The Creative Careers Programme has launched a new one-stop-shop website to help young people discover the range of jobs in creative industries
Young people from local Derby schools at Open Door's Ignite at Derby Theatre - one of the Creative Careers Programme employer-led events.DiscoverCreative.Careers is designed to help students and their parents, guardians and teachers find out more about the careers in industries including advertising, architecture, fashion, film and television, museums and galleries, performing arts and publishing - and the routes to them.
Careers opportunities in the creative industries are increasing daily with employment in the sector growing three times faster than the rest of the UK economy – which means there are good jobs, many of which young people may not heard of, for those with the right skills. This brand-new website will allow young people to filter searches according to individual interests and produce a personalised selection of potential roles. It then directs its users to job descriptions and case studies on the websites of the expert partners in the initiative and to live opportunities for work experience or workplace visits where available.
“The launch marks a critical moment for industry who face significant skills gaps in the coming years - we must work together to inform and inspire a much wider and more diverse group of young people into our workforce to ensure our thriving sector remains world-leading.” Simon Dancey
Aimee Higgins, Director of Employers & Partnerships, The Careers & Enterprise Company, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the industry to make these resources and activities available to schools, colleges and young people across England. We hope young people from all backgrounds are inspired to explore the exciting opportunities that the creative industries have to offer.”
Dr Simon Dancey, Chief Executive of Creative & Cultural Skills, said: “The launch marks a critical moment for industry who face significant skills gaps in the coming years - we must work together to inform and inspire a much wider and more diverse group of young people into our workforce to ensure our thriving sector remains world-leading.”
The initiative is part of the Creative Careers Programme, an industry-led project being delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills, ScreenSkills and the Creative Industries Federation supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports as part of the Government’s industrial strategy. The programme consists of a number of practical and sustainable activities and resources and November this year, it will launch of the first Discover! Creative Careers Week which will see over 450 employers opening their doors to thousands of students across England.