We are a membership network of over 200 theatre and live music employers and 20 colleges throughout England. We recognise, develop and improve skills opportunities for those entering the creative and cultural sector and those already employed within it. We aim to provide a single, collective standard for skills development in our sector, responding to a predicted need for 30, 000 skilled backstage workers by 2017.
We create industry-endorsed careers advice and guidance through our annual careers events and online resources. We promote entry routes and apprenticeships within the creative and cultural sector, through our Apprenticeship Training Service. We work with our Founder College network and specialist training providers to promote training and professional development for those already working within the sector. Our national programme includes: An annual Industry Conference each Spring; A calendar of exclusive events and projects for Skills Academy college students; An annual Careers Programme - which includes our Offstage Choices event and Production Day visits; An Apprenticeship Training Service; Masterclasses and training delivered in partnership with our Industry Members.