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. The Covid-19 pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to plan and facilitate these events online. We have been successful in adapting our delivery as a result, continuing to work with employers to connect and engage with students in a virtual cafe environment.

Each Creative Café is a bespoke co-designed event that can accommodate 30 – 300 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" 


"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

We have produced these Career Insight resources; a set of films and accompanying resource packs available to download and use in classrooms Career Insight Conversations

You can also find here a short film with some Top Tips on Nailing that Online Interview and being your best self online!

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 

With support from

Corridor Arts engage with students at Creative Cafe Careers event.

Photographer: Murray Freestone for Artswork