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
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
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.
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.
Apprenticeships are a growing force in the education sector, with more and more people choosing it as the way for them to enter an industry or to up-skill themselves. When the Apprenticeship Levy came into place in April 2017, advertising agencies were hit hard - especially IPA members who make up 85% of the total ad spend in the UK and turnover millions of pounds each year.