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Creative Workforce for the Future - How to get involved as a SME

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 by providing a more flexible and bespoke offer that will support both young people and companies to overcome barriers and enable doors to be truly open.