Manchester Creative Studio

A pioneering city centre school preparing
young people for a career in the creative and digital industries

Manchester has the largest cluster of creative and digital industries in the UK, second only to London. Over half of the employers in the sector anticipate problems recruiting skilled staff.

Opening September 2014

An employer led small school with 100 places available to students aged 14-19

There is a growing skills shortage in the industry which traditional educational pathways are failing to address. 72% of parents think that education should be more focused on preparing young people for employment.

A city centre school

Located in the Northern Quarter, the heart of Manchester'¬ôs
Creative and Digital Industries
, we are accessible to students
from across Greater Manchester

94% of parents and 93% of school teachers want their child/pupil to have more access to employers and businesses.

Our approach is endorsed by both
education and industry

Students work on live briefs including work placements collaborating
with industry experts, whilst studying for GCSEs and A Levels

94% of parents and 93% of school teachers want their child/pupil to have more access to employers and businesses.

Opening in September 2014, Manchester Creative Studio is a specialist
school for 14-19 year olds
who want a career in the creative and digital
industries. Designed by employers and backed by Government our
offer is unique in Greater Manchester

WHAT PROFESSIONALS THINK ABOUT TALENT, EXPERIENCE AND RECRUITING THE RIGHT PEOPLE

"Among most UK employers an employee's experience is valued
above all other criteria when it comes to recruiting."

Valerie Todd,
Commissioner, UK Commission for Employment and Skills

"Last year the business grew by 35% and we took on over
20 new people. Our current biggest production challenge
is finding enough talent
to do the work that we are winning.
Talent is our only resource and commodity and the success of
our business, like any in this sector, is intrinsically linked
to the supply of talent in the region."

Tony Foggett,
CEO & Co-Founder, Code Computerlove

OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS

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