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4 tips for apprentices to get through holiday season

A few tips for apprentices to get through the busy Christmas period.   1. Keeping on top of stress December is a busy month for businesses as they push ahead to complete tasks before the new year approaches. As apprentices, adapting to this pace can sometimes be challenging, and can...

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Next Level Recruitment

Please Help Us Meet Your Talent Needs Creative Alliance has been recruiting for Creative, Digital & Marketing apprenticeships for the last eight years. We have dedicated ourselves to providing the creative industries with quality talent over this time: helping businesses to grow and young people to get their first start...

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Are you going to close the digital skills gap?

Britain could become the global digital capital: and not a graveyard of CRM systems! Last week, the chancellor Phillip Hammond, announced his budget to the nation. One thing that was interesting was the investment into digital skills and encouraging employers to upskill their staff. The BBC reported that Hammond wanted...

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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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