Government cash for creative apprenticeships

Up to 1125 new apprenticeship places will be created to train 16- to 24-year-olds for a career in the creative industries.

The National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills has received the funding as part of a £7m Government initiative.

The new apprenticeship programme, which will start in April 2010, will see young people paid a wage to do a range of apprenticeships in jobs across sectors including design.

Pauline Tambling, managing director of the NSA, says the scheme is ‘the first national sectoral approach to apprenticeships’, adding, ‘Our sector is currently very thin on apprenticeships.’

Tambling says that as well as lining up a number of further education colleges as delivery partners, the NSA has also received expressions of interest from around 160 businesses interested in taking part in the scheme.

Announcing the Government cash, apprenticeships minister Kevin Brennan says, ‘These innovative models mean small businesses, which may not previously have felt able to offer apprenticeships, can now get on board and back young Britain.’

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  • Kelly Law November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Hi I am extremly interested in taking part in an apprentiship in graphics or web design. I am really struggling to find anywere until I came ucross this page.

  • Sparkes Orr November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Apprenticeships??- What on earth is this administration thinking? – So many hundred Degree graduates are churned out by a design education institution that has been out of touch with the industry since the 1970’s, and now year in year out, students are conned into 10-15k worth of debt to experience 3 to 4 years of total indifference and lack of direction by ‘career’ tutors who have no first hand experience of the industry.
    Apprenticeships! Kevin Brennan must be thinking about ‘innovative models’ in another part of the ‘cosmos’-no future there for the design industry then!

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