Work-related Learning

Our industry supporters inform, guide and inspire students about their work, offering unique industry insights into careers and job roles. These are just some of the opportunities designed to meet your specific interests and priorities:

Speakers Programme

Our speakers programme provides unique access to experienced practitioners for talks and question-and-answer sessions. The list of speakers includes:

  • Lynne McDowell CEO Well Red Music & Media
  • Theatre Designer Ruth Paton
  • leading Bespoke Jewellery Designer Harriet Kelsall
  • renowned Sound Engineer Dave Swallow

It also includes people from from some of our industry supporting organisations, including:

  • the Welsh National Opera
  • Lyric Theatre Belfast
  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts
  • the Crafts Council

Skills Academy Production Days

Staff and students can enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes access at venues, from London’s O2 to Glasgow’s Conference Centre, shadowing a get-in for a major event.

Hosted by Glastonbury Stage and Production Manager Steve Cheney.

Skills Academy Festival Side Show Days

Here again, get exclusive access to major international festivals such as Latitude, Download and others hosted by Steve Cheney. Students have been offered placements on the festivals each year as part of the project.

For more information, check the education updates or email programme@ccskills.org.uk