8th March 2021

Inspiring the next generation

During National Careers Week from 1-5 March, Cockpit was thrilled to take part with Discover! Creative Careers in their online programme, creating a huge resource of events for schools, parents and students.

Funded by Arts Council England and aimed at introducing students to different careers and workplaces, Discover! Creative Careers Week featured over 60 leading figures and companies who contributed to a series of filmed interviews, tours and live panel discussions that introduced students to a wide range of roles and career options.

Companies involved included Ubisoft, Pinewood Studios, National Trust, Royal Opera House, Framestore, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Cockpit Arts, Dr Martens and Kycker.

Cockpit CEO, Annie Warburton, hosted an online Q&A for school students with makers Darren Appiagyei, Ian Scott Kettle, Lenique Louis, Onome Otite, and Jean-Marc Puissant. “If there’s one thing that everyone listening goes away knowing, it’s that creative careers are proper jobs – all of our panellists are living and making their careers creatively.” – Annie Warburton

Ian, Onome and Jean-Marc were joined by Majeda Clarke, Hannah Refaat and Maya Selway for a filmed tour of their studios at Cockpit – ably introduced by our colleague, Maxine Clarke, who led the way for Cockpit, co-ordinating this great event.
Watch HERE.

Students also heard from Lenique Louis on why she chose to be a jewellery designer rather than an investment banker. “The biggest challenge I had to overcome was keeping focussed and keeping the initial momentum from when the plans were born. Be unstoppable.” – Lenique Louis
Watch HERE.

See HERE for the full programme of films, talks and insights for our friends at Discover! Creative Careers.

Investing in our Creative Future

Supported by the John S Cohen Foundation, Cockpit is regularly involved in nurturing and informing future makers through our schools tours. More details to be announced soon, but for information on how your school can be involved, please email Maxine Clarke.