Get involved with the Creative Careers Programme

By being involved in the Creative Careers Programme you will join with the rest of the creative industries to bring about genuine change. Through our shared mission and a coordinated approach, we can make a far bigger impact together than would be possible alone.

It is vital that we work in partnership with those across industry who are already providing careers advice, materials, and initiatives for young people in order to identify where we can jointly publicise, connect and upscale initiatives and share learning and insight for the benefit of England's creative industries at large.

There are many ways to get involved:

Leading industry figures are encouraged to give their time by delivering inspiring assembly talks through Speakers for Schools

Speakers for Schools arrange for the UK’s top industry leaders to deliver inspirational talks in state secondary schools, giving students opportunities to hear more about our sector. Please contact Speakers for Schools directly for more information, or to join the network, by emailing Programme Manager Carly Wilkinson.

Provide work experience placements to young people who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity with the help of S4SNextGen

Speakers for Schools make it possible for busy, top sector firms and institutions to host state school students for work experience through S4SNext Gen. Please contact Programme Manager Oli Wells for more for more information on how they can help with your placements.

Offer industry insight and advice to a local school by becoming an Enterprise Adviser.

An Enterprise Adviser is a volunteer from business who works closely with the headteacher or Senior Leadership Team of a school or college to provide strategic support.  An Enterprise Adviser uses their business experience and professional networks to help develop and implement an effective careers strategy that puts opportunities with local employers at the heart of a young person’s education. Find out more about becoming an Enterprise Adviser and express your interest.

Open up your doors as part of Discover! Creative Careers, new national week in which hundreds of employers host young people.

The week taking place between 18 – 22 November will provide an opportunity for young people to learn more about what takes place in our sector and diversity of opportunities for work within it. You can find out more about it here.

Partner with the Creative Industries Federation to deliver a series of immersive events with young people.

The Creative Industries Federation will be partnering with creative businesses and organisations to deliver a series of immersive events for 11-16 year olds, with the aim of inspiring them to learn more about the creative industries and what might be possible with creative skills when they leave school. If you are interested in delivering an event, or already offer something similar and might be able to share your expertise, please contact Annie Lydford.

For press and media enquires, please contact:
Bonnie Smith, Creative & Cultural Skills CCP Communications Manager

For any general enquires about the Creative Careers Programme, please contact: