Alterations to employer apprenticeship contributions and other changes this April

Take advantage of the lower employer contributions In May 2017 there were significant policy changes regarding how apprenticeships were funded. Firstly, there was the apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy is a tax on large corporations. Anyone with a payroll bill of over £3,000,000 had to put a small percentage of...

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Education and skills in the Creative Industry: Our MD speaks to Westminster.

Creative Alliance Managing Director, Noel Dunne, recently spoke about the challenges around apprenticeship policy at a Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar: Education, Skills and the UK Creative Industries Workforce - next steps for policy, partnerships and securing the talent pipeline. His 5 minute presentation can be found here. [slideshare id=139399625&doc=noelpres-190403112842]

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Apprentice Ambassador’s Launch Night

Get a chance to speak to apprentices and about your apprenticeship. On November 2018 we set up an apprentice ambassador scheme. The idea of this scheme was to get apprentices both “graduated” and current to assist, support and develop the apprenticeship programme. Since that date they have met regularly and...

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Safeguarding & Prevent Newsletter-First Edition

Creative Alliance would like to introduce you to the first edition of our ‘Safeguarding & Prevent’ Newsletter. As an Apprenticeship provider, we take our safeguarding and prevent responsibilities seriously and want to ensure that all learners experience a safe, positive learning environment. The Newsletter will provide information, advice, and guidance...

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Birmingham Publicity Association lunch

With it now being February, Christmas seems such a long time ago. But we did want to write a little bit about an event we attended (and sponsored) in the festive period. Last year the Birmingham Publicity Association had their annual Christmas lunch. Where the great and good in the...

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“What I wish I and my employer had known before my apprenticeship….”

We asked our apprenticeship ambassadors to write an a few words on the following question. What they wish they had known before their apprenticeship started? And what they wished employers had known? Late in 2018 we started an apprentice ambassador programme to give our learners a voice for the future...

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Creative, Digital & Marketing Talent Development: What Do You Think Is Important?

We are going to speak to the people that can really make changes in the Creative, Digital and Marketing sector and we NEED to know your opinions Our director Noel Dunne is speaking with key policy makers about education, skills and the next steps for policy, partnerships and the talent...

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List for standards in the creative, digital and marketing sector

Download the apprenticeship standard map to see the list of all the standards available for the creative, digital and marketing sector. Creative and Cultural skills working with the National Skills Academy have developed a "map" of apprenticeship standards that are available or due to be available very soon. Please find...

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Lisa Voss introduces the Apprentice Ambassadors

Lisa Voss the chair of Creative Alliance's Apprentice Ambassadors introduces her motley crew. I'm delighted to formally announce the creation of Creative Alliance’s new Apprentice Ambassadors Scheme, aptly named Creative Ambassadors. My name’s Lisa Voss, and I’m the new chair of the organisation. Between myself and five other ambassadors -...

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Lisa Voss, digital marketing apprentice, completes 12 months of her apprenticeship.

For the last 12 months, each quarter we have been sharing the diary of Lisa Voss' time as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Formation Media. This is the last entry from Lisa as she provides us her journal from September to November. See Lisa's previous blogs here: Lisa's first three...

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