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Nationwide Creative Careers Programme and new website

Bringing together careers information and opportunities from creative organisations in one explorable directory.

Posted: 10/03/2022

Are you an arts and cultural organisation running an event or activity about careers in the Creative Industries?

You can enter your Creative Careers actvities on the Creative Careers Programme website. The website is free to use for
organisations wanting to promote an event or activity aimed at inspiring young
people aged 14-24 about careers in the creative industries. They welcome a wide
range of events and activities that help develop creative skills for young
people or provide creative careers advice. 

Are you a school or youth organisation looking for events or activities about careers in the Ceative Industries for the young people you work with?

Have a look at the current opportunities coming up on the Creative Careers website. If you want to find out more about what is on offer in Lewisham, get in touch with our Creative Careers Programme Coordinator, Natalie Clarke. You can also read an overview of our programme in the PDF below.

Want to find out more about the national programme?

Through a programme of practical activities and
resources, the CCP will inform young people directly about the opportunities in
this world-leading sector through meaningful encounters with industry
professionals, online tools, training and support for teachers, parents,
guardians and careers professionals, support for employers and more.

The programme has been kick-started with funding
from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and has been shaped
and supported directly by creative businesses, institutions, trade bodies and
individuals across England. Together, they will ensure that careers in the
creative economy are more accessible to a wider range of people and that they
maximise the creative talent of the next generation.

Current activities include:

  • Discover! Creative Careers Week, a brand-new
    England-wide open doors week taking place 18 – 22 November which will see
    over 450 employers welcome over 30,000 students into their organisations
    to introduce them to the workplace through various activities including
    interactive talks programmes, workshops and tours. They’re also supporting
    the delivery of similar, year-round events.
  • Working with Speakers For Schools they’ve signed up over 150 new senior sector leaders from across the
    creative industries who have so far given over 250 talks to more than
    33,000 students. They’ve also supported over 60 creative organisations to
    sign up to host dedicated work experience opportunities with bespoke
    support from S4SNextGen.
  • They’re working with the Careers and Enterprise
    Company (CEC) to encourage leaders from across the creative industries to
    become enterprise
    for their local schools. We’re also providing
    regional training for the CEC’s Enterprise Coordinators that will help
    broaden their understanding about the creative industries and the range of
    occupations that exist, so they can fully support schools to develop their
    career plans.
  • We’ve initiated the development of best
    practice approaches to recruitment for employers to help them better
    understand the steps they could be taking to attract a more diverse range
    of talent into the sector.

More information here.

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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