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Apprentice Life

When you join Creative Pioneers, you won’t just be starting a career in one of the UK’s most creative industries, you’ll be joining a community.

It’s a community that numbers over 650 people who we’ve placed since the scheme began in 2012. To guide you on your journey, you’ll be able to draw on the experiences of other Creative Pioneers and those who have gone before you and are now working full time in the business

Our Blogs

  • IPA celebrates Creative Pioneers class of 2019

    The IPA has this week celebrated the graduation of its 2019 class of Creative Pioneers apprentices. The successful individuals have spent their apprenticeships in a range of roles across the agency community and were congratulated at a graduation ceremony held at the IPA on Monday evening (2 March 2020). Founded by the IPA, Creative Pioneers … Continued

  • How to Spend Your Apprenticeship Levy Funds in 2020

    According to the CBI’s 2018 Education and Skills Survey, more than a quarter (26%) of employers don’t intend to use their Apprenticeship Levy funds and have instead absorbed it as ‘as an added cost of doing business’. Multiple figures have been flying around as to what this could amount to, including there being £3 billion … Continued

  • How we’re accelerating apprenticeships

    Janet Hull, IPA Director of Marketing Strategy and Executive Director of Creative Pioneers, launched Creative Pioneers at the BBC’s Apprenticeship conference on Monday (6 March), on the first day of National Apprenticeship Week.

What our apprentices say

Creative Pioneers is a once in a lifetime opportunity – don’t just take our word for it!

Ellie Bissett, 18

Account Executive Apprentice, Proximity London

Choosing to do an apprenticeship through Creative Pioneers was one of the best choices I’ve made. I’ve worked on several campaigns, been on trips to different places in England and have got a real idea of what agency life is like. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my apprenticeship and am so grateful for the opportunity.


At Creative Pioneers we work with you to create opportunities for the school leavers and graduates you want to hire and the existing staff you want to upskill. All at no extra cost. The result is high quality, levy-compliant apprenticeship programmes that will make a bottom line difference.