Creative and cultural sector digital skills boosted

In June 2014, we kicked off one of Cyfle’s most successful projects of the year with a 3-day workshop entitled ‘How to Market your Creative Business Online’.

Over the course of 6 months, over 80 individuals working in the creative and cultural industries in Wales attended 12 workshops in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Caernarfon with the aim of enhancing their digital skills, as part of a project run in association with Creative & Cultural Skills. This project was supported by the Welsh Government’s Sector Priorities Fund Programme (SPFP) which is part funded by the European Social Fund. Read More

Job for Cyfle Script Supervisor trainee!

Our script supervisors are now out in the real world and we’ve had some good news. One of them, as a direct result of Cyfle’s Script Supervisor Training Scheme course has landed herself a job.

Huge congratulations Caryl Brown, who is now working full time as a Script Supervisor on Pobol y Cwm with BBC Cymru Wales – gold star for you!

She took time out of her new and busy schedule to answer a few questions for us.

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‘Mystery Guest’ drops in

In mid-November the trainees on our Creative Producers Training Scheme (which is being run in partnership with A and O Studios and Cardiff Metropolitan University with funding and support from Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Funds) met a high flyer in the animation world. BUT… we’ve been sworn to secrecy and can’t tell you who it is!

However, we can share with you what our trainees thought of the experience as well as a few hints and tips that they picked up along the way.

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Huge congratulations from us all at Cyfle to our Communications Assistant, Aaron Wyn Jones on the birth of his and girlfriend Kim’s new baby girl who arrived yesterday, the 16th of November!

Welcome to the world Lily-May Jones, and good luck with all those nappies and sleepless nights Aaron!






Trainee Prop Master joins Cyfle and Da Vinci’s Demons

A warm welcome to Owain Hughes from Amlwch, Anglesey, the lucky man who was chosen as Trainee Prop Master as part of the Cyfle on Set Training Scheme with Da Vinci’s Demons (offered in conjunction with BBC Worldwide and the Welsh Government)
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We ask for 5, we end up with 6!

The trainees with Aron Evans and Owen Stickler from A&O Studios and Chris Glynn from Cardiff Metropolitan University

Following a whirlwind 10 days that we had to recruit trainees, the competition was so strong that the final 5 became the final 6 who were chosen to be part of the innovative Creative Producer Training Scheme run in partnership between A&O Studios, Cyfle and Cardiff Metropolitan University, with funding and support from Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Funds. Read More

Two Cyfle apprentice employers crowned Employers of the Year!

Sue Jeffries, Cyfle; Tom Morrey, BBC Cymru Wales; Carmela and Danny Hargreaves, Real SFX

Huge congratulations go to Real SFX and BBC Cymru Wales on winning their categories at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2014, which were presented in a glittering ceremony on Friday evening the 31st of October at the Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport!

Real SFX won the Small Employer of the Year category, and BBC Cymru Wales won the Macro Employer of the Year category. Read More

NSPCC and Cyfle join to keep children safe in TV and entertainment

Awareness of working with children in the media and entertainment industry has been brought into sharp focus by the cases of Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris, Max Clifford and other people connected with the entertainment industry.

Cyfle, a training provider specialising in the creative and media industries, is proud to have been working with the NSPCC to produce a brand new course, entitled Working Safely with Children in the Media, aimed specifically at people working in the creative media industries. Read More

The Ladies Lead the Way in Continuity

It’s four ladies who have been lucky enough to be chosen to be part of the of the Script Supervisor Training Scheme (or Continuity to some of us!) this year.

Eleri Jones, Heledd Lewis, Caryl Brown and Angharad Llwyd all started on their 3 week intensive course on Monday 27th of October, and it’s fair to say that their heads are spinning with all the information! Read More

BBC Wales and Real SFX up for Halloween Apprenticeship Awards

Cyfle is clearly very proud of the support our apprenticeship employers offer to our young people throughout the year, but this year two companies employing apprentices from the Creative Skillset Cymru Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media delivered by Cyfle have received additional recognition of this by making it to the final round of the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2014.

Real SFX has reached the final three in the Small Employer of the Year category, and BBC Cymru Wales is in the final three in the Macro Employer of the Year category.

The winners will be announced in a special ceremony at the Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport on Friday 31st of October 2014. Read More