Articles & Events

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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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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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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Apprenticeships & the Plan for Jobs

The Government announced its Plan for Jobs in August 2020. It’ was a clear statement of intent that skills and work based learning are at the centre of policy decisions to rebuild the economy. The focus is on enabling young people to experience work and develop the knowledge, skills and...

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Rebuild: Digital Skills for Business

We’re all rebuilding our businesses to account for social distancing and infection control measures.  And alongside this, we’re also having to look at how we do far more for our business with digital skills: both inside our company and with our clients. There is a lot of talk of the...

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Resources on Black Lives Matters

A few resources compiled by Creative Alliance that will illicit thought, understanding and information about the Black Lives Matter debate.  Click to download the pdf [slideshare id=235265898&doc=blacklivesmatterv3-200609103914&type=d] Click to download the pdf

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Offer of free consultancy as we all rebuild

Dear Business Leader / Owner The team at Creative Alliance wondered if there was anything we could do to help our existing and potential clients as business resumes and develops. The team has experience in working with business owners and leaders to look at: Business strategy: does the business have...

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