Discover! Creative Careers Week returns – join us to inspire a generation

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Help us to inspire the next generation by opening your doors (virtually or in person!) to local young people, providing insight and inspiration for how to forge a career in the creative industries.

We’re inviting employers to sign up to Discover! Creative Careers Week from today via the dedicated website.

There is no set entryway into the creative industries, and it is difficult for those beginning to consider a career to see a way in. Discover Creative Careers exists to demonstrate the opportunities of our industry to young people aged 11-18, to inspire the next generation, and ensure that there is a larger and more diverse intake of talent into the creative industries. Discover Creative Careers is funded by DCMS, with additional support from Arts Council England.

The England-wide programme, which demystifies pathways to a career in the creative industries, is calling for employers in the sector to get involved in this year’s Discover! Creative Careers Week and year-round events. We’d especially love to hear from employers working in architecture, fashion, CreaTech, design and publishing.

Ways to be involved:

  • Be a panellist on an online insight as part of a year-round events programme
  • Give a talk at a local school
  • Host a tour at your place of work during Discover! Creative Careers Week 13th – 17th November 2023

Learn more and sign up at the Discover! Creative Careers website.

Past employers who have been involved include National Trust, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Pinewood Studios, Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Channel 4, Norwich Theatre Royal, Birmingham Museums Trust, Cockpit Arts, the Financial Times, Kudos TV, The National Archives, xsite Architecture, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Colston Hall, Burberry and Hachette Publishing, plus many more.

Discover! Creative Careers is a national event, and is committed to working with schools and young people based in the following priority areas:

London: Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Croydon, Enfield, Newham

Midlands: Ashfield, Bolsover, Boston, Chesterfield, Corby, Derby, Dudley, East Lindsay, East Northamptonshire, Northampton, Nottingham, North East Derbyshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Mansfield, South Derbyshire, Sandwell, Stoke on Trent, Tamworth, Walsall, Wellingborough, Wolverhampton

North: Barnsley, Barrow in Furness, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Bradford, Copeland, County Durham, Doncaster, Kirklees, Knowsley, North East Lincolnshire, Oldham, Rochdale, Rotherham, Selby, Scarborough, South Tyneside, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Wigan

East/South East: Basildon, Breckland, Crawley, Dover, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Forest Heath, Great Yarmouth, Hastings, Ipswich, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Luton, Medway, Norwich, Peterborough, Slough, Tendring, Waveney

South West: Gloucester, Gosport, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, New Forest, North Devon, North Somerset, Portsmouth, Rushmoor, South Somerset, Swindon, West Somerset, Weymouth and Portland.