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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

  • 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.

  • Creative industry commits to 500 new apprenticeships this year

    As the go-to apprenticeship programme for the creative industries, we have pledged to create 500 new apprenticeships throughout the next year. To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, 80 brand new jobs have already been made available, with a plan to offer a further 50 every single month.

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.