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Multi-Employer Apprenticeship Model Survey

To give us your thoughts on a multi employer apprenticeship model, complete the survey here For some time now we have had employers in the creative industries ask us about the possibility of setting up a multi-employer apprentice model. This is where the one apprentice is employed by a number...

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Festival of Enterprise – Register your tickets here.

Click the image to download the full interactive PDF and register your tickets for the Festival of Enterprise.

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Find Your Joe: Get yourself a Digital Content Producer Apprentice – and Save £600

There are not too many businesses at the moment who don’t need someone to create, edit and share video, graphics, images and text for their website, social media, print, presentations and general communications. There are also not too many businesses who already have someone with those skills on the payroll....

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Apprenticeship Funding: What it’s going to cost me

Apprenticeship Funding - How we can help. This is one of the first questions any employer new to apprenticeships understandably asks us. There are two forms of costs to an employer: the salary costs and the training costs.  However, many of the training costs are actually met by various forms...

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We Are Hiring: Trainer/Assessor in Creative Venue Technician/Technical Theatre Apprenticeships.

Trainer / Assessor in Creative Venue Technician Technical Theatre Apprenticeships: role now called Development Coach Freelance and Fixed Term (12 months) part-time hours available (potentially 2 days / week) 28k per annum (pro rata) with assessor / training qualifications & experience Potential Start Date: Immediately and certainly need someone to...

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Can training make your business better?

Sharpening the Saw – why improving your staff benefits your business in lots of ways. Years ago I attended a training session where I was told a story about 'sharpening the saw'. In summary, the story was centred around a woodsman who is sawing away at a tree with a...

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We are Hiring: Recruitment & Apprenticeship Coordinator  

Recruitment & Apprenticeship Coordinator Job Description Creative Alliance are a small but growing team who believe passionately in making a difference to the lives of talented young people across the Midlands. The primary purpose of the company is to enable talented young people to get into learning, training and working...

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Each year gets bigger and better…It’s Birmingham’s very own festival of Social Enterprise CITYDRIVE!

Birmingham’s very own festival of Social Enterprise CITYDRIVE! Social enterprise development organisation ISE dreamt up CITYDRIVE five years ago. As a result, they showcase company's that do business for good in the City. Therefore, they aim to inspire citizens to start up, buy from, invest in, work for or volunteer with social businesses. [caption id="attachment_6842" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Creative Alliance attending the social enterprise event at the Council buildings in the centre...

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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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