Careers Advice and Guidance

We believe that employers should have a direct influence on the training of the future workforce so that young people are equipped with the skills they need when searching for jobs.

Creative Choices is an online hub of advice and opportunities for anyone that wants to work in a creative career. It has helped over three million people by delivering insights and knowledge from those that work in industry to those who aspire to do so.

Sitting alongside our online resource, we offer the following opportunities:

Careers Advice Clinics

Open to members and non-members, our clinics come to you to offer one-to-one or small group sessions that take young people through Creative Choices, giving them the tools to search and access industry endorsed information, advice and guidance to support their career aspirations and provide inspiration.

Creative Choices Live!

These events bring young people directly into the workplace to try out behind-the-scenes job roles and meet the staff doing them.

Our next Creative Choices Live! event is at the Portsmouth Guildhall on January 24th 2018.

Other Creative Choices events are hosted throughout the year, bringing young people directly into the workplace. Previous hosts have included:

  • Cambridge Junction
  • Dance East
  • Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
  • SAGE Gateshead
  • Birmingham Hippodrome

Ask An Expert – Live!

You will see Creative Choices partner with other skills and careers events, delivering ‘Ask an Expert’ advice clinics and panel debates at industry events including:

  • the Museums & Heritage Show
  • International Jewellery London
  • Theatrecraft
  • Skills London
  • The Skills Show

For more information, check the education updates or email

Education partner updates

Huw Morgan

 2 December 2019

Working with apprentices at Stockton Arts Centre

Apprentices at ARC Arts Centre

Robert West

 31 October 2019

National Skills Academy FE Leadership Summit 2019

Sarah Laverty

 11 October 2019

Colleges invited to sign up to this year’s Make Art Not War project

Up to 25 colleges can sign up

Sarah Laverty

 7 March 2019

Apprentices on top of the world at Sage Gateshead!

Belfast Metropolitan College photo

,  17 September 2018

NSA Leadership College Film and TV students excel

Belfast Met students winning in their field

Robert West photo

,  28 August 2018

Backstage Pass for Leadership Colleges

Gateshead College photo

,  25 May 2018

New scheme to create tech skills for the future

London South East Colleges - no photo available

London South East Colleges,  24 April 2018

Woolwich: London’s latest creative hub

The creative industries have arrived in Woolwich

Sarah Laverty

 26 February 2018

Students attend Portsmouth Guildhall’s fourth Creative Choices day

Creative Choices in Portsmouth

Robert West

 18 December 2017

NSA acheivements in 2017

What a year it has been!

Leadership Colleges