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Creative Access becomes Community Interest Company and calls for more creative companies

Creative Access, the organisation founded with the single purpose of providing young BAME people paid training opportunities in creative companies and supporting them into full time employment, has now become a not-for-profit social enterprise (officially known as a CIC or Community Interest Company). This means that all profits will be re-invested. Creative Access has also recently been awarded a grant of £45,000 over three years from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Founding members of Creative Access include ITV, Betty, CPL Productions and Arrow Media. The organisation is now looking to build upon its work to date in placing over 720 BAME interns in more than 270 creative organisations. That includes over 400 young BAME people who have been placed specifically within television companies across the UK.

Become a partner organisation

As well as continuing to recruit, train and support interns, Creative Access’ new structure enables partners to list their available roles on the Creative Access website and access their database of over 35,000 young people. They work with large, small and medium-sized companies right across the UK.

They also run diversity training for employers, and place their alumni (those with up to four years’ experience) in roles too.

For further information on subscription packages and one-off support, please e-mail the Creative Access team: josie@creativeaccess.org.uk.

Find out more about Creative Access here.