Links

Below are some of the key links to find out more about these routes and pathways into the creative sector. Please visit Creative Somerset for details of local Creative Businesses.

Training & Further Education

РA’Levels, BTECs, Diplomas, NVQS and more: www.careerpilot.org.uk
– Search for a course and training locally: www.learnsomerset.co.uk
– Arts Award National Qualification: www.artsaward.org.uk
– College and University courses and info on student life: www.ucas.com

Work Experience & Placements

РWork experience with local arts and cultural organisations; research local organisations listed on www.creativesomerset.com/directory
– Creative Career advice: ccskills.org.uk/careers

Creative Apprenticeships and Placements

– Creative Apprenticeships in a range of creative careers:
www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide/overview
www.creativeskillset.org
www.ccskills.org.uk/careers/jobs
www.thecreativesociety.co.uk

Volunteering & Work Shadowing

– Volunteer and develop creative projects:
www.vinspired.com
www.voluntaryarts.org
www.csv.org.uk/volunteering/youth
– Research local organisations listed on www.creativesomerset.com/directory

Paid Internships & Employment

– Develop your creative career: www.ccskills.org.uk/careers
– Careers advice and guidance: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

– Job Profiles:
www.creativeskillset.org/creative_industries
www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs_creative_arts_and_design.htm

Starting your own Business

– Training and support:

www.schoolforcreativestartups.com; www.princes-trust.org.uk/need_help/enterprise_programme.aspx:
– Financial Support:

www.virginstartup.org

www.kickstarter.com

www.crowdfunder.co.uk