Image of teenage school student behind a camera in a gallery, taken at Tyneside Cinema as part of Discover! Creative Careers Week 2019

Fair opportunities to build skilled careers in the creative industries.

Careers for all

Discover! Creative Careers

An award-winning programme designed to introduce, inform and inspire young people from all backgrounds about the thousands of job roles and pathways that exist.

read more

Creative Kickstart

Supporting the creation of roles for unemployed young people through Creative Kickstart, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.

read more

Cultural Ambition Wales

A long-term training programme providing young people in Wales with skills and work experience across the cultural heritage sector.

read more

Backstage tours

Giving students exclusive behind-the-scenes access to major international festivals and stadium concerts.

read more

Creative Industries Awareness Training

A training session to introduce careers professionals to the creative industries, the types of jobs that exist and the pathways into them, with a focus on vocational entry routes.

read more

Welsh National Opera Design Challenge 2023

We're teaming up with Welsh National Opera to deliver their Design Challenge 2023 for colleges and universities, giving students an opportunity to respond to a live industry brief and offering tutors in-person and online CPD.

read more

Podcast:
Apprenticeships work for other sectors, do they work for ours?

Featuring Bendy Ashfield, former Apprenticeships Manager at Royal Opera House; Jakki Jeffery, Head of Faculty, Creative Industries at Edinburgh College; Emma Blake Morsi, a Multidisciplinary Arts Producer; and Ellen Johnson, a Project Officer at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

Listen to episode

Meet the Creative Kickstarter:
Bella Casson

Find out how Bella's placement with Brighter Sound in Manchester has developed her skills and impacted on her future plans.

read more

Exploring apprenticeships with Manchester Museum

We met with Barinur Rashid, Secondary science and post 16 Learning Coordinator and Maya Chowdhury, Cultural Learning & Participation Officer Apprentice at Manchester Museum to find out more about their apprenticeship programme and hear directly from Maya on her experience as an apprentice within the cultural heritage sector.

read more

A Manager's Guide to Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are an important route for training and diversifying talent across our sector, offering an alternative progression route into sustainable careers. This guide for employers covers everything you need to know when considering taking on an apprentice.

Download the guide

Meet the Creative Kickstarter:
Izzy Barber

‘I’ve really been encouraged to put my own ideas forward and to have a go at different things and to learn'

read more

Meet the Creative Kickstarter:
Karmal Waters

'Kickstart has allowed me to build up my self confidence and go into an industry that I’ve not been in before and use my transferable skills I gained from retail.'

read more

Meet Ottie Foster-Alexander

Watch our short film featuring Ottie on his first Cultural Ambition placement at Plas Mawr in Conwy.
read more