action.

Learn about placements

Careers Team

There’s a dedicated team at each BIMM college. These teams offer tailored support on everything from CV clinics, to assisting you with work placements, to offering personal, 1-1 advice on your next career steps.

Read all about the team

Alumni Support

By keeping in touch with BIMM when you graduate, we can continue to support you with resources and support. We’ll carry on offering tailored CV advice, masterclasses and career guidance.

Learn about alumni support

Career and recruitment initiatives

Talent Match

An exclusive recruitment service for BIMM students and graduates

Talent Match is BIMM’s free job matching service, exclusive to students and graduates at BIMM’s five UK music colleges. With 800+ employers registered with the service, Talent Match is able to offer over 250 opportunities per year in paid, professional roles. Each student who signs up receives a 1-1 careers advice session with an experienced recruitment professional. Talent Match provides access to roles covering the full creative spectrum: from artist management to journalism, from PR to sync, and from music teaching to sound engineering. We’re serious about employability, which is why we offer this service for up to 18 months from graduation.

Contact Talent Match by email: [email protected]

WRKiT

BIMM’s creative industries careers fair

WRKiT is BIMM’s annual careers event that puts students in front of top music industry recruiters. These industry-leading events are held in both Manchester and London, bringing together industry brands, record labels, publishers, media, management and more. It’s a fantastic opportunity for graduates to supercharge their future and make the right contacts. Companies that attended the 2022 WRKiT events included Spotify, Sony Music, The Great Escape Festival, CAA, Manchester International Festival, Communion, Hospital Records, DIY Magazine, Atlantic Records, Warner Music and publishers included Kobalt, Sentric and Sony Music Publishing.

Greenhouse Enterprise Programme

Training and funding for underrepresented groups

First launched in June 2021, the Greenhouse Enterprise Programme provides training, coaching, and funding for entrepreneurial projects designed by students from underrepresented groups. These include Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities, students from lower-income backgrounds and areas of low participation in higher education, students with disabilities, care-leavers and mature students. It’s the perfect partnership between our Access and Participation Plan and our unrivalled Employability and Careers Programme.

BIMM Connect

Our online community for students, alumni and staff

BIMM Connect is a dedicated online community platform for students, graduates, and staff at all BIMM colleges – including our partner colleges for film and the performing arts, making it the perfect space to connect with other creatives. You can collaborate on new and exciting projects, create groups and events, find jobs and opportunities, list your skill or business… and more! Visit BIMM Connect.


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Any questions?

For any questions about how we prepare our students for a career in music, or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute, please contact our Admissions Team on 0344 2 646 666 or email [email protected].

 

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