A one-stop-shop website to help young people discover the range of jobs available across all the creative industries is now live.
DiscoverCreative.Careers is designed to help students and their parents, guardians and teachers find out more about the careers in industries including advertising, architecture, fashion, film and television, museums and galleries, performing arts and publishing - and the routes to them.
Image: Young people from local Derby schools at Open Door's Ignite at Derby Theatre - one of the Creative Careers Programme employer-led events
The creative industries are growing three times faster than the UK economy as a whole and to meet the predicted growth, there is a need for more young people to choose a career in one of the UK’s most dynamic sectors. The new site will signpost users to the full range of jobs available to counter an historic dearth of good careers information for the creative sector.
The initiative is part of the Creative Careers Programme being delivered by ScreenSkills, Creative & Cultural Skills and the Creative Industries Federation supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports as part of the Government’s industrial strategy.
UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre were amongst 12 organisations that worked with the lead partners to provide sector-specific expert information and content for DiscoverCreative.Careers.
By filtering searches according to individual interests, the website produces a personalised selection of potential roles. It then directs young people to job descriptions and case studies on the websites of the expert partners in the initiative and to live opportunities for work experience or workplace visits where available.
Young people can save their unique results page, personalised to their own interests and talents, as their own learning resource.
A dedicated part of the site provides teachers, careers advisors and educators with up-to-date statistics on creative careers, lesson resources and an address book of useful organisations.
Employers are also encouraged to get involved by promoting opportunities for events or work experience and showcase the experiences of young people visiting creative businesses to inspire others.
DiscoverCreative.Careers will form a safe and accessible network between industry, education and young people across the UK.
The soft launch will be followed by further development work in response to the user experience of students, parents, teachers and careers advisers in coming months.
For further information on the DiscoverCreative.Careers website, please contact Louise Jury, Director of Communications and Marketing, on 020 7713 9883 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Elisabeth ten Cate, Communications Officer, on 020 7713 9835
Date Published: 25 September 2019