Putting skills to work with the Creative Employment Programme

 15 March 2016

What impact has the Creative Employment Programme had on the sector? Hear from employers, apprentices, interns and Creative Skills Initiative participants in this short film.

The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council-funded initiative designed to open up new entry routes for young, unemployed people who may ordinarily be overlooked for work in the arts and cultural sector.

Our sector has a long history of creating unpaid work... something the Creative Employment Programme has worked hard to change.

We at Creative & Cultural Skills are really proud to have supported nearly 4,500 16-24 year olds in the last three years into work through apprenticeships, paid internships and pre-employment training opportunities via the Creative Skills Initiative.

Our sector has a long history of creating unpaid work opportunities and this is something the Creative Employment Programme has worked hard to change. But we know this isn't something we can change overnight.

What we do hope that the Creative Employment Programme has started to help the sector think a little differently about how it recruits and who it recruits.

Creative Employment Programme video

In this short video, apprentices, paid interns, Creative Skills Initiative participants and employers talk about how the Creative Employment Programme has enabled them to access careers in the arts and cultural sector.

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