Big Creative Academy is committed to providing high quality careers advice to all its students. We have a highly qualified and experienced careers advisor as well as robust team of support in our student services hub. Our impartial Careers Guidance can help and support young people by providing:

  • One to one sessions
  • Email advice
  • Career planning and information
  • CV writing
  • Interview techniques
  • Work experience support
  • Job Search skills
  • Exploring opportunities
  • Online careers resources
  • UCAS application support
  • Apprenticeship application support
  • Group tutorials and workshops

 

The Academy has many industry links which our students get to make the most out of throughout their time here. They have many visits from and to employers in their first year, which then continues in their second year along with a meaningful industry work placement

 

Big Creative Academy works to the Gatsby benchmarks for careers and our careers plan is below:

Big Creative Academy Careers Plan 2019-20

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Policy

 

UAL Insights

Not everyone has an equal opportunity to enter higher education. We want to change that by supporting students via our UAL Insights programme and projects. Our activities aim to help students develop their skills and experience as young creatives.

 

UAL Insights workshops and events are devised by University of the Arts London (UAL) Outreach team who are based at UAL’s six colleges.

We welcome any prospective Partners/Employers that would like to work with us. We are always looking for ways to expand our links for students to have meaningful encounters with employers and employees within the creative industries.

Useful Websites (as a tab – with a list of websites in it)

https://discovercreative.careers/#/

https://icould.com/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

https://careerhacker.ai/

 

Apprenticeship Support (As a tab with all apprenticeship links within it)

A guide to apprenticeships

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/787717/Guide-to-Apprenticeships-260219-LR.pdf

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/699399/Higher_and_degree_apprenticeship_fact_sheet-090418.pdf

The complete guide to higher and degree apprenticeships

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781848/Uni_Appr_guide2019_web2.pdf

Higher and Degree Vacancy Listing for 2020 Recruitment

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/863885/Higer_and_degree_vacancy_listing_February_2020.pdf

 

A parent’s guide to Apprenticeships

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/711088/Parent-Guide-Apprenticeships.pdf

How to write a winning application

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713047/How-to-write-winning-application.pdf

 

Labour Market Information (LMI) – (As a tab with all links and the LMI for all widget)

https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/cm2/ – this is the LMI widget

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/assets/file/2ce55da6-3010-426e-8a29-26c2983be81f/lmi-animation-hand-out.pdf