creative cafÉ Careers & skills

students + Business + creative Challenge = Career insight

Creative Café Careers Events form the heart of our flagship careers programme.

We bring together young people and professionals in a Café style environment to explore the different worlds of work in a lively, structured, and creative environment.


Each Creative Café is a bespoke event that can accommodate 30 – 300 students, with a ratio of one professional to a max of 10 students.

Last academic year, we engaged with over 2000 young people between the ages of 12 - 18, connecting them with 250 professionals from a wide range of sectors.

We are working to adapt our delivery as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. We have made some Career Insight resources, which consist of a set of films and accompanying resource packs, available here now. Career Insight Conversations


We are also planning the facilitation of further events with employers connecting with students remotely.

"The programmes are well organised, fully interactive and evaluated and have hugely increased the meaningful employer encounters. The originality of their format has been proven to be engaging for pupils of all ages" 

Enterprise Coordinator East Sussex 

"I really enjoyed learning about future career paths that I could take and seeing how many people enjoy their jobs" 


"Very inclusive – All year 7+8 pupil premium students catered for – fantastic range of professionals, engaging and varied activities. A really fantastic and inspiring morning"


"Great to inspire young people and get them interested in my industry"

Professional participant


If you’d like to commission a Creative Café Careers Event for your school or college, find out more about remote events or volunteering as a professional please contact 

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Work should make you smile! Photographer: Murray Freestone for Artswork