Think beyond the obvious

There’s more to the Creative Industries than you might think

Did you know you don’t have to be creative to work in the Creative Industries? The Creative Industries is the fastest growing sector in the UK’s economy and is booming with job opportunities. This sector needs communicators, engineers, entrepreneurs, makers, organisers, scientists, and technologists. And of course, creatives too….

Love working with numbers? Why not become a production accountant? Production companies are always on the look out for people who can help keep their accounts in order. Or, you may be thinking about becoming an engineer, well the TV industry needs more broadcast engineers. No matter your skill/interest, there’s a career for you in the Creative Industries.

Get connected

Hiive, Creative Skillset’s online community for creative people will connect you with creative courses, apprenticeship vacancies and jobs. It costs nothing to sign up to Hiive, so join now and see what all the ‘buzz’ is about.

Pick the Tick

With so many creative courses and apprenticeships out there, we know that choosing the best apprenticeship or degree course can be challenging. We’ve awarded The Creative Skillset Tick to courses that prove they connect with industry and teach professional skills that make sure students graduate work-ready.

Plus, research shows that Tick course graduates are three times more likely to get a job in the Creative Industries. So if you want to get your career off to a good start, don’t forget to #PickTheTick.

Are you a teacher or careers advisor?

Creative Skillset helps teachers and careers advisors to open up a world of creative opportunities to their students. We've a fun resource you can use to help young people discover how they can use their interests to build a career. Request your pack here. If you are looking for careers advice to guide your students, be sure to follow our careers swarm on Hiive to stay up-to-date on creative careers.

Find out more about how you can start a career in the Creative Industries

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