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Thursday 21 October, 5pm at Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Students network with creative employer

boomsatsuma and Bristol Creative Industries present Ask Us Anything, a new collaborative event which gives 17 to 21 year-olds the opportunity to network with creative employers in Bristol. As we start to rebuild the South West’s creative economy, employers will be looking for new talent. This event allows young people to peek behind the curtain and find out what skills creative employers are looking for - now and in the future - and to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask: how do I get a job in TV? What skills should I focus on? How can I turn gaming into a career?

Experts will be on hand to help young people learn how to network and make the most of the opportunity, showcase their talents and talk to employers. Students will also be working on current, or displaying previous, projects to showcase the skills that are being developed through boomsatsuma.

Young people will also be able to sign up as ‘new talent members’ of Bristol Creative Industries for free. As the city’s major networking organisation, with over 550 professional and business members, ranging from Aardman Animations to Rocketmakers, Bristol Creative Industries’ new talent network will connect young people to the South West’s main creative industries employers enabling them to showcase their skills for free and take their first steps towards a professional career.

This event capitalises on a fantastic collaboration between specialist creative education providers, boomsatsuma and the city’s networking organisation, Bristol Creative Industries. With both organisations focusing on the development of amazing young talent to fill industry gaps and build a diverse and robust workforce into the future, Ask Us Anything provides a platform to not only nurture young people, but to establish realistic education pathways. Creative industries don’t stand still, they constantly evolve. Education must stay agile and relevant to keep up.

Employer displays work to young people