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IPA’s Janet Hull becomes member of the Apprenticeships Ambassador network

Janet Hull OBE, Founder and Executive Director Creative Pioneers Challenge and Director of Marketing and Reputation Management, IPA, has become a member of the Apprenticeships Ambassador Network (AAN) to help champion its cause at national levels.

19/12/2014

The AAN supports the work of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) to promote the importance of apprenticeships and to engage new employers. With the help of its members the AAN hopes that by 2016 they can double the proportion of workplaces engaged in apprenticeships from 10% to 20%.

Janet created the IPA/Metro Creative Pioneers Challenge which provides apprenticeship opportunities for young people in the high growth digital creative economy; and is tireless in her work with the NAS, Creative Skillset, UKTI and Tech City to create the right infrastructure for sustainable long term success.

The Creative Pioneers Challenge is open to enthusiastic school or college leavers, aged 16-23, with native digital and social media skills and qualifications no higher than A Levels or equivalent. The successful candidates gain valuable on-the-job experience and an industry recognised qualification, while the businesses gain access to the brightest, freshest thinking from the next generation of digital natives.

In 2015 the scheme aims to place over 150 apprentices with over 75 employers nationwide. Over 200 Creative Pioneers have now been helped by the scheme with many going on to full time employment.

Says Janet Hull OBE, Founder and Executive Director Creative Pioneers Challenge and Director of Marketing and Reputation Management, IPA: “It’s great to have the opportunity through the AAN to mix with other industry sectors and put Creative Pioneers on a bigger stage. Through our apprenticeship offering, we can also be an ambassador for the creative sector as a whole, educating the wider economy about our significant contribution to growth and new jobs.  We’re keen to promote quality apprenticeships, and share a common aim to double the number of apprentices year on year.”

Last updated 19/12/2014


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