BECTU event to help Apprentices "Find Your Future"

BECTU, the media and entertainment union, are keen to support young people looking to follow careers in the arts. The union is holding an event in central London to support young people learn more about how to find the right career pathways.  

The 'Find Your Future' event is aimed at new entrants looking to pursue apprenticeship and trainee opportunities within the creative industries. It returns to Westminster Kingsway College for a second year on 10th August.

BECTU is working in partnership with the College and a host of key industry organisation’s to deliver this valuable opportunity, with openings in theatre, broadcasting and film at the heart of the day's programme.

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

There will be an employers' market place where attendees can meet with creative sector employers to find out what opportunities are live and what's in the pipeline.

There will also be sessions on:

  • Is An Apprenticeship Right For Me?
  • Launch of the National College for Creative & Cultural Skills
  • Getting into Film and TV

BECTU Learning Organiser Lezli Everitt said:

BECTU are holding this event to help future apprentices and trainees find the right career pathways.  Breaking into the creative industry can be daunting and is far from easy.  We want to help those considering a career in theatre, TV, film, media and live events by giving them as much information as possible so they can make informed decisions to shape their future.  An event such as this is important for everyone who wants to see opportunities shared with the widest possible audience and talent pool.

`Find Your Future'  is the perfect occasion for young people starting out on their journey to meet with industry professionals, current apprentices and possible future employers, allowing them to find out which sector they want to work in, and gain an insight into the opportunities available to them."

Full details of the programme to be announced soon. To find out more go to: https://www.bectu.org.uk/events/2016/08/10/1115