We work across the four nations of the UK to create an inclusive and skilled cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice.

About us

What we’re doing

We’re working to create fair and inclusive opportunities within the creative and cultural sectors.

How are we doing this?

By raising awareness and shaping skills, education, and employment best practices. We provoke action and enable learning opportunities which are driving change and helping build an inclusive, skilled sector. We’re stimulating the creation of pathways to sustainable careers in the UK’s world-leading creative industries – especially for young people and for those who are furthest from the workplace.

Our team of experts across all four nations of the United Kingdom share the following mission:

  • Improving understanding and awareness of career options across the cultural sector.
  • Working to remove barriers to entry and progression for young people from underrepresented groups and disadvantaged communities.
  • Informing and helping the sector respond to changes in the technical education system.
  • Work with employers to realise the benefits of an inclusive workforce – feeding diverse talent into the workforce, and helping the sector to prosper.
  • Advocating and campaigning for systemic and policy changes that will improve opportunities for young people within the sector.

What we offer

Through programmes of training, the provision of regularly updated tools & resources, live and online events, one to one support, sector updates and research, we provoke action and enable learning opportunities that drive change and help to build an inclusive skilled sector.

Working with cultural employers, education providers and careers professionals, we help support the UK cultural workforce development through advice and guidance. This includes our information resources and written guides covering topics such as Apprenticeships (including curriculum materials for Apprenticeship Training Providers), Internships, Best Practice Approaches to Recruitment, Career Insight Programmes, Diversity & Inclusion and how to introduce a Workforce Development Policy.

Our staff across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland provide regional sector support. Regional and national networking events bring people together to explore best practice, discuss relevant topics and themes impacting on the sector, celebrate successes and create opportunities to connect.

As well as our workforce development events, we offer industry insight days for students, and Continuing Professional Development sessions for college tutors.

Company information

Creative and Cultural Industries Limited is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales.

  • Registered offices: Third Floor, Priory Place, New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP
  • Company no. 05122855
  • VAT no. GB987725455
  • Creative and Cultural Industries Ltd is registered in England as Charity no. 1105974
  • Creative and Cultural Industries Ltd is registered in Scotland as Charity no. SC042165
  • Creative and Cultural Industries Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, registration no. Z9353021

Welsh Language Scheme

The following document shows Creative & Cultural Skills’ commitment to working in Welsh in Wales. Please direct any comments or queries to info@ccskills.org.uk

Mae’r ddogfen a ganlyn yn dangos ymroddiad Sgiliau Creadigol a Diwylliannol i weithio trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yng Nghymru. Gallwch gyfeirio unrhyw sylwadau neu ymholiadau i info@ccskills.org.uk