Get Creative Careers
Discover more about the creative industries and how you might get involved.
This resource is for you to find out about some of the creative opportunities on offer that can help you on your journey into the creative industries – one of the fastest growing industries in the economy!
Use it to:
- find answers to any questions you might have about starting your creative career.
- discover more about the many different jobs there are in the creative sector
- follow the links to create your own pathway into an exciting career
Doing a creative job for a living is an enviable position to be in. It’s quite rare to be able to do something you’re passionate about for your day job, so if you manage to start and build a career in the Creative Industries, it’s likely you’ll enjoy a lot of job satisfaction
The creative sector is a competitive environment and it’ll take drive and determination to succeed, not only to find employment but also to develop within a role.
There’s no set career route and it’s common to do unpaid volunteering or work for a low salary to build up valuable experience and contacts. Many people in this industry start their own business by working freelance, so basic business skills such as planning and financial skills are essential.
Confidence to market yourself, network and develop commercial awareness are all important. Networking is particularly important to increase your chance of future employment. Taking a proactive approach and using every opportunity possible to make contacts will be a necessary and on-going process.
There are endless ways into the Creative Industries, and everyone’s journey is unique. However, for some starting points and ideas, here are some of the pathways available…
- Training & Further Education
- Work Experience & Placements
- Creative Apprenticeships and Placements
- Volunteering & Work Shadowing
- Paid Internships & Employment
- Starting your own Business
Please see our Links pages for more information and guidance.
This project is still growing and new films will be added regularly.
We are very keen to hear from you if you have any suggestions for topics you would like to see included.
Please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.