Escape Studios launches new Virtual Work Experience programme featuring international partners

Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London, has announced the launch of their brand-new Virtual Work Experience programme which is set to take place from the 7th-8th July.

Aimed at students aged between 16 and 18, the programme is designed to introduce young people to the extensive range of careers available within the creative industries.

The free, two-day event will be delivered in collaboration with experts from Vine FX, Industrial Light & Magic, One of Us and Hexworks. Throughout the event, guest speakers will be setting activities and challenges as well as sharing their own experiences of breaking into the industry.

Ian Palmer, Dean of Escape Studios said: “The pandemic has accelerated some dynamic changes within the creative industries and the demand for experienced talent is becoming more paramount. This is why our programme is designed to help under 18s get their foot in the door by building their understanding of the industry and introducing them to professional networks.”

The event consists of workshop-style sessions taking place
each day. Attendees will get the opportunity to partake in sessions on the following:

  • Understanding VFX
  • Animation and Games
  • Insight into career pathway
  • Routes into the creative industries
  • Securing your first job
  • Succeeding in the industry

Within the sessions, attendees will also get the chance to network with the guest speakers, take part in a creative challenge and receive a digital badge after completion of the programme.

Event speaker, Andrew Brassington, said: “Escape Studios’ Virtual Work Experience programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about the creative industries. The exciting line-up of educational sessions will certainly help them make key decisions about their futures as well as equip them with key skills they need to succeed”

The official schedule is now available to download and bookings can be made here.