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.
We welcomed more than 100 young people to our one-to-one ‘Ask the Experts’ advice zone at TheatreCraft 2012, the annual beyond-the-stage careers fair, hosted for the first time by the Royal Opera House on Friday 30th November.
Skills Minister announces £150m for businesses to build skills
Skills Minister Matthew Hancock has announced that businesses across the country can bid for a share of a £150 million pot, designed to allow employers to create the training schemes they need to grow their companies.
Creative & Cultural Skills to run Creative Employment Programme for Arts Council England
Arts Council England has today announced that it has selected our National Skills Academy as the national partner for the Creative Employment Programme which aims to help young unemployed people find paid entry level work in the arts and cultural sector.
Simon Callow CBE will make a special guest appearance at this year’s EducationLive event for teachers, on Monday, 12 November 2012, 5.30 – 8.45pm at the Lyceum Theatre in the heart of London’s West End.
Leading theatres unite to promote careers backstage
This autumn, many of England’s major theatres and live music venues will open their doors to an estimated 19,000 school children in years 9, 10 and 11 (13-16 year olds), to demonstrate the wealth of career opportunities available in offstage and backstage roles.
New Skills Ambassadors announced for the creative and cultural industries
Creative & Cultural Skills is delighted to announce the appointment of the 12 new Skills Ambassadors, based within the creative sector around the country, supported through co-investment from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
Skills Academy to extend to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Eleven college principals from across the UK met on 3 July 2012 to discuss extending the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural to benefit creative businesses, practitioners and young people in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
We are looking for 33 theatre industry representatives to share their knowledge and experience at a one-to-one advice clinic as part of TheatreCraft being held at the Royal Opera House in London on 30 November 2012.
Creative Industries Day at High House Production Park in Purfleet
On 28 June, Creative & Cultural Skills and High House Production Park hosted an event for representatives from the creative industries to learn more about the award winning site in the heart of the Thames Gateway.
New Skills Academy for jewellery to support talent, jobs and growth
The jewellery sector is to benefit from a new investment announced today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to extend the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural to support the jewellery sector.
New Skills Academy for cultural heritage to support talent, jobs and growth
The cultural heritage sector is to benefit from a new investment announced today by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to extend the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural into the cultural heritage sector.
New Skills Academy for design industry to support talent, jobs and growth
The design sector is to benefit from a new investment announced today by Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, extending the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural into the design sector.
Our Skills Academy will extend its reach to support talent, jobs and growth
John Hayes MP, Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, has today announced new investment in the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural, recognising the need for high-level skills to support the growth of the UK's creative and cultural industries.
Skills Academy delivers technical training in China
Robin Auld, Operations Director for the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural, has just returned from Beijing where, in partnership with Simon Catchpole, Senior Stage Manager at the Royal Opera House, he delivered a specialist 10-day training course in Production and Stage Management at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA).
Skills Minister celebrates 1000 Creative Apprentices at National Skills Academy conference
Delegates at the National Skills Academy’s third Annual Industry Conference today heard John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, celebrate 1000 apprentices in the creative sector, recognising a commitment to skills and training and the significant contribution the creative and cultural industries make to the UK's economy.
New Chairman signals bright new future for creative and cultural industries
Creative & Cultural Skills and the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural have combined forces to create a strengthened and more comprehensive skills business for the UK’s creative and cultural industries.
The theatre industry is this week celebrating the life of Richard Pulford, a previous Chief Executive of the Society of London Theatre, who passed away on Sunday 7th August following a long battle with illness.