Great organisations and useful resources
Below are some of the useful links to find out more about the routes and pathways into this sector.
- is the industry skills body for the Creative Industries. It works across film, television, radio, fashion and textiles, animation, games, visual effects, publishing, advertising and marketing communications. Includes Careers Navigator with films on job roles, guidance on getting started in the creative industries and courses . Check out their YouTube channel and The Creative Matters podcast.
Interested in digital storytelling, visual effects or animation? Creative Skillset has partnered with a range of organisations to develop free online training course to help creative professionals enhance their skills.
- creative networking platform for creative people. Now with over 45,000 users and whole host of competitions, bursaries, creative employer vacancies, training schemes and networking events. FREE to sign up and easy to set up a profile/portfolio.
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– is an online network by The Creative Society run for and by young people starting out their careers in the creative industries
– is a resource for anyone that wants to work in a creative career. We promote jobs, advice articles and blogs from practitioners in the creative sector. We also hold live events for 13-16 year olds and have an online panel of industry experts to answer your questions.
– Arts Council England’s free mailing list service, listing adverts for a range of job opportunities within the art and culture sector.
Creative and Cultural Skills
– gives young people opportunities to work and learn in the creative industries, providing careers advice and guidance, promotion of apprenticeships and delivers activite for young people through the National Skills Academy network.
– Digital Design Career Zone – access to information and guidance about the digital design sector and digital design careers.
Get Creative Careers
– dedicated to resources and ideas for anyone looking to work in the Creative Industries.
– Careers advice and Job profiles
Creative Access fills a gap in the current creative landscape by helping young people from black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, to secure paid training opportunities in creative companies, and supporting them into full-time employment. Register to become a Creative Access intern.
Creative Youth Network
– helps young people, no matter what their background or circumstances, to reach their own potential through careers advice, support for emerging artists, musicians, performers and creatives aged16-25 years old.
Creative Careers Roadshow
Create Glos worked in partnership with the G First LEP to support a Creative Careers Roadshow into secondary schools. Some of the interns and apprentices as part of the Creative Employment Programme were interviewed in this 18 minute film featuring different creative pathways for young people.
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The Prince’s Trust – Youth Can Do It
Works with 18-30 year olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise programme, including training and mentoring support to funding and resources.
Gloucester Business Support Programme
– Gloucester City Council’s Business Support Programme offers a range of practical help and support whether you are already in business or thinking of taking your first steps.
Cheltenham Borough Council
- has partnered with Gloucestershire Enterprise to offer free business support clinics at the municipal offices in Cheltenham.
Cheltenham Enterprise Club
- Anyone thinking of starting a business can book a free one day course to explore ideas, start planning and understanding the skills needed and the regulatory requirements involved. It can also help you work through your idea and provide information about the risks and rewards of running your own business.
The Growth Hub
– can help your business maximise its potential with one to one advice and support in 35+ locations around Gloucestershire.
University of Gloucestershire Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE)
- aimed at Gloucestershire based entrepreneurs and start-ups – from pre-start ambitious individuals with a business idea to current SME business owners (trading for less than 3 years). The project offers a range of free events, workshops, reviews, and resources, helping to turn ideas into reality and grow successful enterprises. For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org