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Creative Workforce for the Future - About

Creative Workforce for the Future is a new scheme funded by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) that aims to develop industry employment practices to help companies to nurture and develop young talent to gain the experience required to sustain a creative career such as film, broadcast, digital production, animation and post-production.

For some years national reports from the Creative Industries Council, Creative Industries Federation and others have highlighted the lack of diversity in the creative and cultural workforce. It is also well documented that the current apprenticeship model is inappropriate for the sector.

Creative Workforce for the Future aims to overcome these issues with a more flexible programme that supports companies to be more inclusive of talent and networks and also nurtures talent through paid placements supporting them to overcome current barriers to inclusion.

How to get involved?
Are you a Creative SME in the West of England?
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Creative Workforce of the Future aims to support small to medium-sized companies to develop a more inclusive workforce in the region’s cultural and creative industries by inviting them to undertake an intensive programme of professional development focusing on inclusion. Some of these companies will then be connected with young talent currently underrepresented in the workforce.
Are you 18 - 30 years old and want to work in the creative sector?
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Young people will receive 48 weeks of paid placements to develop experience, C.V., portfolio, industry contacts and have access to a Talent Network offering opportunity, industry expertise and advice. The Talent Network support will continue for an additional 12 months to help develop further experience through employment, contract and / or freelance work.