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Digital Futures

Digital Futures

An educational movement seeking to harness the expertise of the industry to train and employ the young innovators, makers and doers of tomorrow - today. We’re working to create a community of supporting companies, industry experts and employers, who are interested in addressing the digital skills gap, whilst offering opportunities to one of our digital apprentices.

Creative Equals

Creative Equals

Gender diversity kitemark of the creative industry. We aim to provide more pathways to success for female creatives by working with directly with industry, recruitment, and agencies. Our ambition over 2016 is to train, sponsor and champion female creative talent in agencies all the way to the top. We'll tackle issues female creatives face, from under representation at hiring stages to gaining the skills and tools they need to get to leadership roles. We believe it takes everybody to make a change.

Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset

UK-wide strategic skills body that works with employers, individuals, trade associations, unions, learning and training providers, Government and its public agencies and other key organisations to ensure that the UK's Creative Industries have continued access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent they require.

Stripes

Stripes

Works to support those from the black and minority ethnic community. Through mentoring, training, coaching and career support, we seek to develop all levels of professionals within the creative industries. Our belief is that reflective representation of the BAME community is not only vital for the advertising and communications industry to remain relevant and respected by its clients and consumers - but essential to a culture of creativity and innovation.

Our Story

Digital Futures, Creative Equals, Stripes and Creative Skillset have come together to work with industry to seek to address a number of issues that are recognised as being barriers to great work and great cultures. Our combined resources and methodologies aim to support gender diversity, black and minority ethnic representation, entry level employment, training and professional development. We believe, ‘If you can’t see it, you can’t be it’ and together we’re able to source, assess, recruit, train, mentor and develop the future of our industry from the beginning to the boardroom.

TheVision

Where we’re going...

Our aim is to level the playing field when it comes to being employed and progressing in a career within the communications industry. We’ll create an industry fabric weaved with a variety of cultures, backgrounds of education, gender and race.

TheMission

Our long term aim...

To support the communications industry by providing strategies around talent acquisition, training, professional development and mentorship, removing the burden of responsibility of navigating a complex landscape

TheChallenge

Digital Futures in partnership with Creative Equals, Stripes, Creative Skillset and associated with The Dots have set the industry a challenge to ‘pledge’ 100 work based opportunities for digital Internships/Apprenticeships in a day on Do It Day, The Drum’s CSR event on November 10th

Diversity is achieved through #MeetYourFuture

Kevin spacey is famously quoted as saying ‘If you’re lucky enough to have done well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator down’. This statement resonates with most leaders in business. #MeetYourFuture is about moving away from just a ‘hearts’ led feeling about responsibility and moving to a ‘minds’ based action initiative.

All those running a department in an agency, start up, consultancy, or brand can make a difference to their business through our diversity led recruitment program. Each of our young stars has been carefully vetted and assessed and they are work ready. When given an opportunity, they will deliver and then some!

Our partnered initiative pipelines talent and supports the selection process, whilst we also deliver ongoing opportunities for business around coaching, development and mentorship. We’re here to help you #MeetYourFuture.

12 Reasons

Businesses choose digital apprenticeships for value, diversity, skills, CSR, growth and culture.

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Billion

In 2014 Apprenticeships contributed £34billion to the UK economy

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average time an apprentice stays with their first employer

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will be digitized in the next 20 years

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Billion

The percentage of women that are employed in the digital industries

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The National Insurance contributions an employer pays for an Apprentice

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unfilled digital jobs by 2017

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of emplyers value apprentices’ skills over those of graduates

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Billion

There are no recruitment fees for hiring an Apprentice

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Billion

on average when leaving university

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average graduate salary £25K vs. average starting apprentice salary £17K

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Globally only 3% of Executive Creative Directors are women

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BAME

Only 13% of those employed in the creative industries identify as black and minority ethnic (BAME)

Films, Quotes, Blogs

PETER TRAINOR | Director of Human Focused Design, Nexus

PETER TRAINOR | Director of Human Focused Design, Nexus

MICHELLE BOOTH | Brand and Experience Strategist, RBS

MICHELLE BOOTH | Brand and Experience Strategist, RBS

Nick Townsend | Head of Production, AnalogFolk

Nick Townsend | Head of Production, AnalogFolk

SUE HIGGS | Group Creative Director, Grey London Play Video

SUE HIGGS | Group Creative Director, Grey London