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Starting his career in the steel works, Mike Benson shares his journey into heritage management and gives his top 5 tips for becoming a director.
Julia Rowntree and Duncan Hooson run Clayground Collective, an organisation which inspires people to dig for clay and create crafts. After winning a Craft Skills Award, they were able to fund their future work.
Peter Sillitoe is the Research Associate for the Shalt Project (Shakespearean London Theatres). He explains how he got into research and the path he chose.
Lucy set up her designer silver jewellery company, Lucy Q Designs, after a degree in jewellery design. She now sells her pieces to stockists in the UK and hosts a show on The Jewellery Channel.
Former gymnast Zoe Jones studied at London's Circus Space, working other jobs to pay the bills in between performing opportunities.
Having previously worked in the construction industry, Phil hadn’t considered working in arts and culture. But since doing an admin support internship at the Royal Opera House through the Creative Employment Programme, he now can’t see himself doing anything else.
Graham Gilhooly is a Senior Designer for 20/20 Productions. He started off by studying graphic design at college and loves having the opportunity to be creative every day.
Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.
James is a Digital Marketing Apprentice at RentalCars.com, a role he found through the Juice Academy in Manchester. He spoke to Creative Choices about his experience and why he's proud to be an apprentice.
Music-loving Joe started out as an apprentice at Columbia Records. He discusses what he learned and gives his thoughts on apprenticeships.
Nikki started off in branding and print design. After realising her skills were more people- and process-focused, she moved over into client services.
Graham Coatman works as a composer, musical director and pianist. He also lectures and is artistic director of a music festival.
Deptford John has been a guitar technician for over 30 years, looking after bands' gear and instruments and teaching others how to run a tour.
Simon is Head of Design on the comic 2000AD and at Rebellion Publishing, who also publish sci-fi/horror fiction.
Katie Goodfellow is a Public Relations and Digital Account Manager at Represent in Scotland. She works with clients to understand their goals and challenges, and put in place a communications strategy which works for them.
Catherine Haines is the Head of HR for nine cultural institutions in Birmingham. She shares what she does in her job and how to get started in HR.
Amelia is the art director and founder of Amelia's Magazine, which posts on art, design, music and fashion. She commissions work from illustrators and is in charge of the magazine's look and feel.
Fiona found her Arts Administration apprenticeship through Creative Choices, and just a few months later she agreed to speak to us about how things are going!
Elspeth Murray recites her poem that was included at the International Initiative in Mental Health Leadership Conference in Edinburgh, where she conducted poetry workshops.
Annie Rigby is resident director at Northern Stage. After studying English, she spent time temping in an arts centre finance department before getting her big break.
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