The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a review of apprenticeships across the creative and design sectors. Those in the events industry under review include live event technician, live event rigger and creative venue technician.

The review – launched on July 31 – starts with an eight-week consultation, seeking views from employers, apprentices, learning providers and other stakeholders on how the apprenticeships are working and where improvements can be made. The consultation closes on September 24.

Ana Osbourne, deputy director for approvals at the institute, said: “I would like to thank all of the creative and design employers and stakeholders who helped develop the broad variety of apprenticeships we have in place so far.

“We’re looking forward to seeing responses to the consultation, which will be crucially important in helping to inform the review.

“The focus of the review will be to improve the quality of our apprenticeships and ensure they are fully up to date with apprenticeship requirements and the needs of both apprentices and employers. This will ensure they’re well placed to serve the creative and design sector for years to come.”

Iain Smith, co-chair of sector experts of the creative and design route panel at the institute, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the future of apprenticeships in sectors where there are notable skills gaps.

“I encourage anyone who care about creative and design to contribute and encourage others to do to too.”

Recommendations to result from the review will be announced in early 2020.

Access the creative and design consultation here.