National Apprenticeship Week 2017 Highlights

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

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:

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March

What Careers Live? NEC

Future Creatives at What Career Live
Future Creatives at What Career Live
What Career Live? NEC
Tom Smee interview in The Student Advice Theatre

Monday 6th March

BBC Broadcasting House, London

To kick off National Apprenticeship Week, former Digital Marketing apprentice for Creative Alliance, Jodie Mason and former apprentice for Bareface Agency Jordan Walker were interviewed by Reeta Chakrabharti about their experiences in front of an audience of the great and the good of the creative industries and apprenticeship worlds. Jodie who is now employed full time with Creative Alliance as a project assistant and Jordan who is also employed full time as a Developer with Bareface both started out on a BBC Traineeship in 2015. 

Jodie and Jordan at BBC Broadcasting House
Jodie and Jordan at BBC Broadcasting House

Monday 6th March

Sky Bar, Park Regis Hotel, Film Skills Brum Celebration

We hosted over 60 film makers and producers on Monday evening at Park Regis to celebrate the success of our Film Skills Brum training projects co-delivered with The Producers Forum. With Michael Gubbins, Chair of Film Cymru Wales doing the key note, read out blog about the whole evening and how you can get involved as an employer here

 

Film Skills Brum at Sky Bar, Park Regis Hotel
Film Skills Brum at Sky Bar, Park Regis Hotel

Tuesday 7th March

Apprenticeships for England Awards, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London

We won! For the fourth year running, we have won an Apprentice 4 England Training Provider of the Year Award in our category. This is brought to life and made convincing by the work all of the Creative Alliance team do so tirelessly.

Julie, Bev and John at Apprenticeships for England Awards
Julie, Bev and John at Apprenticeships for England Awards
Bev collecting Apprenticeship Provider of the Year award!
Bev collecting Apprenticeship Provider of the Year award!

 Wednesday 8th March

Birmingham School of Jewellery, Breakfast Briefing

Over 20 employers from the Jewellery Quarter attended a briefing about apprenticeships at the School of Jewellery. They heard from consultant Simon Rainer, apprentice employer Lee Kemp of Vermillion Films, Digital Marketing apprentice Edward Berry of Cooksongold and Creative Alliance Director, Noel Dunne. Thank you to everybody who came and engaged with us and two new opportunites have already been created. We need YOUR support to create further opportunities for talented young people. To find out how investing in talent is good for both your business and for our city’s young talent, get in touch with martin@creativealliance.org.uk today. 
Below are a few of the companies that attended the briefing.

“Our internationally renowned School of Jewellery is the largest in Europe, with unrivalled facilities and expertise to develop your career in this exciting specialist sector. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, the School was founded in 1890. The Vittoria Street building’s historical facade conceals a contemporary environment including workshops, a specialist library, an atrium gallery and exhibition space. The School of Jewellery is very happy to be working in collaboration with Creative Alliance in support of the event.” – Jeremy Hobbins, Acting Head of School

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