Creative & Cultural Skills is reviewing the National Occupational Standards for a range of occupations in the sector. These Standards underpin the current related Apprenticeships which are used within our industry as well as informing further and higher education.
Blog posts from industry and education leaders about our Building a Creative Nation campaign – championing youth employment and fair access in the creative industries.
In 2014 I joined Creative & Cultural Skills as a Level 3 Business and Administration apprentice. Now, through my career progression, I’m off to start my new role in marketing. Here’s my advice to apprentices and organisations on how to make apprenticeships work and how to finish them together successfully.
Apprenticeship Service Director, Sara Whybrew takes a look back at 2017: a very interesting year for the world of skills.
A job advert from a London Fringe Theatre Company looking for an office administrator for £15,000p.a. sparked outrage on Twitter this week. The advert was framed as a rant against ‘millennials’ who are no longer willing to be ‘realistic’ about jobs, hours and pay in the arts.
We now know the result of the June 2017 General Election. We have a ‘hung parliament’ and much more of a two-party system than we’ve seen for a number of years. Negotiations between the Conservative and Democratic Unionist Parties are already impacting on the timetable for getting the country back to work. Suddenly things feel much more uncertain than even a few weeks ago.
This is the first UK General Election in a while when there has been some recognition of the need to address the UK’s skills gap. Manifestos always address school and university policy but the assumption has seemed to be that there are not many votes in Further Education and Skills. It has taken the major disruptor that is Brexit to change this.
With funding from the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme, Stendhal Festival were able to hire two interns. Find out how having them on board benefited and helped grow their organisation.
With funding from the NI CEP, Stendhal Festival were able to hire two interns into their business. Hear from Kathryn McShane and Jane Semple on their experiences.
From 2014-2016, 23 internships and 6 apprenticeships were created in arts, culture and heritage organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Hear from some of them to find out where they are now
Four students from Amersham & Wycombe College were recognised for their efforts at the Chiltern District Council’s Youth Awards 2017 which took place at Kings Church, Amersham on Thursday 16 March.
In January 2017, our Programme Director Rob West went to China to join a week of creative industry cross-cultural discussion and ideas sharing, as part of the Sino-UK Global Screen Industry Education and Skills Collaboration Programme. Now he's back home, these are his views on how we can develop our creative links with China.
Highbury College is working in partnership with an innovative tech start-up to launch a world-first in apprenticeship jobs board technology.
As part of the opening night of Welsh National Opera’s 2017 touring production of Madam Butterfly on Friday 10 February, Katie Alcock from the University of South Wales was announced as the first winner of the new WNO Design Challenge
At our 2nd March National Conference we’ll give you the latest information about the major changes to impact our creative sector. We’ll also involve you in workshops where we can collectively share views, opinions, examples and fears.
Havering College is preparing to celebrate its 70th birthday this Summer and we want you to be involved.
This new collaboration aims to build the confidence and skills of young unemployed people in Northern Ireland who are interested in a career in the music industry.
Level 3 Photography student Kieron Debruyne, has won first prize in the Photography Category at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s 'Art on Show'.
In July 2012 we invited Northern Ireland colleges to share in the work of our National Skills Academy. Marie-Therese McGivern, Principal and CEO of Belfast Metropolitan College accepted the challenge and has since established Belfast Met as a Leadership College.
The finalists for the 2017 Welsh National Opera Design Challenge have been announced.
By Principal and CEO, Marie-Thérèse McGivern
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