In a competitive job market, creativity is key.

A thirst for creativity is an essential quality – an ability to find innovative solutions to new challenges – and it’s something ICMP students and alumni have in spades.

Studying with us, they build upon their creative passion and develop diverse transferable skills, applicable to a broad range of positions and industries.

Owing to this versatility, our graduates often work in portfolio careers across different types of roles, companies and sectors.

Discover how you can engage with ICMP and diversify your team with our creative and enthusiastic talent as they build their careers. Read on or download our Industry Connect brochure

Why work with ICMP graduates?

ICMP graduates are job-ready, as ensuring they have the skills to compete in today’s job market is at the heart of what we do. We offer students a unique learning experience that fuses academic study with the practical skills they need to forge a life-long career in their chosen field.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy outlines the ‘Attributes of an ICMP graduate’ and identifies the broad, highly transferable skills and competencies we develop in our students.

ICMP tutors work with an innovative and progressive approach in technical, creative, professional and entrepreneurial practice to create successful career outcomes for all students – it’s the ICMP way.

Learn more

We hope this page provides lots of ideas and helps you see how ICMP could benefit your business requirements and growth plans. 

To discuss these opportunities further please contact ICMP's Careers & Industry Team who are on-hand to help you. 


ICMP graduates are...


  • Highly skilled experts in their discipline
  • Knowledgeable about the complexities and dynamics of today’s creative industries
  • Digitally literate and confident in the application of industry technologies
  • Articulate and highly effective communicators
  • Able to negotiate confidently and constructively, and influence others.


  • Able to adapt to change and find solutions to new problems in this ever-evolving landscape
  • Inspired by their discipline, and willing to embrace new opportunities through interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Committed to pushing boundaries and remaining at the cutting edge of their discipline
ICMP Graduates are...


  • Experienced at both taking the lead and collaborating in a team, adjusting their role as appropriate
  • Creative in applying solutions to complex problems
  • Able to work flexibly, effectively and efficiently in both physical and digital workspaces


  • Socially responsible practitioners in all professional activities
  • Committed to upholding ethical standards by being professional, reliable, well prepared and respectful of differences
  • Dedicated to having a positive impact on the industry and collaborative partners
  • Community-minded and aware of international perspectives

Advertise your opportunities

You can advertise any casual, part-time and holiday roles, entry-level graduate roles or full-time opportunities directly to our students and alumni through our dedicated employment platform, Careers+.

Organise internships and placements

We can help you organise in-person and virtual internships and placements during term time and over summer, as well as accredited placements as part of our BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship programme. We also organise paid internships targeted at students from under-represented backgrounds as part of our annual Industry Placement Programme. Not only can we help you target your search, but we’ll collate applications for you to review. Plus, we’re available for support throughout the placement, too.

Help for SMEs

If you’re a small- to medium-sized enterprise keen to know more about working with ICMP students and alumni, we’re here to help. Our experienced team can provide consultation and guidance that’s tailored to your business.

Offer experience and insight days

Arranging for students to visit your workplace can help promote your company as offering a potential future career path. It’s an excellent opportunity to interact with our students as they meet key staff members, learn more about the roles within your business, and gain valuable insights into a real-life workplace.


At ICMP, we’re proud of our Kilburn roots and we’re always happy to engage and collaborate with members of our local Brent community. If you’re a UK-based charity or local community organisation in need of volunteers, our students will be happy to help.

Industry guests

Guest sessions in classrooms • Our Education Team partners with professionals to offer targeted guest sessions across a range of different industries. Would you like to get involved?

Panellists for industry events • Join our informal Q&A-style panels and workshops, alongside other industry professionals, to help students establish their networks and learn more about building their future careers.

Employer presentations • We’ll work with you to host a presentation promoting the opportunities available at your company to our students and alumni.


Developing a scholarship in the name of your organisation can be a great way to give back to the industry and help talented students in need of a leg-up.


Alumni mentoring – If you’re an ICMP graduate and would like to give back to our current student community, consider becoming an alumni mentor. As well as enhancing your own skills and knowing you’re helping to make a difference, you’ll receive access to – our community engagement platform – to help facilitate online peer mentoring.

Industry mentoring – If you’re actively working in the music industry and are keen to share your experience and expertise, our annual Industry Mentoring Scheme can connect you with enthusiastic final-year students from under-represented backgrounds. The ICMP Careers & Industry Hub Team will provide guidance and advice at every step of your mentoring journey, and you’ll attend workshops with your mentee to offer careers advice and support that’s sure to be invaluable.