Creative Workforce for the Future programme – helping SMEs develop and attract an inclusive culture and workforce

  • Do you want to connect to the best creative talent in the region?
  • Do you need access to professional advice about inclusive recruitment and retainment?
  • Could you host a funded placement for a young person ready to enter the workforce?

Following on from the highly successful Network for Creative Enterprise programme, CW4F is a new and fully funded scheme aimed at helping local businesses improve diversity and inclusivity through training, mentorship and fully funded intern placements.

Bridging the gap from education to work, participants will undertake placements at different creative and cultural hubs to develop their experience, CV, portfolio and industry contacts, and gain access to a Talent Network offering opportunity, industry expertise and advice. The tailored support will continue for an additional 12 months to help them develop further experience through employment, contract and / or freelance work.

As a Bath-based creative SME you could benefit from support to make your business inclusion ready, regardless of whether you’re in the market for an intern right now.


If you would like to find out more and express your interest in the programme then you can do so here

The Creative Workforce for the Future programme will be delivered by WECA’s partners in the Network for Creative Enterprise, led by the University of the West of England and Watershed, with hubs including The Guild Bath, Knowle West Media Centre, Spike Island, and Rife Magazine at Watershed, who are joined by new hubs Bristol City Council’s Bristol Museums and Creative Youth Network

They will work with business networks in the region including Bristol Media, the Royal Television Society, Creative Bath, TechSpark, Bristol Games Hub, the West of England Design Forum and Engine Shed, and the Channel 4 Creative Hub which launched on 15 January in Bristol.