Careermap and Creative Careers Gatsby Benchmarks Webinar

Careermap and the Creative Careers Programme (CCP), a collaboration between the Creative Industries Federation, ScreenSkills and Creative & Cultural Skills, have recently hosted a live webinar to help you to implement the Gatsby Benchmarks into your Career Strategy.

The Creative Careers Webinar firmly focused on Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 5 and 6. They shared insights of the labour market information in the creative industries and explained how you can arrange for young people to have valuable encounters with creative organisations and their
employers. The Creative Careers Webinar gave practical advice on what a career in the creative sector is really like and how you can expose your students to workplace experiences.

What Did the Webinar Involve?

This webinar is aimed at schools and colleges who are looking to utilise the Gatsby Benchmarks in their Careers Strategy so they can provide young people with vital career advice and guidance. We want you to fully understand the aspects of a good Careers Strategy so you have the necessary knowledge and skills to put it into practice.

This webinar included:

Who Was Involved?

About the Creative Careers Programme (CCP)

The CCP is a collaboration between The Creative Industries Federation, Creative & Cultural Skills and ScreenSkills, supported by the Creative Industries Sector Deal and the DCMS, who are all passionate about the creative industries and between them, represent all twelve sub- sectors from architecture to theatre and fashion to video games. Through the CCP they are joining forces to share their extensive knowledge of the creative sector so that you and your students are better informed.

The Creative Industries Federation is a membership body which represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries. Through their network of more than 10,000 individuals from creative organisations, businesses and educational institutions throughout the UK, and their influential policy and advocacy work they support and celebrate work across the creative economy. 

ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based creative industries – animation, film, games, television including children’s TV and high-end drama, VFX and immersive technology. They work across the whole of the country to ensure that UK screen has access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent needed for continued success. ScreenSkills are passionate about shaping the next generation of screen professionals to ensure the ongoing success of UK screen in the future.

Creative & Cultural Skills (CCS) enables young people to explore the opportunities in the creative industries through working and learning. As an independent charity and licensed Sector Skills Council, CCS champions non-traditional progression routes into and through the creative workforce, including apprenticeships, delivering activities for the future workforce and providing
career advice.

Together, under the banner of the Creative Careers Programme, this industry-led initiative aims to reach 2 million young people with better information, advice and guidance about careers in the creative industries and to engage leading organisations in directly inspiring 160,000 young people by March 2020.

The webinar highlighted the CCP’s key opportunities for schools to engage and will help listeners to better understand the opportunities in this sector and what creative employers want and need.

About Sharon Walpole

Sharon Walpole specialises in the education, qualifications, careers and skills sectors and has an ever expanding knowledge and understanding. She has worked as an FE Lecturer, a consultant at The Careers and Enterprise Company, CEO at Walpole Media Group – a group of companies in the careers and education industry and digital application development. 

Sharon is currently director of Careermap, an online resource which connects young people, parents, guardians, schools, colleges and career advisers with high quality career advice. She also is a Judge & Ambassador for the Asian Apprenticeship Awards and Trustee Director of Escape Arts. 

Careermap is passionate about helping young people to get the career guidance they need! Join us in providing high-quality career guidance. If you missed the webinar, you can still watch it.

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