New Flexi-Apprenticeships Announced – We’re There Already

The Creative Industries have been at the forefront of lobbying Government for changes to the apprenticeship employment rules. This is because in our sector, project-based employment is often the norm and we have struggled more than other sectors to comply with the 12-month minimum employment contract apprenticeships rule. A £7...

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£3000 Grants to Employers who Recruit NEW Apprentices

Grants for new hires extended and improved Employer incentive payments to encourage employers to recruit new apprentices into their businesses were introduced back in the summer of 2020. These incentive payments have now been DOUBLED to £3000 for every new apprentice, regardless of their age. 16-18 year olds come with...

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Sample Job Description Templates

Sample Job Descriptions As part of our recruitment process, we work with our employers to develop a job description that will attract the perfect candidate for the role.  If you are interested to see what some of our job descriptions may include, there are a few samples attached below: Digital...

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Support Young People At Risk Of Unemployment With Kickstart

#TalentWorking Kickstart is a new initiative to support young people at risk of long term unemployment. #TalentWorking You may well have heard of the Kickstart scheme by now. If its new to you we summarise it below. At present we have received and submitted many job descriptions to the DWP,...

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Curry Design Studio use apprentices to create some of the best looking marketing

Kate Curry is the owner and managing director of the Curry Design Studio based in Sutton Coldfield. They are small team of passionate creatives who are fanatical about design, marketing and branding. They work very closely with their clients to help them build the right branding design that truly reflects...

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Building Back: Embedding young people in the Creative and Cultural Workforce

Building Back: Embedding Young People in the Creative and Cultural Workforce A seminar on the options available and how Government support schemes can help make this happen. Organised for the West Midlands Cultural Response Unit by Arts Connect and Creative Alliance When: Friday 9th October, 1pm – 2.30pm Where: zoom...

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Safeguarding Newsletter – Issue 7 – World Mental Health Day

Welcome to the seventh edition of the Creative Alliance Safeguarding Newsletter’. Our Newsletter is produced every quarter, distributed to all Creative Alliance learners, employers and staff and is intended to raise awareness of Safeguarding, Prevent, British Values and how to keep learners safe and create a positive working environment. Please...

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Future Faces: Apprentice of the Year Award Winner.

Taylor Rooke Digital Content Producer Apprentice with Updates Media Here at Creative Alliance, we’re delighted that Taylor has won the very first Apprentice of the Year Award at the annual Future Faces Awards, organised by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Taylor won the award, because, as Managing director of...

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Summer means a lot of very talented 18 – 21 year olds looking to start their career.

Designers, Digital Content Producers, Digital Marketers, Event Assistants, Marketing Executives, Software Developers, Videographers, Web Developers ……… Now is the ideal time to recruit new creative, digital & marketing talent for your business. Despite the challenges we’re all experiencing, people are adapting. We speak to businesses every day and hear of...

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Traineeships: Are you really interested? Then tell us.

Excellent: You are interested? There are thousands of potential business administrators, content creators, digital marketers, event coordinators, graphic designers, lighting, sound & stage engineers, software developers, videographers, web developers …………… and traineeships could be the way these are discovered. Needing to learn how to work for you , to your...

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