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Careermap and Creative Careers, a collaboration of Creative Industries Federation, ScreenSkills and Creative and Cultural Skills, are hosting a live webinar helping you to implement the Gatsby Benchmarks into your Career Strategy. 

The Creative Careers Webinar will firmly focus on Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 5 and 6. They will share insights of the labour market information in the creative industry and explain how you can organise for young people to have encounters with creative organisations and their employers. Creative Careers will give practical advice on what a career in the creative sector is really like and how you can expose your students to workplace experiences. 

The online webinar can be watched wherever you are, as long as you have a WiFi connection and device to watch it from, you’ll be good to go! This is a free event which will take place on Thursday 12 September 2019 at 4pm! 

If you’re interested in this event we’d advise you to book quickly as places are limited and are already filling up quick!

Unsure how to book or want to know more? Contact info@careermap.co.uk and we’ll be more than happy to help with any queries you may have!

What Will 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 will include:

  • An Introduction to Careermap Director, Sharon Walpole
  • What the webinar is about
  • The Gatsby Benchmarks to be discussed
  • An introduction to Sarah Gregory, Head of Creative Careers
  • About Creative Careers and who it is made up of
  • Creative sector opportunities and how the Gatsby Benchmarks can be achieved through workplace experiences and encounters with employers and employees
  • About the Creative Careers Open Doors Week in November
  • You ask your questions and we answer them
Business strategies and ideas

Who Is Involved?

About Creative Careers

Creative Careers is made up of three different organisations who are all passionate about the creative industry: The Creative Industries Federation, Creative and Cultural Skills and ScreenSkills. They have joined forces to share their extensive knowledge of the creative sector so you can help your students. 

The Creative Industries Federation is a members group which represents the UK’s Creative industry. There are many sectors of the Creative industry and the Creative Industries Federation work to represent and unite the array of sectors within creativity. 

ScreenSkills work within the screen industries in the UK. From animation to games, film, TV and visual effects there are so many opportunities within the creative industries. Some you might not even have thought of! ScreenSkills are passionate about shaping the next generation of skilled screen professionals so the UK is guaranteed screen success in the future. 

Creative and Cultural Skills provides young people to explore the opportunities in the creative industries through working and learning. As an independent charity, Creative and Cultural Skills present opportunities through promoting apprenticeships, delivering activities for the future workforce generation and providing career advice. 

And together, these three companies strive to achieve the same goal: to provide better advice to young people in the pursuit of achieving a career in the creative industries. The Creative Careers Programme was designed first hand by the organisation in the industry who know what creative employers want and need in an employee. 

Through this industry-led initiative, Creative Careers aim to promote the opportunities available in the creative economy. The government is committed to ensuring young people understand their options within the creative sectors. The programme is able to provide over 2 million young people with access to creative career advice so they can realise their passion and engage with leading organisations in the industry. 

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. Reserve your free place at the Creative Careers Webinar. 



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