We are committed to helping shape a cultural workforce across the UK that reflects the local communities and wider society that the sector works to serve, engage and entertain.

We work to address these challenges by delivering the following:

  • Providing information, advice and guidance to the sector to help them better understand the value of apprenticeships/non-traditional training routes and how these routes can support diverse entry into our sector
  • Developing new apprenticeship training options or refreshing/promoting existing options to encourage greater take up of apprenticeship employment across all four nations of the UK
  • Informing employers about alternative and inclusive approaches to recruitment to help overcome elitist and unfair recruitment cultures that perpetuate barriers to entry
  • Commission and produce high-quality research to understand the challenges facing those seeking to enter the cultural sector, and what the sector wants and needs. Critically informing and responding to Government policy ambitions in all four nations to ensure our research and experiences are used to shape future skills initiatives and priorities
  • Delivering a programme of support to training providers and their tutors so they are better equipped to embrace and deliver technical training for the current and future workforce

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