Creative Careers Programme

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

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.

This DCMS supported programme will directly engage young people at school and college, and careers advisers, to raise awareness of the employment opportunities in the creative industries and the creative economy (including creative occupations in other industrial sectors); strengthen education-industry partnerships; develop entry routes; and improve employment outcomes and the sector’s recruitment practices.

Through the programme around 2 million young people will be able to access better advice about pursuing a creative career, and leading organisations and individuals from across the creative industries will engage with more than 160,000 school-age students by March 2020.

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The programme is being delivered by ​​Creative & Cultural Skills, ScreenSkills​ and the ​Creative Industries Federation​ in partnership with the ​Careers and Enterprise Company​ and ​Speakers for Schools​.