Discover! Industry Insights
A series of online careers events and activities providing students aged 16+ with in-depth insight into specific job roles across the cultural sector.
Discover! Industry Insight events are designed to give students aged 16 – 24 an opportunity to understand specific job functions within the cultural sector by providing interactions with real employers who will guide them through a ‘deep dive’ of various roles through online events, resources and takeaway tasks.
The events are shaped and led by industry, with support from Creative & Cultural Skills, so each is different and responds directly to the types of occupations they cover.
Our recent pilot Discover! Industry Insight programme took place between 10th - 21st May 2021 and explored the following areas:
Offstage and Scenic Production with Industry Insights led by White Light, Royal Opera House Production Workshop and Birmingham Repertory Company
World of Making with Industry Insights led by Devon Guild and Rush Matters
New Technology with Industry Insights led by FACT Liverpool and Rose Bruford College/Copper Candle
Conservation, Curation and Collections with Industry Insights led by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) and University of Cambridge Museums
The Discover! Industry Insight pilot programme has been funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and is being delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills as part of Discover! Creative Careers, an initiative led by the UK creative industries to ensure there is a larger and more diverse intake of talent via a broader range of pathways into the creative industries.
Since launching in 2019, Discover! Creative Careers has reached over 200,000 young people through a programme of events and online resources designed to inspire and inform young people from all backgrounds about creative careers. This includes the DiscoverCreative.Careers website, home to a suite of films, lesson plans and a student-led careers finder.
While the majority of the resources have been created for younger students aged 11 – 16, the following areas may be useful in preparation for the Discover! Industry Insight day:
- Lesson plan: Introducing the creative industries
- Lesson plan: Finding a role for you (an introduction to the careers finder)
- Lesson plan: Focus on performing arts
- Lesson plan: Focus on museums
- Lesson plan: Focus on crafts