Factory Lunch Hour – Crafting Your Next Job Application

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This event is online via Zoom.

What is Factory Lunch Hour – Crafting Your Next Job Application about?

Competition in the job market is higher than ever, which makes it important to craft a standout application. Join us for this session to find out what gets you noticed and invited to interview. In this Factory Lunch Hour – Crafting Your Next Job Application, you will be given insight into the recruitment process in the cultural and creative sectors.

This session will be led by BCB’s Clare Wood and Natalie Armitage, who will use their expertise and experience in recruitment to demystify the job application process. They will also give participants an understanding of how best to respond to job adverts.


What will this session cover?

  • How to craft a cover letter
  • How to respond to a job specification
  • Why you should tailor your CV to each application
  • How to talk about transferable skills


Who is the session for?

  • Early career professionals in the cultural sector
  • Artists looking to branch out from individual practice
  • Students or early career professionals wanting to build a tool kit for a sustainable career


Who is delivering?

Clare Wood is the Artistic Director & Chief Executive of the British Ceramics Biennial, leading the BCB team in supporting and expanding opportunities for contemporary artists working in clay. Prior to this, Clare has worked in varied arts and heritage organisations in the UK and Europe and has sat on cultural and community charity and civic boards. For this event, Clare will be drawing upon her experience leading recruitment for roles ranging from entry-level to Chair of trustee boards.


Natalie Armitage is BCB’s Learning and Participation Manager. She manages the education strand of the BCB engagement programme.

Natalie has a background in art history, film, and material culture and 2016 completed her PhD in English and American Studies at University of Manchester. She has experience in a range of different education settings, having taught at college and university level and within informal settings through arts engagement work. Outside of BCB, Natalie maintains her own creative practice through writing and work in a range of media.

Natalie is also a Co-Chair of the board of Partners in Creative Learning (PiCL) and a board member of Stoke Creates. Through these roles Natalie has been part of the recruitment processes for many roles of different seniority.


Where does it take place?

Factory Lunch Hour – Crafting Your Next Job Application will take place online via Zoom.


How to book?

Book your free ticket via the individual event pages on the BCB website. Visit our What’s On page to see what other events are happening.


Online Access:

  • In advance of each event, we aim to share an overview of the event. This may include preparation tasks for the participant
  • We will enable captions for anyone to access during the event and download them after
  • We will record each online event so you can re-watch it
  • We will share a resource pack after the event. This will include summary notes, relevant links shared during the event, the event transcript and the event recording

If there is anything we can do to support your participation in the event, please email natalie@britishceramicsbiennial.com to discuss what we can put in place for you.


What is Factory?

This workshop is proudly run as part of the creative business support Factory, which is a partnership between Staffordshire Chambers of CommerceStaffordshire University, British Ceramics Biennial and ACAVA. The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development FundVisit our main Factory page for more information about other opportunities and workshops run through Factory.