Discover! Creative Careers At The Elgiva
The Elgiva is thrilled to be taking part in the first-ever Discover! Creative Careers Week.
Taking place across England from w/c 18th November and at The Elgiva on Saturday 23rd November, Discover! will see over 500 employers from across the creative industries opening their doors to thousands of young people to inspire and inform the next generation of workers.
Discover! Creative Careers Week is part of the Creative Careers Programme (CCP), a programme of practical activities and resources that aims to diversify and increase the number of young people entering into the creative industries. It 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. Ensuring that careers in the creative economy are more accessible to a wider range of people and maximising the creative talent of the next generation, The Elgiva is looking forward to playing its part in this exciting outreach programme.
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. We aim to celebrate creative careers and to highlight the sheer number of roles available within the creative industries and the pathways into them, by putting real names and faces behind the job titles.
The Creative Careers Programme is being delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills, ScreenSkills and the Creative Industries Federation in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company and Speakers for Schools.