Pinewood opens its doors for Routes Into Creative Industries networking event
On Thursday night, Pinewood opened its doors to over 200 people from across Buckinghamshire who are passionate about pursuing a career in the Creative Sector, in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week.
The Routes Into Creative Industries event, supported by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, the Bucks Skills Hub and Buckinghamshire Business First, brought together 15 companies from the Creative Sector with live job vacancies, and the local talent, allowing them to discuss careers and opportunities to gain work experience in the creative industries. Employers included Pinewood Studios, Fremantle Media, Creative Media Skills Ltd, Buckinghamshire College Group and Buckinghamshire New University. Each company had opportunities such as work experience, apprenticeships, traineeships, freelance, part and full time jobs to offer.
Digital and Creative Industries Minister, Margot James, said: “This initiative is great for the young people in Bucks to find out more about getting involved in our thriving creative industries. There's never been a more exciting time to pursue a career on or off screen in the sector and with opportunities for apprenticeships, trainees, full and part time positions, this is a fantastic chance for the next generation to meet prospective employers.”
Andrew M. Smith, Chair of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Realising the enormous potential of the Creative Industries and Digital Sectors is vitally important to the Buckinghamshire economy. Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP are delighted to be able to support helping people into this vibrant sector and build on the international reputations of our world leading assets including Pinewood and the National Film and TV School.”