Creative & Cultural Skills to co-deliver new £2 million Creative Careers Programme
A new industry-led Creative Careers Programme will improve careers advice, broaden recruitment practices and develop new apprenticeship standards, raising awareness of employment opportunities in the sector.
This programme will be delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills in partnership with ScreenSkills and the Creative Industries Federation. It intends to reach more than 160,000 students by 2020, while around two million young people will be able to access better advice about pursuing a creative career.
Of the funding for the £14 million Creative Careers Programme, £2 million is allocated for a specific programme to improve careers advice and access to jobs, including work-related ‘encounters’ for young people, training for Enterprise Coordinators and support for employers to help them explore ways to broaden their approaches to recruitment. Creative & Cultural Skills and ScreenSkills will also work to develop the most urgently needed apprenticeship standards.
Government will provide £2 million funding to kick-start the programme and £12million in-kind support has been secured from industry to-date.
Creative & Cultural Skills chief executive, Simon Dancey, said:
“Creative & Cultural Skills is delighted to be working with ScreenSkills and the Creative Industries Federation on the development and delivery of the Creative Careers Programme. In partnership with key stakeholders and our world leading creative and cultural industries, we will together support careers advisers, teachers, parents and guardians, and thousands of young people to better understand the sector and the range of careers within it. This ambitious programme will encourage the industry to open its doors, ensuring we are accessible to all so the next generation of talent can join us and help us thrive for years to come.”