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creative cafÉ Careers & skills

students + Business + creative Challenge = Career insight

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

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 a broad range of 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 Café 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

 

 

 

We are hosting the following online events as part of Careers Week Online May 2021. Sessions are available for adults and young people, and can be booked for school or college groups or individuals:

Careers East Sussex - Careers in Digital & Creative sector for 14-24 yr old Tickets, Tue 25 May 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Careers East Sussex - Careers in Health and Social Care 14-24 Tickets, Thu 27 May 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Careers East Sussex - Careers in Health and Social Care for Adults Tickets, Thu 27 May 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Careers East Sussex - Careers in the Creative and Digital Sector Tickets, Tue 25 May 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

There is a full list of events for the week available at  https://careerseastsussex.co.uk/events/

 

 


We produced a series of Career Insight resources for Hastings & Rother Arts Education Network, with local professionals working in the Creative Sector. This set of films and accompanying resource packs are available to download and use for free, please check out the Career Insight Conversations page here.

You can find a wider scope of professionals who have since taken part in the #CareerInsightConversations series over on our Youtube Channel To access any of the complimentary resources please get in touch 

The SoundBites series is a season of short films that accompany our Word Cafes These events are based on the original Creative Cafe model with a specific focus on literacy skills. Here we showcase professionals with careers that harness the power of words. Each film has a set of accompanying tasks and classroom resources, you can find more info on the Word Cafe page

And if you want some Top Tips for Nailing that Online Interview and being your best self online, have a peek at this!

To commission a Creative Café Careers Event for your school or college, 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

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

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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