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Start date: 9 August 2017

Venue: Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8RA.

BECTU's Find Your Future event, returns to Westminster Kingsway College for the third year running on Wednesday 9 August 2017.

BECTU is working in partnership with Westminster Kingsway College (King's Cross Centre) and a host of key industry organisations to deliver this valuable day, aimed at new entrants looking to pursue apprenticeship and trainee opportunities within the creative industries.

The event is aimed at 16-24 year olds not aiming for higher education; however all new entrants wishing to pursue apprenticeship or trainee routes, teachers and parents will also be very welcome.  

Come and meet employers and other supportive organisations in the Market Place and take part in our sessions!

What to expect?

The Market Place

The employers' Market Place will be the day's centrepiece, providing the opportunity to meet with creative sector employers. Visitors can find out what opportunities are live, what opportunities are in the pipeline, and also find out about the relevant application process and how best to prepare for them.

Confirmed employers and organisations currently include:

Arch ApprenticesAssociation of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), BECTU, Creative & Cultural Skills, Creative pioneers 2Creative SkillsetCamden Apprenticeships, DiVA Apprenticeships, Double Negative (DNeg), Framestore, Jobcentre Plus, The Mill, National Theatre, National Youth TheatreRoundhouseSara Putt Associates, The Creative SocietyWestminster Kingsway College

Programme Schedule

10.30am: Registration & Market Place opens.

11am – 11.45am: Is An Apprenticeship Right For Me?

Amy Smith from Framestore & Garreth Gaydon from The Mill will offer an overview of the VFX apprenticeship opportunities. What do they look for in an apprentice? How does recruitment work? And what should you expect from the scheme?

Followed directly by:

A summary of the role of an apprentice, including current apprentices sharing their experiences – both good and bad. This session will also look at key characteristics expected from apprentices and how these can help build a successful career.

12pm – 12.45pm: Apprenticeships and Routes in to Theatre and Live Events (Chair - Andrew Ames - Creative & Cultural Skills)

Representatives from the National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries, Kath Geraghty from the National Theatre and Louise Rickwood from the Roundhouse will discuss opportunities for a career in theatre and live events. They will also discuss the National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries curriculum, which is designed by employers and is aimed at fast-tracking you to a job in the industry.

1pm -1.45pm: Getting into Film and TV (Chair – Emma Bell)

Come together with Sara Putt Associates' Nicola Lees, representatives from Creative Skillset and other leading industry leaders for insights into what film and TV employers look for in an apprentice, and to learn more about the types of roles open to apprentices and trainees.

Note: These sessions are still being finalised, so do check back for the latest line-up of speakers and exhibitors, or follow us on twitter and facebook. Max seating 150 on a first come first served basis.


Booking is now open! Secure your FREE place via eventbrite.

Eventbrite - Find Your Future 2017 - Creative routes into media and entertainment

Places at Find Your Future are free but please do let us know if you book a place and then cannot make it. This is a huge opportunity for new entrants to find out more about the creative sector and we want to accommodate as many people as we can. 

Last update Wednesday 12 July 2017.