Inspiring, informing and supporting over two million teenagers into the creative industries through training, awareness, opportunities and industry-led initiatives.

Image courtesy of Tyneside Cinema as part of their Discover! Creative Careers Week 2019

Image courtesy of Tyneside Cinema as part of their Discover! Creative Careers Week 2019

The Creative Careers Programme (CCP) is an integrated industry-led programme of activity across England that is working to ensure there is a larger and more diverse intake of talent and a broader range of routes into the creative industries, a commitment of the Creative Industries Sector Deal.

Not only do we need to help a wider range of young people learn about the variety of occupations across the creative industries, we must also help employers think a little differently about who and how they recruit new and diverse talent to help fill skills gaps, and ensure our sector can thrive for years to come.

Through a programme of practical activities and resources, the CCP informs young people directly about the opportunities in this world-leading sector through meaningful encounters with industry professionals, online tools, training and support for teachers, parents, guardians and careers professionals, support for employers and more.

Since launching the CCP in March 2019, we’ve worked with our partners across the creative industries to deliver over 1000 hands-on experiences and introduce over 200,000 young people to the range of job roles across our world-leading sector.

The programme was kick-started with funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, it is being delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills, ScreenSkills and the Creative Industries Federation. The most recent Discover! Creative Careers Week 2021 was funded by Arts Council England.

Find out more and explore the resources and careers finder on the programme's website,

For any general enquires about the Creative Careers Programme, please contact: [email protected]


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