Saturday, July 06, 2019

New apprenticeship scheme for creative industries

The Culture Secretary has announced a new apprenticeship pilot scheme to enable young people from all backgrounds to pursue careers in the Creative Industries. 

Key facts:
  • The creative industries are the fastest growing part of the UK economy, contributing £101.5 billion in gross value added – more than the automotive, aerospace, life sciences and oil and gas sectors combined. 
  • But they cannot remain the preserve of the privileged, which is why the Government has announced a new film and TV apprenticeships pilot, providing hands-on experience on the sets of major films and TV shows. 
  • Together with the newly launched Creative Industries Charter, which commits the industry to take action to create a more diverse workforce, this will ensure young people from all backgrounds can go as far as their talents take them. 

Why this matters

This pilot will allow us to test new ways of making apprenticeships work for the booming screen sectors so that young people from all backgrounds can work on the world's biggest films and earn as they learn.

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