Future-proofing your career: Top marketing skills for 2024 and beyond

The world of work is changing at lightning speed, driven by technological advancements, globalisation, and ever-evolving consumer demands...

Conquering the post-grad job market: Sumbal’s Agent Academy journey

I’m sure many people can relate to post-grad anxiety. I graduated university last Summer with an English degree, and whilst my peers fell ...

A-Level Results Day: Navigating Career Success

On A-Level results day, the air is filled with a mix of excitement and apprehension. For some, the grades you anticipated may not happen...

From Passion to Profession: Jessica Stevens

Join us as we catch up with Jessica Stevens, Rise Programme alumni and Business Graduate at CGI, to delve into her journey of growth and success...

From Passion to Profession: Gemma’s experience with Agent Academy

The Rise programme is a gateway to endless opportunities for young talent in the North West, enabling them to unlock their potential...

From Passion to Profession: Helena’s experience with Agent Academy

As we gear up for our dual programme in Manchester and Liverpool, starting this September, let’s take a moment to celebrate the success stories ...

3 Lessons Learned from Work Experience

As a year 10 student who will soon have to make serious decisions about my future, it was important to find a work experience placement that ...

Exploring the Fabric District: Insights from Elisha Mann

As a recent graduate in Sports Business Management and Policy, I joined Agent Academy to gain valuable experience and develop my skills further...

Highlighting LGBTQ+ Organisations in the Digital and Creative Fields

At Agent Academy, we believe in celebrating diversity and inclusivity in the digital and creative industries...

Jo’s Reflections on Week 1 of the Rise Programme

To set the scene, I graduated from university less than a year ago, attaining a First-Class Degree in Film, Television and Radio Studies...

Empowering Women in Tech: Sana & Yasmin’s Insights and Takeaways from the ‘Digital Her’ Event

Agent Academy is committed to supporting and empowering individuals to thrive in the dynamic world of digital, creative, and tech...

Jack of all trades, master of none

Navigating life after education is always and will always be a difficult one. I struggled massively figuring out what I wanted to pursue and if ...

Agent Academy: A Career Change I Didn’t See Coming

Through Agent Academy, I was able to learn about the different aspects of account management, such as building relationships with clients, ...

Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion – My Takeaways

Recently, Agent Academy hosted panel discussions on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and early career journeys...

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Becoming aware of my ADHD diagnosis transformed the way I saw myself, and a lot of the struggles that I had dealt with in school and in my career ...

Agent Academy appoints Yasmin Lord-Pottinger as new Head of Academy

She will replace Zoe Wallace, who has transitioned into the role of Partnerships Director for both Agent Academy and their sister enterprise, Agent...

Your guide to a perfect interview!

A successful interview requires preparation, confidence, and professionalism. By doing your research, practicing your responses, and dressing ...

My journey to industry, living with narcolepsy.

My journey to get to where I am today has not been a straightforward one. At the age of 13, five years after I began to randomly and ...

Talent for Growth – Here’s What Happened

This month, we invited leaders from Greater Manchester’s digital and tech community to join us for an afternoon of thought-provoking discussions ...

Hoppin’, Skippin’ and Jumpin’ into the Unknown

"Agent Academy dangled an effervescent light at the end of a very long tunnel, almost guaranteeing that I will be able to enhance my skills and ...

Invisible and inaccessible: finding my voice in creative spaces as a Muslim woman with ADHD

Muslim women lack visibility in creative spaces, and neurodiverse people struggle to access them to begin with. Not only does Agent Academy ...

Our Expert Series: Introducing Danny Ward – Fourth Day PR

I think building a presence online is key at the moment. LinkedIn has become a key platform for building your profile and even as a graduate, ...

Real world experience is the future of skills development for young people!

The programme is so beneficial and week by week, I am becoming more confident in my ability to use the skills I’ve gained through university, ...

Mr Morale and the Big Steppers

Soft skills are to be learnt through trial and error in an accumulation of experiences outside the comfort zone of the person. At the end of the ...

Our Expert Series: Introducing Katie, Katherine & Ilona – Elevate GM!

There's sales skills that you can learn but ultimately, business development is about taking a different approach to the sales process and being ...

Our Expert Series: Introducing Joe Campbell – Culture City

We wanted to get to the bottom of what it means to work in the creative film industry and how early talent can set themselves a part from the ...

Being a Generalist Vs Niching Down

We must find what we love and assess its position in the market, and only then can we become experts in that field. By Yousuf Khan

The Four Communication Styles and What They Mean to You!

For me, communication styles are vital to know when building connections through networking, collaboration in the workplace and even ...

5 Jobs in Tech That Will Shock You!

The tech industry is growing at a rapid pace, which means new opportunities to work in roles that didn't exist 5 years ago are open for the taking.

You’re Not in This Alone

Now sitting at the halfway point of Rise, I have already built a strong network of industry leaders and professionals which was my biggest ...

The Many Hats of a Social Media Marketer

While careers in social media are commonly associated with creativity requirements and backgrounds, there is a whole host of skills, knowledge, ...

Lessons From Leaders on How to Have Creative Bravery

Often it can be hard to recognise the things you do that push the dial in the right direction, but it's important to remember that even small ...

It’s Never Too Late

I am proof that it is never too late to chase your dreams and make them a reality. I am a loving wife, and a proud mother, and I am discovering ...

‘Digital Her’ Event Recap: Takeaways on How to Inspire the Next Generation of Women

The tech industry has been male dominated for far too long and whilst we've seen advancements in the number of female representatives in the ...

Head In The Clouds, Feet On The Ground – who are the occupiers of the future?

As a leader in a purpose-led business, I have a clear view of the often unaccounted-for value that investing in purpose can have.

From School Leaver, To Board of Trustees

The charity runs projects worldwide to solve a variety of issues around education, health and wellbeing, and the sustainability of communities.

BRUNTWOOD SCITECH PARTNERS WITH AGENT ACADEMY TO ACCELERATE TALENT IN GREATER MANCHESTER

This innovative partnership will open the doors of some of the UK’s leading businesses to young people looking to secure employment in the ...

Diversity and inclusion: why building an award-winning culture is important!

Last week, we attended the Liverpool ECHO Regional Business Award, where we were nominated for the Diversity & Inclusions award. And guess what? ...

Mental Health First Aid: Our Takeaways

One of the most important things that we took away from the course was the importance of talking about our mental health, both as individuals and ...

4 Simple Steps to Make Your Rise Application Stand Out

What do you have to offer the digital, creative and tech industry? Whether it's your interests, skills or personality, make sure you let us know ...

Making learning your superpower: 5 ways to improve your wellbeing

Did you know that research proves that learning can help improve your mood, reduce stress, and make you feel more confident?  That's why NHS ...

How to Bag Your Place on Rise: Ben’s Top 5 Interview Tips!

We want to get to know the real you, learn about what you're passionate about and what you dreams career is. The better we know you, the easier ...

5 Things You’re Guaranteed to Leave Rise With

Picture this. You've just completed Rise and you're ready and raring to make your mark on the creative and digital industries. So, what are the ...

Everything You Need To Know About Rise

We believe in a level playing field, so we're looking for your passion and commitment. Ready to push yourself out of your comfort zone? You sound ...

5 Ways You Can Support Your Muslim Team Members During Ramadan

Whilst Ramadan is a period of sacrifice for Muslims, it is also a time for spiritual replenishing and personal growth, and often, Muslims take ...

‘Inclusion For My Future Success’ Event: Highlights and Insights

We know that some young people are failed by the system, and it was inspiring to see so many passionate individuals working hard to change this. ...

Talking all things personal branding, creative process and ‘working in the wild’ with Black & Ginger’s Alex Frech

Alex’s talk struck the perfect balance between engaging and informative. It encouraged us to think outside the box and gave us the space to ...

Digital City Festival: Highlights from a Day of Learning, Networking and Endless Innovation

Alongside the fantastic talks from digital leaders from around the world and exhibitions from businesses who are top of the tech ladder, there ...

What ‘Levelling up’ means for young people in the North West

You would need to take great lengths to avoid hearing the phrase ‘levelling up’ in recent times. Industry leaders and changemakers are all ...

Call them what you like, but don’t call them snowflakes

There is no one name for those who have grown up with technology integrated into their daily lives. Gen Z, Zoomers, Neo-Digital, Digital Natives, ...

Opening Doors and Creating Opportunities – Agent Academy Has Given Me It All!

Like many, the past year has completely flipped any plans I had for my future on their head. I decided to drop out of university in January 2020 ...

How to catapult your career in just 12 weeks

Being a young person attempting to start my career in the midst of a global pandemic is no small feat. Having completed a sociology degree at ...

GLOBAL CONSULTANCY FIRM PARTNERS WITH AGENT ACADEMY TO TACKLE TALENT CRISIS

Agent Academy, an award-winning social enterprise that provides industry-designed training for people to enter the creative and digital industry, ...

North West leaders showcase climate change careers to next generation

This month, North West business leaders will join forces in Manchester to help bridge the skills gap that many experts fear will hold back the ...

Agent Academy to Create Greater Manchester’s Next Generation of Creative and Digital Talent