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Radio is the Masterclass ‘Tune of the Month’, live from BBC’s Radio Theatre

Kicking off our first masterclass of the year was our star-studded panel live from the BBC’s iconic radio theatre, talking all things radio; showing us just where a little ‘grafting’ can get you… Siobhan Kenny, CEO of Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, took to the stage with Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1, 1Xtra and […]

Shazia Mirza to host 2019 Creative Industry Showcase at Channel 4

Creative Access is thrilled to announce the details of our next Creative Industries Showcase, hosted by Shazia Mirza at Channel 4’s headquarters in London on Wednesday 13th February. This FREE event is the perfect opportunity for graduates and young people from BAME and lower socio-economic backgrounds to learn about the wide range of career opportunities that are available in […]

First grants awarded by the Mo Siewcharran Fund

The first three grants have been awarded by the Fund set up in memory of former Nielsen Books Director, Mo Siewcharran, who died in June 2017. The Fund was established by Mo’s husband, John Seaton, in order to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in the Arts. The first three grants, […]

Media Coverage

Radiocentre and BBC to host CA Masterclass

We are delighted to be featured on Radio Today in the run up to our CA Masterclass on Wednesday 16th January 2019. The article reports on the importance of working with young people to provide inspiration and opportunities in the creative sector. You can read it in full here.

Creative Access CEO included in 100 most influential for second year

We were proud to be recognised for our work within the publishing industry, placing over 250 interns, most of whom are still employed within the sector. Our CEO and co-founder Josie Dobrin was included the book trade’s 100 most influential people of 2018 by The Bookseller. She’s in great company with so many of our friends from partner […]

‘Encourage more risk’ – How is PR responding to the creative challenge?

Leading comms publication, PR Week, take a look at how the PR industry is fostering creativity; what are the issues mentors think they need to tackle and is a lack of diversity in marketing communications hampering creativity? John Harrington speaks to Creative Access CEO, Josie Dobrin for her views on the issue.


How to get hired in the creative industries: 101

We know how hard it is to find work placements, but there are lots of other things you can be doing which reflect your passion even if you haven’t got concrete experience under your belt.  We’ve come up with our top ten tips for preparing for a role in the creative industries; what you can […]

“I work in publishing because…” by Simran Sandhu

To mark this year’s ‘Work in Publishing’ week 2018 (the campaign aimed to promote career opportunities available at all stages of the publishing supply chain) our former Creative Access intern  and Publishing Assistant at Pan Macmillan, Simran Sandhu, tells us her story… “I work in publishing because… the job is essentially to love books: read […]

Reflections | It’s never too late to do what you love | Christina McDougall

Hear from one of our CA interns English Touring Theatre, Christina McDougall talk about her journey from broker companies & fraud analysis to theatre & creativity… After 10 years of not working in theatre I am excited to finally get another chance at it. I always loved performing from a young age in school productions and after […]