September 24 2020


Lights, Camera, Action!

Warwickshire County Council is seeking businesses to take part in a pilot programme to showcase their current and future employment and career opportunities.

The Economy and Skills Team has launched the Future Careers Digital Market Place scheme, which is funded by the Skills For Employment Programme, to provide a digital media opportunity for businesses in the county to work with a filming company.

Each participating business will present who they are, what they do and the opportunities which sit behind their doors.

The team will look to film with senior management and HR teams, providing a company overview and insight to their recruitment processes, where roles are advertised, what skills are needed and career prospects.

Once filming is complete, the pieces will appear online for schools, colleges and employment programmes to access and feature in various planned Future Careers Digital Market Place Events in the autumn where employers will have further opportunity to dial into virtual careers events.

Michael Sharman, Business Skills Advisor for Warwickshire County Council, said: “As Warwickshire’s economy kickstarts post Covid-19 and the more long-term use of safety measures are adopted into every part of life, our Economy and Skills team has been working with businesses and education partners.

“We wanted to explore how different areas of the economy could digitally interact with education and those seeking work and how they might support the county in maintaining a strong supply of talent, whilst also providing opportunities for multiple sectors to gain new skills by presenting their business in a quite different digital world.

“The Future Careers Digital Market Place project is an ideal opportunity for recruiting businesses from all sectors to work with us to create a tailored film, promoting their career opportunities.

“For any businesses who might not be experienced in front of the camera, then don’t worry. Social distancing means that only two members of the project team will join you on the day. Before then there will be lots of support on hand to help you talk through preparations.

“We are looking for a small number of businesses who would like to participate in the pilot programme in preparation of the wider programme launching in autumn so anyone interested should get in touch and we can have a chat.”

Michael can be contacted at


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