Employer Case Study: Eastnor Pottery

Employer Jon Williams from Eastnor Pottery talks about his experience hiring and training apprentices We like to make sure what we do as a training provider is right for employers and the apprentices we work with. One of the ways we do this is to speak to employers about their...

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Employer Case Study: The Mighty Creatives

We talk with Rosanna Cant the communications manager for the Mighty Creatives about being an employer of apprentices. We like to make sure what we do as a training provider is right for employers and the apprentices we work with. One of the ways we do this is to speak...

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Apprentice Speaks: Jordan Walker – Hard Working apprentices get success.

Home Grown Creative, Digital & Marketing Talent As part of our ongoing campaign to speak to apprentices, past, present and future to tell the stories of how Creative Alliance is allowing talent to forge the career they deserve. Jordan Walker’s story is an example of how organisations have worked together...

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Digital Talent

Creative and Digital talent is coming in; are you ready?

We look over the best way to prepare for the next wave of Creative and Digital Talent. As a training provider that specialises in Creative, Digital and Marketing talent we have busy periods and quiet periods. Like any business that is somewhat seasonal we prepare for the busy periods and...

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Foot In The Door: Open Doors presents YOU

Last week we hosted the last of three Open Doors events. YOU explored all things mental health, wellbeing, self-confidence and work-life-balance related. Blogs on the other two events in this series can be found here: Networks, Paper & Presence. Our panel members for YOU: Danni Ebanks-Ingram - Danni is a Birmingham...

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Why does work based learning for digital apprentices ….. erm work!

On the job learning & Digital Apprentices – yep, it works … Well I suppose you would expect me to say that. After all, one of the first things we show an employer of a digital apprentice is the training plan for the apprentice’s work based learning. So, what do...

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Foot in The Door: Open Doors presents Networks

Last week we hosted the second of three Open Doors events - Networks – which explored the importance of networks, the art of building meaningful relationships and how to use your networks effectively. Our panel members for NETWORKS: Tru Powell, Entrepreneur & Events Specialist Dean Melbourne, Professional Artist Adam Caver,...

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Developing Talent in the Digital Media Industry

A breakfast conversation Wednesday 28th February 8.00 – 10.00 I-Centrum Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4BP  See the Booking Link here DMB.digital & Creative Alliance invite you to a breakfast meeting to hear about talent development in the digital media sector with speakers from the BBC, Birmingham City University and other...

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Networking: like it or loathe it you gotta do it!

A guide to what to do when networking You go to a networking event and the first thing you do is head over the drinks station, grab and drink and occupy that corner of the room twiddling your thumbs hoping nobody comes overs and speaks to you. Better yet, you...

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Finding the Right Apprenticeship Training Provider for Your Company

Beyond the Sales Talk: ‘It’s like the wild wild west out here – just this land ain’t got no sheriff’. So, observed a former employee to me. She had moved from working in an arts organisation to working in the Independent Training Provider sector. She was shocked by the sharp...

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