New apprenticeship scheme will create up to 300 creative jobs

100 of the country’s top creative businesses have pledged to take on new apprentices as part of a new scheme.

The Creative Pioneers Challenge, which was set up by the The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), will eventually create up to 300 jobs in top companies like ITV, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify.

Those who successfully obtain one of these apprenticeships are likely to be better equipped when applying for some of the top media jobs London has to offer in the future.

The unique scheme has obtained the backing of culture minister Ed Vaizey.

Speaking to, he said: “This brilliant scheme will create hundreds of exciting and rewarding new jobs for young school leavers in the creative sector.

“The creative industries represent a massive opportunity for growth and the IPA and the companies involved in this challenge are to be commended for nurturing and developing the next generation of film directors and video game designers, advertising chiefs and marketing experts.”

The Creative Pioneers Challenge are also interested in hearing from aspiring entrepreneurs who believe they have the next big business idea. Those with the best business plans will be given access to the best tools to help them get their idea of the ground.

According to, those who are interested can apply for a spot online from today until Friday April 27.

by Joe Elvin on March 20, 2012

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