In the fifth round of applications, the Creative Employment Programme has committed funding to create 107 apprenticeships and 145 internships for unemployed young people, bringing the total number of jobs generated with the funding to 997.*
New National Occupational Standards have been set by employers in the ticketing industry. The standards cover the competencies required to work in ticketing – whether in a ticket or admissions office or contact centre environment – and include generic customer service skills as well as the more technical aspects of the role.
One hundred and thirty-one new apprenticeships and 210 new internships have been created in the latest round of the Creative Employment Programme, bringing the total number of jobs created so far to 746.
The Creative Employment Programme (CEP) is pleased to announce the creation of 54 apprenticeships and 56 internships following the third round of funding, bringing the total number of jobs created for young unemployed people across England to 405.
Creative Employment Programme round three: 110 more jobs
Creative & Cultural Skills is pleased to announce the creation of 54 apprenticeships and 56 internships following the third round of Creative Employment Programme funding, bringing the total number of jobs created for young unemployed people across England to 405.
UK Music Skills Academy to improve access to jobs in the music industry
The music business has ensured its future pool of young executives will be stocked by the brightest and best talent with the launch of the UK Music Skills Academy, part of the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural.
New Craft Industry Board to support strategy for UK craft industry
Leaders from across the craft industries came together for the first meeting of the Craft Industries Board last week, marking the start of a strategic approach to ensuring economic growth and sustainability across the craft sector.
Specialist trades to benefit from new apprenticeship scheme
Creative & Cultural Skills has today announced a joint venture agreement with the Livery Companies Apprenticeship Scheme Limited (LCAS) to improve skills and training in small and micro-businesses operated under the auspices of the Livery Companies of the City of London.
Creative Employment Programme generates 298 jobs in four months
The second round of applications to the Creative Employment Programme (CEP) has created 84 apprenticeships and 45 internships for unemployed young people across England, bringing the total number of jobs created to 298 since the CEP was launched in March.
Technical Open Days to give students insight to audio industry
Creative & Cultural Skills have announced plans to launch a new programme of Technical Open Days this summer, which will give students the opportunity to try out some of the latest equipment used in industry.
Creative Employment Programme creates 169 jobs in first funding round
Creative & Cultural Skills has today announced that the first round of funding for the Creative Employment Programme will create 129 apprenticeships and 40 paid internships for unemployed young people in the arts and cultural sector.
Creative Employment Programme offers alternative to illegal internships
As Employment Minister Jo Swinson takes action over companies accused of illegally using unpaid interns, employers are encouraged to recognise the opportunities offered by Creative & Cultural Skills’ Creative Employment Programme.
The Cardiff Story Museum wins Apprentice Employer Award
The Cardiff Story Museum became the first apprentice employer in Wales to win a Creative Apprentice Employer of the Year Award last week, recognising the way they have embedded apprenticeships into the heart of the organisation.
Deputy PM puts Creative Apprenticeships under spotlight
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock made a special visit to the headquarters of White Light in south London this morning to meet with creative apprentices, as part of National Apprenticeships Week.
The Skills Academy increases activity in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
The Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural has seen a steady increase in engagement from both industry and the education sector across the UK since expanding into Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock MP launches Creative Employment Programme
Matthew Hancock MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Education, this morning formally launched the Creative Employment Programme on behalf of Creative & Cultural Skills, at its annual industry Conference.
Skills Academy students go behind the scenes at Capital FM Arena Nottingham
Students from one of our Skills Academy Founder Colleges were given backstage access as Example performed at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham on Tuesday night, marking the first in a series of Production Days over the next 5 weeks.
Creative & Cultural Skills’ Creative Choices programme will be the headline sponsor at this year’s PERFORM event, to be held at the Olympia Exhibition Centre on Friday 8, Saturday 9, and Sunday 10 March 2013.
Creative Technical Skills Project launches in Scotland
Scotland’s performing arts economy is set to benefit from the launch of a new skills, training and career development project, to be delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills in partnership with the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and the Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN).
Employer Ownership of Skills Fund: Advice Surgeries announced
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have today announced that they will be offering employers the opportunity to attend an Employer Ownership of Skills Fund ‘Advice Surgery’ before the 28 February application deadline.
Creative & Cultural Skills celebrates Creative Apprenticeships Week at Tate Modern
Over 125 creative organisations from across London and the South East attended a special event at the Tate Modern last week, run by Creative & Cultural Skills in partnership with Arts Council England, the National Apprenticeships Service and Creative Skillset to celebrate the first ever national Creative Apprenticeships Week.
Best creative apprentice employer to be awarded at industry conference
Creative & Cultural Skills will announce the winner of its Creative Apprentice Employer of the Year Awards 2013 at the Skills Academy’s annual conference on the 6th and 7th March 2013, to be held at The Backstage Centre, Creative & Cultural Skills’ new rehearsal and training facility in Purfleet, Essex.
Pauline Tambling discusses youth unemployment on Sky’s Jeff Randall Live
Pauline Tambling, Joint CEO, Creative & Cultural Skills and Managing Director, National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural, appeared on Sky News’ Jeff Randall Live show yesterday to talk about how employers can improve youth unemployment figures in the UK.
Creative & Cultural Skills to host Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot workshops
Following the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ announcement of the Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot (EOS), Creative & Cultural Skills have announced plans to host a day of workshops on Friday 11th January 2013.
Salford City College students in Opera North marketing challenge
Opera North and the National Skills Academy are giving Salford City College Business Studies students the opportunity to design and deliver an approved Audience Development Campaign for the upcoming Opera North production of Otello at The Lowry between 13 – 16 March.