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Finding Your Feet with the Financial Times

For this month’s masterclass, we were hosted by a crack team from the Financial Times, in their fabulous new offices in Bracken House We were greeted by a wonderful FT panel consisting of Robin Kwong, Pricilla Baffour, Madhumita Murgia, Kay Josiah, Mariam Lolavar, chaired by Abbie Scott. To hear some of their words of wisdom, carry on reading… Abbie […]

Warm welcome to new Creative Access Non-Executive Director

Creative Access is delighted to welcome a new Non-Executive Director, Ajoy Roy-Chowdhury, to the team. Ajoy is an Agency Lead at Facebook working across the EMEA region. He has worked extensively in the creative agency sector working at agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, TBWA and AKQA and has deep experience in how creativity combined […]

Rough Assembly to fund BAME media internship in Bristol

Bristol-based Rough Assembly is helping to fund an internship in Bristol for an individual from the BAME community, which is historically under-represented in the media. The Rough Assembly has been running music nights for the Bristol media community for over 10 years with the highlight being its annual Christmas party. Selling out famous Bristol music […]

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The ethnic pay gap: What does it feel like to be the only woman of colour in the office?

“Being the “first” or the “only” in the workplace is challenging, and for me it was a huge shock to the system.” Former Creative Access intern, Digital Assistant and Contributor to The Sunday Times, Alice Kemp-Habib speaks as one of the newspaper’s first ‘diversity hires’, goes into depth about navigating the ethnic pay gap and discusses the […]

Finding the X Factor – A call to action by Natalie Jerome

In response to the survey of Creative Access interns and alumni in conjunction with in The Bookseller, Publisher and Creative Access Advisory Board member, Natalie Jerome lays down a challenge for the publishing industry. Calling for more employment from a wider range of backgrounds into positions, she goes on to say: “Creative Access, the social enterprise that […]

First steps on a long journey – Broadcast’s conversation about diversity

“It’s not just about what we do but who we partner with. We are not specialists at this, we are broadcasters. ITV works with Creative Access, for example, which has expertise at recruiting BAME people into the industry and has recently broadened its focus to include people from a socially disadvantaged background.” Ade Rawcliffe, Head of […]


CA: The BAME Fairy Godmother

I’ll start with the raw truth: This blog entry was hard. And late. I’m talking next level ‘has-it-really-been-nearly-a-year-since-I-promised-to-write-this?’ late. I’m starting with this, not because there’s nothing to say about my journey with CA. I kept putting it off because I found it difficult to start with just one thing, because I’m almost overwhelmed by […]

Scoring my dream job in global storytelling… by Natalie Tempel-Merzougui

We caught up with our former CA intern, Natalie Tempel-Merzougui, who is currently working as a Researcher at the BBC, on all things applications, career ambitions, and life working at the heart of TV. Achieveing a first-class degree in Business from the University of Westminster and a masters in Social Anthropology and Development from SOAS University […]

Different Pioneers, Same Journey | Armani Ur-Rub

To be in theatre or to not be in theatre? Our former Creative Access intern from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Armani Ur-Rub decided to go with the former option and shares his journey into the Arts with us… It’s not uncommon to finish university and struggle to find your first job. In fact, I reckon […]