If you’re 16 years old or above and have an interest in the creative and digital sectors and/or teaching, then TICE Work Experience may be for you.
Watch this video to get a taste of what we do at TICE:
- You will be working alongside professional industry mentors.
- You will be visiting companies throughout the region.
- You will have the chance to speak to a vast array of employers which is another opportunity to get your foot in the door.
- You will have something completely different on your CV or UCAS form.
You will also be contributing to our TICE website by taking photos. This is a mandatory part of your role – see page 7 for details. An optional part of your role is to write blogs/document the workshops you attend, for it to be published on the TICE website. See page 5 for details.
You must be able to travel to and from workshops either by car or public transport so students from the North East only as most workshops take place in Newcastle Upon Tyne and surrounding areas.
We are looking for:
Creativity: The word is in our name! To thrive in this work experience, you must have a passion for creative industry/industries. This could be in Fashion, Textiles, Photography, Gaming, Graphics, Music, Film, Creative Writing, Media and Communication, etc.
Communication: Part of your work experience is being able to communicate well with the students and come across as approachable. In addition, we expect you to communicate with us. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a question, want to express concern about something or have an idea that you may want to put across. Trust, comfort and professionalism are significant aspects of working with TICE. I recommend that you also keep in check regularly with your emails.
Commitment: We need you to be working to your best ability. However, we don’t expect rushed, poor quality work either. You must be committed to our planned workshops and very organised with excellent time management. If you say you will be there, then be there! The TICE Programme is on average 7-10 days throughout the academic year calendar.
“TICE work experience has given me a further insight into creative industries on a more professional level. Going back, I have been able to revisit and really focus on the aspects that interest me most, gaining insights and advice from industry professionals. The programme and mentors have been especially supportive when applying for university, and I feel they have been key in helping me gain offers from my top choices.”
– Laurel Outterside, 21. Studying Fashion Communication at Northumbria University. Marketing Intern at Trend Bible.
“For me completing work experience with TICE has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. I think I’ve learned just as much if not more than when I completed the scheme as a student in the pilot year. Getting the opportunity to work with mentors currently in the industry and knowing that they’ll happily offer any advice you need is a great help. It has also helped me consider career options that I never thought I could do. By being given the chance to run small workshops by myself I have learned that I do have the confidence to teach and that it is definitely something I want to do.”
– Karra Allan, 24. CCAD Textiles Graduate.
If you’re interested, please fill out the form below. A form is then required to be filled and if successful, will be followed by a brief meeting with the placement manager, Megan Savage.
TICE Work Experience Application Form: