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Creative Pathways

10.00am-2:30pm: Tuesday 19 November 2019
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
9:15am start for Special Schools and students with ALN to allow them to attend during a quieter period).


Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall, Shirley Bassey Studio and Seligman Studio:
Fifteen workshops (times tba) so far we have:

•  St David’s College:  Musical Theatre Acting/Movement workshop
*  Rubicon Dance:  2x Dance Workshops
•  Cardiff Met:  Make it: Your Career in Art & Design
•  Cardiff Met:  Portfolio Building Workshop
•  CULT Cymru/BECTU:  Panel Discussion: Young People Getting on in the Creative Sector
•  Into Film/Bait Studio:  2x Careers in VFX Workshops (schools book via Into Film web site tba)
•  University of SW:  3x Titles to be confirmed (2 film based)
•  Big Ideas Wales:  Title to be confirmed
•  Life Hack/Wales Millennium Centre:  Two workshops titles to be confirmed

 Performances on Stage (titles and order tba):

•   Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Brass/Jazz band
•   Rubicon Dance Performance
•    Woodlands High Dance Performance
•   Cardiff & Vale College - Student Band
•   Bridgend College – Student Band
•   St Davids College – Student Band
•   St Cyres – School Musical Performance
•    University of SW – Student Band

Stands and activities

Bute Theatre, Linbury Gallery, South Reception and Main Foyer:

•   Exhibitor tables and interactive activities (list of exhibitors so far below).

•   Separate Freelancer/Sole Trader Zone this year.

Employers/Colleges exhibiting so far:

BBC Wales

Boom Cymru & Gorilla

ITV Wales  

National Museum Wales  

Artes Mundi

G39 Art Studios

Buzz Magazine  

Cardiff Theatrical Services 

Rubicon Dance


The Writers Guild

Ffilm Cymru

Mad Dog Casting

One tribe TV

6x Freelancers/Sole Traders


See Science

Screen Alliance Wales

Cloth Cat Animation

Thud Media

Buffoon Film & Media

Backstage Academy

Eagle Lab

IBI Group

The Welsh Book Council

National Youth Arts Wales

St David's College

Careers Wales

Cardiff Metropolitan University


Coleg y Cymmoedd

Bridgend College

Ministry of Life Education

Sgil Cymru Creative Apprenticeship

Cardiff & Vale College 

Cardiff University (inc Digital)

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Atrium/University of South Wales

The Arts Council of Wales

Merthyr College 

Creative & Cultural Skills

Into Film

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Big Ideas Wales

Welsh Government Creative/Wales Screen 

Apprenticeship vacancies: TV Media and Production

Apprentice Runner – Boom Plant - Cardiff
Boom is one of Wales’s largest production groups. Established in 1994, we are a trusted, multi-genre company that produces over 400 hours of content annually for S4C, BBC, ITV and C5.

The Runner acts as a general assistant within the Department on live productions and on location across Wales to help ensure the smooth running of the production.

The role offers opportunities to gain essential experience of the process of producing content and offers wide-ranging networking opportunities that are valuable within the Media sector.

Apprentice Technician / Driver – Alpha Grip - Cardiff
Alpha Grip is a specialist service provider to the Motion Film, TV and Commercial Industry. Beginning life at Pinewood Studios in 2005, Alpha Grip has since relocated to a newer and larger 5000sq ft facility at Shepperton Studios, while also establishing offices in Pinewood Wales, and more recently Marrakesh, Morocco. Our reach is ever growing!

As an apprentice you will be shown the basic Grip items we stock and learn how to set up equipment ready for rental including basic service knowledge and cleaning. This role is ideal for a practical and hands-on person with a keen interest in the TV and film industry. By becoming an apprentice at Alpha Grip, you will get your foot in the door of the industry, whether you want to progress to become a Grip or not.

Apprentice Online Assistant – The Look Cardiff Bay
The Look is recognised as one of the leading picture post-production companies in the UK. Our aim is to always deliver the best possible experience for our clients and also help entertain the millions of people who watch and enjoy our work.

We have the most advanced 4K SDR & HDR workflow available, in a friendly and luxurious environment, offering our clients a bespoke service from a highly talented team that cares greatly about what we do.

When you need the best post-production service and creativity, you come to The Look


The careers network for STEM superstars
Online careers education platform that connects students aged 13-18 with prestigious STEM employers for career exploration, industry interaction, work experience and apprenticeships.

Springpod hosts a library bursting with career paths and top employers, where students are able to explore career information and labour market data to open their eyes to the wide world of STEM, enabling students to make informed career decisions years before leaving school or college.

Students can ask questions and get advice from industry ambassadors doing their dream job, as well as source and apply for live work experience, apprenticeship and job opportunities.

Careers Events happening at school this year:

School Event Date Time Information
Careers Wales Labour Market 17-18 Dec P5 Support Year 10 with preparation for our January Annual Careers Fair, there will be two sessions where 4 advisors are visiting the school to meet and pass on key information to pupils. JOSE Mon Dec 17. PHTV p5 Tues Dec 18.
Careers Wales Outreach 16-17 Jan   Supporting Year 9 with their understanding of career pathways and how to access guidance through the internet. Personalised guidance in targeted lessons to structure how academic progress has a direct link to future career aspirations and opportunities.
Annual Careers Fair 22 Jan all day 27-30 partnership employers will be visiting school and providing bespoke advice and presentations to Years 9-13. A wide selection of employers will be taking part to offer our young people the greatest coverage and scope of information and possible vocational links.
Engineering Clinic 30 Jan 1.40-2.20pm For those pupils who have indicated that they are interested in this field of employment through Careers Wales profiling. Invitation only event, names will be shared with HOY/Tutors.
Health and Social Care Clinic 20 Feb 1.40-2.20pm
CV and Personal Branding Clinic 20 Mar 1.40-2.20pm
Apprentice Week 4-8 Mar 1.40-2.20pm Short presentations will be given by partnership employers regarding the routes into apprenticeships, scope within various industries and academic requirements. One category of employment will be given each day of the week.