The Creative Careers Programme
Updated October 2020
Careers opportunities in the creative industries are increasing daily with employment in the sector growing three times faster than the rest of the UK economy. This growth shows no signs of slowing down, yet many young people and those that support their career choices aren’t aware of the breadth of roles and vast areas of work available – we want to change that.
The Creative Careers Programme (CCP) exists to inform and inspire young people about careers that they may have never even heard of, and the skills and qualifications they need to succeed in those careers when they leave school.
Through a programme of practical activities and resources, the CCP will inform young people directly about the opportunities in this world-leading sector through meaningful encounters with industry professionals,online tools, training and support for teachers, parents, guardians and careers professionals, support for employers and more.
The programme has been kick-started with funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and has been shaped and supported directly by creative businesses, institutions, trade bodies and individuals across England. Together, we will ensure that careers in the creative economy are more accessible to a wider range of people and that we maximise the creative talent of the next generation.