Discover! Creative Careers is a week-long event launching this year in England which will see hundreds of employers from across the creative industries opening their doors to young people to inspire and inform the next generation of workers. It’s an opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate the variety of roles and pathways available and ensure the future demands of our vibrant sector are met by a strong and diverse workforce.
We’re asking employers to join the Discover! Creative Careers week by welcoming local school students aged 11+ into your organisation for just one day within the week of 18th–22nd November 2019.
Organisations taking part will be fully supported through every stage of the process with resource packs, templates and one to one guidance, but we encourage all participating companies to show off and share their specialist sector knowledge and showcase the work of all departments in a way that suits them best. This could be through a a rolling tours programme, a series of talks and demonstrations or an interactive masterclass for example – the choice is theirs.
By signing up, organisations will not only be inspiring local young people and encouraging them into a career within the creative industries sector, they will also be part of a nationwide drive to improve careers information, which has employers and inclusivity at its heart. The ‘open doors’ approach is vital in this - evidence shows that young people who are exposed to real workplaces and their associated job roles and functions, are much more confident and informed about making future career choices.