Accompanying the publication of a report by WorldSkills UK, Work Advance, and the BBC, this webinar will welcome education, industry and governments to explore how technical education and apprenticeships can play a greater role in delivering skills for success in Film & TV, Animation & Visual Effects, and Video Games.

Why attend?

  • Explore the challenges and opportunities for technical education and apprenticeship providers in meeting the needs of the UK Screen Industries
  • Examine how these sectors can be best supported to galvanise growth all nations and regions
  • Learn about young people’s understanding and impressions of the careers in these sectors, and the barriers they face in gaining great jobs
  • Hear from officials leading government strategies to support growth in these sectors 
  • Learn more about how WorldSkills UK is meeting the needs of the UK Screen Industries

Meet the speakers

Emma Roberts

Director of External Affairs, WorldSkills UK

Emma leads on championing future skills needs in the UK, ensuring that WorldSkills UK is actively engaged in the discussions, and providing unique insights into how the organisation and sector can help meet these needs. She is also responsible for using diagnostic research and insights along with impactful strategic partnerships to increase the profile of our work and drive change in our programmes to ensure they are fit for purpose. Emma joined WorldSkills UK in 2018 to lead the organisation’s thought leadership programme, ensuring the insights from competition-based skills programmes and international benchmarking could be shared to inform skills policy and practice across the UK. Before that Emma worked at the CBI as Chief of Staff and across a range of policy teams and prior to that in the policy development team at Universities UK.

Allison Hinds

Youth Engagement Specialist, BBC

A broadcast journalist working with young people to assist them in telling their stories and reaching their potential. Areas of expertise include creating and maintaining professional relationships with adults and young people from all backgrounds, youth engagement, youth and community work, youth mentoring, training and workshop delivery, creative facilitation, corporate outreach, corporate volunteering, volunteer management, grant making, grant management, child protection and safeguarding, audience insight & development, project management, broadcast journalism.

Heather Carey

Director, Work Advance

Heather is Director of Work Advance, where she provides research and advisory support with a particular focus on inclusive growth; industrial strategy; work and skills; diversity and inclusion. She was previously Interim Director and Deputy Director of the Work Foundation (part of Lancaster University) and Head of Public Policy for Experian PLC. She has nearly two decades of experience in advising Government including the Cabinet Office, MHCLG, BEIS, DWP, HCA and the Welsh Assembly; Local Authorities across the UK, Industry bodies, Skills bodies, think tanks and major corporates. This has included high profile projects for Government, such as the Cabinet Office’s review of Local Economic Resilience and CLG’s State of the English Cities report.

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