Campaign updates

Blog posts from industry and education leaders about our Building a Creative Nation campaign – championing youth employment and fair access in the creative industries.

Basic design and technology education is crucial

Vanishing Point

, 6 April 2018

Introduction by Pablo Lloyd, CEO, Activate Apprenticeships.

When I ask our business clients what they look for in new recruits, they tell me they are becoming less interested in qualifications and more interested in creativity and the ability to learn. Our Director of Creative Arts, Chris Hyde, illuminates this in the following article about the vanishing point.

Theatre training has different needs to other university subjects

The plight of some major drama schools

, 5 April 2018

Philip Hedley CBE, Director Emeritus Theatre Royal Stratford East (1979-2004) and Theatre Consultant, shares his thoughts about how the merging of universities and drama schools has impacted the industry.





Do we really understand diversity?

The future workforce, diversity and social mobility

, 12 March 2018

Do we ever question what we mean by diversity? Do we feel that ‘we know it when we see it’. What about diversity that we can’t see? Melanie Abrahams, founder and Creative Director of Renaissance One and Tilt, considers what real diversity looks like.







The workplace is changing and we must change with it

The future workforce: Are you ready?

, 16 February 2018

The workplace is changing and we need new solutions. Mark Froud, Managing Director of The Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards, talks about two key difficulties facing organisations and asks business leaders to step up to the challenge.




Telling young people about the magic of the creative sector

, 19 January 2018

My family and I were lucky enough to have seen the Snowman this Christmas at The Peacock Theatre in London.You are transported to another world at the theatre, the performers really do allow you to suspend your reality and just immerse yourself in the beauty of the performance.



Moving on after an apprenticeship

, 7 December 2017

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.


How has 2017 fared?

, 7 December 2017

Apprenticeship Service Director, Sara Whybrew takes a look back at 2017: a very interesting year for the world of skills.



What does the ‘hung parliament’ mean for apprenticeships in the creative sector?

, 16 June 2017

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.


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2018 (16 stories)
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