Careers in the Creative Industries

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Careers in the Creative Industries

Careers in the Creative Industries

Buckinghamshire Music Trust By Buckinghamshire Music Trust

Connecting industry professionals, education providers of all types and young people who share a passion and commitment to the creative and media arts, raising awareness and creating opportunities.

Fundraising stage

pledged of £20,421
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £20,421 by 29 Nov 2019

Phase 1 Improve awareness in schools, young people and parents of the possible career roles in the Creative Industries and the possible pathways towards them Launch events for Heads, Sixth Form and Careers Leads, Young People and parents with industry professionals. Launch of website with associated social media marketing to support the live events and share more widely within the county Phase 2 Develop and implement in-school creative enterprise days and summer courses to connect young people with the industry and raise awareness of opportunities Resources and tools added to website with industry 'talking heads' and skills search tools Phase 3 Develop concrete pathways, including apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships, into these industries for young people with the right skills and commitment. Action Group developed for Creative Apprenticeships, industry placements etc. Hosted digital opportunities forum for industries and young people and regular local networking events.

What we'll deliver:

  • Launch Events
  • School-based programmes
  • Website and digital resource and networking centre

Why it's a great idea:

Creative Industries provide 1 in every 11 jobs in this country and are a significant part of the Bucks landscape They generate 9% of GDP and export skills and products globally. Most secondary schools, teachers and pupils alike don't know what the huge range jobs in this sector are and don't know how to find out about them. They don't have the resources, capacity or access to the industry to allow them to develop this understanding. Many creative industry companies and professionals are concerned about where their pipeline of creative, digital talent is coming from. Formal high-level pathways, such as apprenticeships, are underdeveloped in this sector. Young people need and deserve every possible opportunity to be successful and happy in the sector that's right for them. This initiative will create strong, useful and lasting connections that will benefit young people, schools, the industry. and local communities and economies, whilst linking to national programmes in development

Steps to get it done:

  • Launch Events in October and November 2019
  • Supporting digital resources go live in December 2019
  • School-based programmes running from January 2020

This programme is partnership-led and has current commitments from Secondary Schools, Further and Higher Education providers, Industry partners, Local Enterprise Partnership and others. All the development (website construction, video content, software development, schools liaison) will be undertaken by local creative companies and Bucks Music Trust. Whilst there are national programmes being developed of a similar nature, we believe that a focus on a local, face to face approach supported by digital tools that link to those national developments will serve the children, families and companies of Bucks more effectively and directly.


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Buckinghamshire County Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £20,421

School programme curriculum delivery - £5,400 (26%)
Video content creation - £4,000 (20%)
Website creation - £3,500 (17%)
Launch Events speakers - £2,400 (12%)
School programme curriculum planning - £1,200 (6%)
Launch Events venues/hospitality - £1,200 (6%)
Project administration - £800 (4%)
Other - £1,921 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

School programme curriculum delivery
Video content creation
Website creation
Launch Events speakers
School programme curriculum planning
Launch Events venues/hospitality
Project administration
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Increasing the number of school engagements Increasing the breadth of video content resource Developing Phase 3 alongside Phase 2 whilst building further commitment to fund sustainably from the industry sector

Total £20,421

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