Interested in the Creative Employment Programme Traineeship? Contact your local Bridge Organisation

UK COLLEGES: Thanks for your feedback on the CEP traineeships. Contact your local Bridge Organisation if you'd elike to take it further.

The Creative Employment Programme Traineeships will work independently of the government’s recently announced programme across other sectors, so all training providers can show an interest in delivering the qualifications regardless of their Ofsted grading.

The Arts Council Bridge England Network (BEN), led by Artswork will be working in partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills to deliver the Creative Employment Programme, Traineeships. The BEN network consists of 10 regional organisations that will work together to create a number of ‘Traineeship Hubs’ across England. These locally-based hubs will facilitate the delivery of high quality Creative and Cultural Industries pre-employment trainee opportunities for England’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable 16-18 year olds, targeting those who are, or are at risk of becoming NEET. 

By the end of March 2015, 1600 young people (YP) not previously in education, employment or training will have had the opportunity to complete a 12-18 week ‘college/training provider-based’ programme (working in and through cultural partnerships), supplemented by high quality work-shadowing  in the creative and cultural sector.  All Trainees will have received group and one-to-one mentoring support to improve their communication skills and achieve recognised entry-level qualifications alongside the Arts Award. 

There are three proposed models of training (attached).The second and third options are based on a sub-contracting agreement, but in a small number of cases, venues may already have contracts directly with the SFA / EFA so will be able to work independently of a college.

There are core elements that we want to see make up our traineeships which are as follows:

•              Arts Award
•              Functional Skills (level 1 upwards)
•              Employability Skills (Level 1 upwards)
•              Core competencies (e.g. generic skills for the work place which might include Customer Service; Administration etc.)

Whichever delivery model is adopted, the Programme will aim to equip trainees with the skills/qualifications/experience/confidence they need to enter the workplace.

Please read the attached models of delivery and contact your local Bridge Organisation to express your interest.