Placements: Working with a group of European agencies mainly based in Germany, we design work placement programmes to meet the specific needs of vocationally skilled young people. We work with a large and carefully selected network of businesses, covering industries and skills ranging from; hairdressing, tool making, baking and carpentry to metal workers and even organ builders.
The quality of each placement is our primary concern; both for our employers, who have come to expect and welcome top class young people into their organisations, and for the young people who thrive in placements where they are valued and trusted.
For many of the young people we place, this is their first experience of work outside their own country so each programme starts with an orientation period, which includes English language training, to build their confidence before they are deployed to their placement companies.
Training Trainers: We also organise training and development programmes for teachers and trainers working in the German vocational sector which can include further training opportunities in the UK.
If you would like to know more about Industry Placements or Staff Training in the UK, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
We can help you to develop partnerships and to find funding.
Partnerships: We work in the UK and Europe with Educational and Cultural organisations to develop partnerships that encourage innovation and inter-cultural exchanges of ideas, skills and thinking, to share approaches to education and training.
Funding: We will work with you to build your funding strategy and to identify sources of funding that best fit your organisation. We will analyse what you do and how you do it, and will present a clear and compelling case for funding which is thoroughly and logically supported by evidence.
We believe that practical engagement with the arts and creative processes in schools enriches the experience of young people in education and supports their development to the benefit of society as a whole.
We are involved with the project development and management of many creative projects with young people and schools, bringing the world and the disciplines of working artists into the classroom and workshops and drawing on our practitioner’s experience and skill to excite and inspire young people to learn.
We have found that our strengths to be;
- Analysing learning needs and planning suitable projects.
- Working with staff to build their confidence and skills in delivering arts projects.
- Building lasting creative relationships
We are based in the UK but our work has for a long time extended into Europe.
Running international projects and working in an international context has given our work greater depth and reflects our own deeply rooted beliefs.
We manage projects in different sectors of the arts and business and are not afraid to work across sectors with people from widely varying backgrounds. We have found that this approach can enhance the experience for everybody involved in a project by breaking down inter-disciplinary barriers and preconceptions and making an environment where we can learn from one another and generate fresh new ideas.