Articles & Events

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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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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Trust – An essential element within apprenticeships.

We look into how the apprentice, employer and training provider need to work together to form a trust for an apprenticeship to work. In the last few months, police investigations, government enquiries and whistle blowers have been bandied around the news regarding apprenticeships. This is due to the collapse of...

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We are Hiring: Quality Improvement Manager

Quality Improvement Manager Job Description Download PDF of description here Full-time:                     37 ½ hours / week Salary:                         up to £32k per annum dependent on experience Holidays:                     20 days holiday in addition to standard bank holiday days in a year Permanent Contract:  upon satisfactory progress reviews and probationary period Location:                    ...

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The Department of Education publishes facts about apprenticeships, higher learning and the impact beyond the course.

Recently the Department of Education published an interesting report about apprenticeships and further education (FE). As expected with any government report, it is very detailed, but there are some exceptionally interesting things to glean from the findings. It focuses on the end results of further education in comparison to apprenticeships;...

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Promoting Work Based Learning Across the EU

Reducing youth unemployment across the EU remains a significant issue and developing their skills to meet employer needs and find work is a crucial element to respond to this challenge. Work-based learning (WBL) uses the workplace as a powerful learning environment that contributes to developing these skills. Promote WBL will...

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