24 November 2016 | Leeds

Developing Leeds Talent

Hey Leeds Gluggers, 

We've got something big coming your way so make sure to save the date & grab yourself a ticket before it's too late. Also, for all the latest gossip go follow @GlugLeeds on Twitter....


The deets.

24th of November 2016
We’ve got something super special lined up for our end of year event! We’ll be focusing on Developing Leeds Talent, doing things a little differently this time round by giving you a bumper event not only will you get the awesome Glug talks but we’re hosting a careers clinic during the afternoon build-up!

A Full Day
Join us from 3pm at ODI Leeds where we’ll be collaborating with local creative businesses and educational institutions to provide you guys some genuine insights to what’s available job wise, course-wise and what the hell I’m breaking out on my own-wise.

Employers panel & Coaching
On the day we'll have a panel of creative businesses to form the employers panels who can name a couple of points they look for when employing new talent, details of graduate or apprenticeship schemes they have available and possibly a junior from their business will join us to talk about their experience of working in a creative business.

Our educators panel will be formed of local creative course providers who will talk through the range of courses available both short courses and longer term further education options as well as the support services they are able to offer.

Freelance Advice
Finally for those of you looking to break out solo we’ve got a couple independent business people on hand to talk through the real life experiences of freelancing and building your own business. Glug talks will commence from 6pm featuring 6 speakers sharing insights into the local creative industries scene. It’s gonna be a great way to round off the year with a positive look at what opportunities are out there and share some advice and experience.

In collaboration with Studio 12
We're excited to have partnered with Studio12 who provide free access to a visual and audio production studio for 16 - 30 year olds living in Leeds. They currently support a network of 250 young people in Leeds and are always on the look out for mentors and workshop facilitators! 


Contributors on the night:

Claire Duffield – Studio 12

Alec Dudson, Editor in Chief – Intern Magazine

Sarah McHugh, Director – Shillington College (UK)

Tess Hornsby Smith, Education Enhancement Officer – University of Leeds

Julian Ward, Group Head of Talent – Stickyeyes

Michael C Place, Creative Director – Build

Nicky Place, Co-Founder – Build

Simon Dixon, Co-Founder – DixonBaxi

Andy Lawrence, Executive Creative Director – Elmwood

Martyn Hayes, Creative Director – Elmwood

Annie Moss-Quate – She Does Digital

Matt Essam, Creative Facilitator – Creative Life & Architects of Paradise

Simon Edwards, Co-Founder – Light Start Apps

Dan Akers, Co-Founder – Light Start Apps

Matthew Tweddle, Founder & Creative Director – Only

Daniel Tweddle, Co-Founder & Managing Director – Only


Stay tuned for more details and we hope to see you there!

The Glug Leeds Team,
Hannah, Martin & Emma