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Are Digital Apprenticeships right for your business?

Digital Marketing apprenticeships in all sectors From "one person start-ups" to large corporates, I’ve had conversations with business leaders along this whole spectrum in the last month. This month I’m going to look at the freelance, micro and small businesses that use digital apprenticeships as part of their growth strategy....

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Our Digital Apprentices up their game in serious digital skills!

Do you need skills in PHP, HTML and Adobe CC? What about a Digital apprenticeship? We work with employers every day. Part of our service is to help them recruit for digital apprenticeship positions. Recently we have had a few digital coding & web development type vacancies. This has been for app...

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Apprentices Speak: Why I did an apprenticeship

Apprentice Speaks  This week we spoke to a few of our apprentices who are about halfway through their apprenticeships. We asked them why they chose to pursue a Creative & Digital apprenticeship. Here are their thoughts:   Mathilde Petford 22 years old Digital Marketing apprentice with Big Brum Theatre in...

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Invited to the national launch of the Creative Industires Toolkit

  The Creative Industries Council in collaboration with the West Midlands Combined Authority invite you to join us for the official launch of the national Creative Industries Toolkit. The creative industries have been the fastest grow­ing sector of the UK economy over the last two decades, making it one of...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2017 Highlights

The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) has brought together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and helped to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. Here are a few highlights from Creative Alliance:...

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Film Skills Brum Spotlight: Matching Talent to Opportunities: £1,500 Apprentice Wage Bursaries

Birmingham Film Talent Showcase The media / film making world is full of roller coaster rides to do with time, resources, money and talent to name just a few of the all-consuming elements. Creative Alliance have been working tirelessly with industry professionals to train and enable talented young people to get a...

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Creative Alliance Home Grown Event – Jan 2017 – Hotel Du Vin

Last week on Wednesday the 25th of January at 5.30pm the Creative Alliance team held the Home Grown event at the Hotel Du Vin. The Home Grown event was an exciting opportunity for businesses in central Birmingham to make a pledge towards investment into Creative, Digital and Marketing Apprenticeships. The...

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Creative Apprenticeships

Can our creative industry afford to ignore apprenticeships as a resource of creative talent?

Can our creative industry afford to ignore this important and valuable resource of talent? With ever spiraling tuition fees, can the creative industry rely on universities to keep on delivering young creative talent? Probably not. So is the answer apprenticeships? Creative Alliance exists to offer young creative talent another route...

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Film Skills Brum – Talent Match Event | 19th January 2017

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Become an apprentice for Slightly Unusual Ltd

Slightly Unusual Ltd - Digital Marketing Apprentice Slightly Unusual: one of the finest comedy illusion acts in the world... Slightly Unusual are one of the finest comedy illusion acts in the world. Their routines for corporate events, TV appearances and weddings have become legendary. [iframe id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/diiwIiV0uRA" align="left" mode="normal" autoplay="no"] Slightly Unusual have managed to master...

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