Employer Case Study: The Mighty Creatives

We talk with Rosanna Cant the communications manager for the Mighty Creatives about being an employer of apprentices.

We like to make sure what we do as a training provider is right for employers and the apprentices we work with. One of the ways we do this is to speak to employers about their time with apprentices, looking at why they looked to hire an apprentice, how the apprenticeship benefitted their company, the trials and tribulations and more importantly whether they would hire an apprentice again.

We spoke with Rosanna Cant who is the communications manager for The Mighty Creatives. The Mighty Creatives is a charity that believes that access to play, creativity and culture is vital, significantly affecting how children and young people do at school, their health, their life chances.

  • Why did you decide to employ an Apprentice?

As a charity we encourage organisations to take on apprentices, so we like to practice what we preach, but we also believe that apprentices add value to any organisation so, in that sense,why wouldn’t we.

  • What made you work with Creative Alliance as your Learning Provider?

We have worked with CA for a few years now before our current  apprentice, and, based on this we believed they were in line with our values and were the choice for us really.

  • What job does the apprentice have?

The official job title is Marketing and Administration Apprentice and the role is to work on our digital marketing, they work as part of the communications team helping in social media, web updates and assisting with events.

  • What does an apprentice bring to the organisation?

Its great to have fresh ideas and a new perspective in the organisation. We are very programme-orientated and therefore occasionally ideas and approaches can sometimes get repetitive, so having new people in brings a new angle. We have found having an  apprentice brings expertise and anup-to-date understanding  the new approaches for Marketing (especially digital marketing). Our current apprentice has lots of energy and enthusiasm, which has such a positive effect on the whole team.

  • How have Creative Alliance supported your apprentice?

They attend seminars and have a working training structure that is in place and this is great environment for the apprentice to learn in. The development coach is very supportive and knowledgeable too.

  • What would you say to other employers thinking about hiring an apprentice.

As an organisation we have developed the Apprenticeship Employer Tool Kit that’s got loads of advice. I understand why employers might be nervous about taking on an apprentice if they haven’t before, but if the right support is in place and you invest in the process then it will be a huge benefit to your organisation.

If you are interested in hiring an apprentice then please click here for more information.

The Mighty Creatives Toolkit for employers looking to hire apprentices is found right here.

If you are interested in hiring an apprentice then please click here for more information.