31st January 2019
Last weekend’s Creative Careers events were a huge success. With expectations of growth in the sector, it’s great to be able to offer advice and guidance to anyone who is looking to pursue a creative career.
According to graduate career experts, Prospects, the creative industries are growing faster than any other sector in the UK. It is predicted that up to a million jobs will be created by 2030.
On Friday the World of Glass hosted a Creative Careers Fair to encourage young people, schools and parents to consider the advantages of choosing arts in education. It was a fantastic opportunity for Carmel staff to meet students and their parents to tell them about the types of courses and careers that are available in the Creative Industries.
The following day Carmel opened up to hundreds of visitors at the much anticipated Creative Careers Event. The college became a centre of advice and creativity with some of the biggest names in the industry offering their expert careers advice and demonstrating techniques.
International Make-up Artist, Lisa Eldridge, wowed the audience with her stories of working in the fashion industry with celebrity clients. Leading Creative Director, Robin Derrick and Andrew Critchley from RED Production Company also shared their experiences.
It was great to see former Carmel students supporting the event. Georgina Anderton spoke to visitors about her role as Production Secretary at Hollyoaks. Art Director for the BAFTA winning Clangers show, Jamie Stockley, brought models for people to see. Liam Keating also flew in from Sweden to talk about his role as Graphic Designer at Volvo and his amazing work for clients including Google and Apple.
Carmel students also showcased their talented work at a fashion show and pop up shop selling hand-made items raising £375 for Willowbrook Hospice.
Our visitors were spoilt for choice with the opportunity to speak to so many industry experts. We are not aware of any other college offering such a range of speakers in one location before, 30 to be precise. A first for Carmel, definitely a first for St Helens.
Huge thanks to everyone who gave up their time to make the event such a wonderful experience for all who attended.