Creative Access has placed their 700th intern into the creative industries today
The organisation, which sets out to “change the face of media” has made a major impact on the creative industries in the UK since its launch in 2012.
CEO for Creative Access, Josie Dobrin explained the need for the programme, saying “The economic rationale for Creative Access is clear: our sector needs to diversify in order to continue to grow and succeed in serving new markets and new audiences.”
Creative Access has placed 700 young BAME candidates in six-month or year-long internships in over 260 different companies including BBC, ITV and Twitter.
Over 90% of those placed through the scheme have secured employment at the end of their placement.
The scheme has just placed its 700th intern, Shahural Khan, who begins a six month internship at Swan Films next week.
He said “Without Creative Access I wouldn’t have found a role like this. I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity – at last – to prove myself and begin my career in television.”
If you are interested in applying for a Creative Access internship, click here.