Creative careers programme – get involved

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The Creative Careers Programme is a new industry wide campaign giving you the opportunity to match up your business with the next generation, offering young people work experience and inspiring them to consider a career in the creative sector…

The UK education charity Speakers for Schools and the Creative Industries Federation has partnered with a new industry wide campaign, the Creative Careers Programme to ignite the link between young people & the creative sectors so they can learn about the wealth of careers on offer.

As part of this, Speakers for Schools’ S4SNextGen work experience programme, has been bought on board to ensure prestigious creative organisations can offer 1 – 2 week placements and insight days, to inspire more state school students to consider a career in the sector.

Creative work experience is some of the hardest to come by, yet it can be a vital stepping stone into the sector. S4SNextGen specifically work with industry leading organisations linking them to students who lack networks and connections, helping with diversity and knowledge of opportunities. S4SNextGen targets schools who are most in need helping to open up access to the creative industries for talented and enthusiastic young people aged 14 – 18.

Whether you’re a small, specialist 10 person team with no experience of hosting, or a large organisation looking to increase the reach of existing programmes, they have tried and tested best practice models and activities that will suit your environment – all for free.

Esteemed creative organisations already participating include Spotify, M&C Saatchi, Penguin Random House, smaller sub-sector leading specialists like MPA Group, Wonder Works and Rare TV as well as regional creative leaders including Creative Kernow, National Glass Centre – Sunderland and Battersea Arts Centre.

 Sound like you?

Then please consider giving your support to the Creative Careers Programme via Speaker for Schools. Work experience placements and insight days are an essential to way to give students a taste of a creative career and spark their interest in the sector.

For more about the Creative Careers Programme and S4SNextGen work experience programme please contact: Oliver.Wells@Speakers4schools.org to see how they can help you get involved.