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Funded Apprenticeships for the Creative and Cultural Sector

The Creative Employment Programme is a £15m fund to support the creative job opportunities in England for young unemployed people aged 16-24 wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. Apprentices for Business and the London Apprenticeship Company have successfully accessed £100,000 to support the creation of 50 new Apprenticeships. Creative & Cultural Skills is the National Skills Academy for the Creative Employment Programme. The project will provide part wage grants to employers, both commercial and subsidised or charitable, that fall within the following footprint:

Music
Dance
Theatre
Literature
Visual arts
Contemporary craft
Combined arts
Galleries
Circus
Carnival arts
Museums
Libraries

The Creative Employment Project Grant can be further supplemented with Grant support from the National Apprenticeship Service. In total up to £3,500 may be available to help you towards your total employments costs.

If you are interested in accessing this fund to recruit and host an Apprentice for a minimum of 12 months please complete an Expression of Interest form.