Discover! Creative Careers Week 2023

Discover! Creative Careers Week returns this year from 13th - 17th November 2023.

The new hybrid event will seek to support hundreds of employers to open their doors to thousands of young people, alongside online encounters to ensure nobody misses out.

Employers will be encouraged to lead interactive workshops, tours, talks and much more, giving students the hands-on careers experiences that is proven to make a difference to future decision-making.

Registration for industry hosts and schools/colleges who want to take part in the 2023 Discover! Creative Careers Week is now open, please register at the links below.

For schools and colleges

Take part in Discover! Creative Careers Week 2023

For industry

Host an online or in-person event

The first Discover! Creative Careers Week took place in November 2019. The England-wide event inspired students aged 11+ about the types of roles and career pathways available across the creative industries. Companies offered a range of practical experiences, from workshops, demonstrations, interactive tours, panel discussions and ‘The Apprentice’ style challenges.

Those that opened their doors included the National Trust, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Pinewood Studios, Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Channel 4, Norwich Theatre Royal, Birmingham Museums Trust, Cockpit Arts, the Financial Times, Kudos TV, The National Archives, xsite Architecture, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Colston Hall, Burberry and Hachette Publishing, plus many more.

In 2o21, Arts Council England supported the delivery of a digital Discover! Creative Careers Week which took place in National Careers Week and saw the development of a suite of videos and resources that provide insight into a range of roles and sectors across the creative industries.