For students and parents

Where can I find out more?

Want to find out more about the creative industries? Explore these industry-specific sites below to get started...

Advertising and marketing

The Institute for Practitioners in Advertising (IPA)

A ‘one stop shop’ of information and advice on careers in advertising, including advertising job profiles, interview advice and FAQs.

The Advertising Association

The Advertising Association represents UK advertisers, agencies, media owners, and tech companies. They promote the role and rights of responsible advertising – advertising that is trusted, inclusive and sustainable – and its value to people, society, businesses and the economy.


Go Construct

Explore architectural roles in construction and find out about routes in. Use the interactive construction site to see what goes on around the architects.

Royal Institute of British Architects

Find out how to become an architect and advice for studying to be an architect under ‘Education, CPD and careers’


The Crafts Council

Get inspired by the stories of makers in the member directory, and find job profiles, free making free tutorials and information and advice for your future craft business.


Explore Cockpit’s network of over 160 makers and designers – see interviews, exhibitions, and more.

Heritage Crafts

Watch recorded conversations with craftspeople, find makers and workshops on the ‘craft map’, read case studies of makers who made it, and find out about endangered crafts.

Design: product, graphic and fashion design

Design Business Association (DBA)

Find design industry job profiles in the ‘All about design’ section of the website.

Design Council

Find resources to learn about how to design inclusively and for our planet under ‘Skills & Learning’. Find interviews under ‘Championing The Value of Design’ in the ‘Our Work’ section of the website.

UK Fashion and Textiles Association (UKFT)

Find information about routes into fashion - from apprenticeships, to bootcamps, to T-levels, and more information on careers in the industry.

Film, TV, video, radio and photography

Blue Zoo Animation Studio

Explore the studio blog for opportunities, behind the scenes of an animation production company, and more. Get inspired by the careers section to see the kinds of job available and how to apply for them.


See what life is like for the people working at this animation and VFX studio, with interviews and glimpses of on-the-job training and classes for Framestore artists

Association of Photographers

Find guides to the industry like job roles in photography and a mental health guide for creatives under ‘Information’. See recommended photography courses under ‘Find…’


Browse job profiles and career maps to find a role for you in the screen industries, and explore training, events, e-learning, mentoring opportunities, bursaries and more to help you get in.

Audio UK

Find job roles and tip for getting into audio production (radio and podcast). You could also watch the recorded webinars with business and industry tips for people who already work in audio to inspire you.

IT, software and computer services

Creative Assembly

Find the Creative Chronicles series for insights, advice, and masterclass content from experts in games development, and other resources. Get inspired by current job openings, including traineeships.

The Academy of International Extended Reality

Explore XR job profiles, find case studies and articles about the latest in immersive technology and events for people who want to find out more.

Access VFX

Browse job roles, watch videos and read about careers in VFX. Listen to the ACCESS:VFX podcast.


Browse job profiles and career maps to find a role for you in the screen industries, and explore training, events, e-learning, mentoring opportunities, bursaries and more to help you get in.

Museums, galleries and libraries

The National Archives

Find out what the team do and explore current job vacancies and work experience opportunities to see some of the jobs available in this industry.

Music, performing and visual arts

UK Theatre / Society of London Theatre (SOLT)

Find advice, guidance, and resources for professionals in theatre under ‘Theatre Industry’. See what jobs are available in theatre by browsing the job vacancies.

One Dance UK

National support organisation for dance: Find higher education courses, job profiles and more in the ‘Careers Hub’ in the ‘Careers’ section of the website. Get inspired by industry news, the jobs board and more.

UK Music

Find ‘Education & Careers Resources’ in the Education section of the website, including a music course directory, job profiles, top tips for getting jobs in music, theory and instrumental teaching resources and more.

Get Into Theatre

Find job profiles, interviews and advice and search for courses, opportunities and funding to help you join the theatre industry.


The Publishers Association

Go to‘ About Publishing’ to find information on how publishing works, the jobs available and where to look for them. Find training such as apprenticeships and internships.

Other useful sites

Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills)

Find information on creative apprenticeships and more in the ‘Careers for all’ section.


Download the free ERIC app to help you explore, up-skill and get work in the creative industries.

National Careers Service

Find further careers resources like CV and cover letter guidance and a list of free training courses and education advice for people with special educational needs or a disability.