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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Close the skills gaps with apprentices and strengthen your team

So what can you do? Many employers initially approach us because they are looking to recruit an apprentice to support and strengthen their team. By doing so, they recognise that they are also then able to develop their business. We are always keen to stress that the people coming into...

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Life of an apprentice: Digital Apprenticeship and their first weeks

Over the last few months we enlisted Lisa Voss, a graduate on our Digital Marketing Apprenticeship, to tell her story about her time as an apprentice for Formation Media Lisa has sent into us a diary of her time at Formation media as a Digital Apprentice. Writing 100 words each...

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Make the Most of Your Work Experience Triumphs

Have you ever had a work experience student you wish you could have hired there and then?... Here at Creative Alliance we’re firm believers in work experience and each year we host a student for 3 weeks within our company. Sometimes you know almost instantly if you’ve hit the jackpot,...

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Apprentices Make a difference to your bottom line

We got sent the below email from the national apprenticeships service. And at first it was the very arresting title that got me intrigued, very confident to talk about money and the bottom line. It felt like such a sales pitch and as it was from the government department responsible...

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Life of an Apprentice: Digital Marketer

  Hearing from our apprentices means we get an understanding of what they think of us and our employers. This year we are looking into the 'Life of an Apprentice'; we want to look at all elements of the working life of an apprentice. What they get out of it,...

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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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Creative employers Speak: Black Country Touring Company

Creative Companies Need Administrators Too Yes, we’re specialists for creative, digital and marketing apprenticeships but creative & cultural businesses also need great administrators.  We also provide Business Administrator Apprentices. One such company is Black Country Touring. They have used the apprenticeship programme to help grow their business.  Black Country Touring...

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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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