Discover! Creative Careers Programme is back for National Careers Week

18 February 2021

Discover! Creative Careers Week is an online programme aimed at introducing students to different careers and workplaces across the creative industries. It takes place during National Careers Week 2021, running from 1st to 5th March 2021. If you are an employer or individual working in creative industries, find out how to get involved.

Discover! Creative Careers Programme is back for National Careers Week

This year, Discover! Creative Careers will include films, virtual tours, Q&A panels and a suite of online resources that feature companies across England.

Running from 1st to 5th March 2021, the participants in this year's programme will include world-leading shoe makers, gaming and television businesses, as well as transformational heritage sites, theatres and craft companies.

Discover! Creative Careers 2021 follows on from a successful live event in November 2019, where hundreds of organisations opened their doors to thousands of students. Although the circumstances are different this year, there are still opportunities for employers and individuals to join this mission.

If you want to inspire and inform young people from all backgrounds about careers within the creative industries, then there are several ways that you can get involved.


  • Volunteer to be part of an online panel of experts
  • Create your own Discover!CreativeCareers online insight event or resource and connect it to local schools and colleges
  • Join the online campaign and make some noise - use the hashtag #DiscoverCreativeCareers
  • Offer virtual work experience
  • Promote your existing digital resources and remote events

CLICK HERE to find out more about the programme

DOWNLOAD an Industry pack with detailed info on how to get involved.

DOWNLOAD a Teacher pack for the Schools Video Programme.


Discover! Creative Careers is an initiative by the UK creative industries to make it easier for young people to find careers in the creative industries. It was originally funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Its 2020/21 funding comes from Arts Council England.

While Covid-19 has affected many parts of the creative industries, it remains one of the backbones of the UK‘s economy and we are confident that this resilient sector will grow back both stronger and fairer. Discover! Creative Careers is committed to being part of that change by informing and inspiring young people from all backgrounds about the
creative career opportunities available.

Discover! Creative Careers is being delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills and ScreenSkills, alongside delivery partners Creative Industries Federation and The Careers and Enterprise Company.

Find out more at DiscoverCreative.Careers

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