Madeleine Lund is the Creative & Cultural Skills Partnership Manager for London (North & East) and Essex. She considers the role careers advice can play in making sure that young creatives realise how many diverse paths are available to them.
Blog posts from industry and education leaders about our Building a Creative Nation campaign – championing youth employment and fair access in the creative industries.
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 and Tilt, considers what real diversity looks like.
Fiona Greenhill is the General Manager at the Almeida Theatre. She talks about the need to create a more diverse theatre sector, and considers what arts organisations can do to help.
Rainer Pagel, Head of Training at Production Services Ireland shared his thoughts about the Creative Employment Programme in Northern Ireland and urges decision makers to make sure that progress is allowed to continue.
Rachel Craddock, Young People’s Programmer for the National Gallery talks about the need to bring new skills into the museum and heritage sector - and new people too.
Melanie Shee, Partnership Manager for the North East, talks about her early career memories of work experience and asks if the creative sector is ready for T-Levels.
Kath Geraghty, Workforce Development Manager at the National Theatre, wants creative industries to take advantage of new opportunities to make pathways into work clear and transparent for young people. Those who fail to develop apprenticeship standards risk getting left behind.
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.
Being a National Skills Academy member college means benefiting from the brokerage of key partnerships. We spoke to the City of Wolverhampton College about their experience of a partnership with BBC Introducing.
New research by Design Council has captured and measured design skills against economic performance to understand their entire contribution to the UK economy.
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.
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.
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
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