Employer Engagement & Employability

Big Creative Education has been operating in the creative sector for over 20 years. As a creative training provider, we take pride in working with a range of employers and industry specialists to develop employer led programmes.

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Our mission is to support highly motivated and diverse talent to access creative careers. Our employability offer meets a wide range of employer needs.

Our State-of-the-Art Facilities

BCE’s state-of-the-art facilities enables BCE students and apprentices to produce work of the highest quality. Since 2018, over £30m has been invested in Big Creative Academy and our Uplands House and Digital Future campus.

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State-of-the-Art Creative Spaces

We have a 200-seater Theatre as well as professional dance & drama studios

Well Equipped Gaming Facilities

Professional e-sports studios and games design departments

Industry Standard Departments

Industry standard Fashion, Visual Arts, Sports Management and Theatrical make-up department

Sustainable Co-Working Space

Cutting edge co-work space ‘Creative Works’ for BCE apprentices and adult learners

Creative Production Suites

Digital Production, Dolby Atmos and Professional mix & master studios and live rooms

Employer Engagement Options

BCE is keen to explore new partnerships with creative industries employers and we have a wide range of opportunities for employers to get involved at Big Creative Education. If you are interested in shaping the future of how we support up and coming talent, get involved with our Employer Steering Group and meet our academic leads to inform the design of our curriculum. Get involved here.



12 - 18 month placements underpinned by industry standard training in music, media, digital, events management and VFX. Apprentices are trained and work toward achieving an ‘apprenticeship standard’ within their chosen subject area. Working with BCE, you can hire an apprentice, or train an existing member of staff.

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The foundation of the traineeship is an 8-12 week work placement with a young people aged 16 – 19. Trainees who access this highly successful programme are supported by extensive additional training in employability skills, digital skills training + Maths and English functional skills.

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Cafe Works

A specialist creative arts advice and guidance hub. We promote understanding of the education landscape to support businesses, bringing educators and employers together. We provide continuing careers support for students after they finish their courses and now also support business development in the creative arts.

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Employer Residencies

BCE has a residency programme for employers to work within the college, bringing industry and education together. It gives context to students’ education, provides a workspace for employers and introduces them to a diverse talent pipeline.
We are very pleased to support young creatives in early stages of establishing a business and have enormous pride in their success. The relationships are most rewarding when students and employers are working together, influencing and inspiring each other.


Work Experience

BCE is home to over 800 young creatives studying for qualifications in music, events, arts, media, sports management, animation, VFX and games design. BCE aims to provide our level 3 students with meaningful 5-day employer based placements within the creative industry.



BCE delivers T-Levels in Digital Development, Design and Production, and Fashion Design and Textiles

The courses require a 45-day work placement with employers and up to £500 is available to support employers facilitating placements.

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Supported Internships

Supported internships are a structured, work-based study programme for 16 to 24-year-olds with SEND, who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan. The core aim of a supported internship study programme is a substantial work placement, facilitated by the support of an expert job coach.

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Adult Learning / Digital Skills Bootcamps

Our digital skills provision aims to address skills gaps for employers within London’s creative economy. If you would like to co-design a short training programme or skills bootcamp as part of your hiring process for multiple new hires with the aim to increase diversity in your workforce – BCE has funding in place to develop this provision

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That’s Not All

Share Your Expertise

If you are not in a position to engage with one of our formal programmes but would like to get involved & share your expertise there are many ways you can help. Whichever options suits your employer needs best, we’d love to hear from you!


BCE are always on the lookout for industry guests to engage with our learners. Share your journey and industry insights, deliver tutorials, or feedback on learner presentations on one of our industry panels.

Live Briefs

Set a project or industry brief. This is a great way for our learners to understand the sector, whilst companies can gain a youth perspective on existing and upcoming projects. Recent briefs from companies include Island Records, Leland Music, KRPT agency and Fully Focused.


A proven method to help coach a young person and support their journey into the industry. It’s an invaluable way to offer your expertise.

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