Creative & Cultural Skills

Creative & Cultural Skills is an independent charity and licensed Sector Skills Council that believes true economic growth in our sector can only really happen with access to the right talent and skills, regardless of background or previous educational achievement.

We champion non-traditional progression routes into and through our workforce, including apprenticeships. We campaign for fair access and pay, working to eradicate the sector’s elitist recruitment practices.

Through our National Skills Academy we deliver industry-relevant training and insights for young people to help inform future career choices. Our programme of careers advice and guidance is underpinned by our online careers platform Creative Choices, which receives thousands of unique visitors each month.

We believe that diversity, equality, and fair access are crucial to the creative industries. Young people are our lifeblood and we need their creativity and diversity to thrive. The future of our sector depends on the way we recruit and nurture new and existing talent.

  • We give young people opportunities to work in and learn about the creative industries
  • We help feed skilled and talented young people into the creative industries
  • We connect training providers to industry experts and enhance their offer to students
  • We champion youth employment and fair access
  • We conduct and/or collate research that sets the agenda for debate
  • We set industry standards and improve operational practice around recruitment, particularly at an entry level

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