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creative cafe Careers events

students + Business + creative Challenge = Career insight

Creative Cafe Careers Events form the heart of our flagship careers and skills programme.

At inception, Creative Cafe's focused on showcasing professionals working in the creative industry, introducing this world of work, careers and opportunities to school and college students. Our networks have grown over the years and we now run events and produce resources that support schools and colleges to provide clear, dynamic career insight, information and interaction across a number of sectors.

We bring together young people and professionals to explore the different worlds of work in a lively, creative and informal environment. The Covid-19 pandemic provided an opportunity to plan and facilitate these events online and we have been successful in adapting our delivery as a result. We continue to work with employers to connect and engage with students in this virtual  environment, and have developed accompanying activities and resources that can be delivered alongside the events themselves. 

Each Creative Cafe is a bespoke co-designed event that can accommodate students and professionals from either a specific sector or from a range of industries. 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.

"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" 

Student 

"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"

Teacher

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

Professional participant

 

 

To commission a Creative Cafe Careers Event online or in person, use any of our existing materials in your classrooms, or find out more about our skills and careers programme please contact Sarah info@cultureshift.org.uk 


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Corridor Arts engage with students at Creative Cafe Careers event.
Corridor Arts engage with students at Creative Cafe Careers event.

Photographer: Murray Freestone for Artswork

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Students enjoying Creative Cafe careers event
Students enjoying Creative Cafe careers event

Photographer: Murray Freestone for Artswork

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

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Corridor Arts engage with students at Creative Cafe Careers event.
Corridor Arts engage with students at Creative Cafe Careers event.

Photographer: Murray Freestone for Artswork

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