The UK’s creative industry is hugely important to our society. Without those working in this sector, there would be no TV shows to relax to after a hard day, no music to listen to in the car and no content to browse through online – life would be dull. There are so many, incredibly diverse career opportunities for those seeking a creative role in creative media. That means, no matter if your passion and creativity drive you towards floristry, furniture design, marketing new products or even coming up with the next viral make-up trend, there’s something out there for you. This is a competitive sector, but if you have the creative spark to back you up, there’ll be plenty of opportunities for you. Check out the information below to start your career.
Actors use speech, movement and expression to bring characters to life in theatre, film, television and radio.
Advertising account executives provide the link between an advertising agency and its clients.
Advertising account planners develop and plan advertising campaigns to make sure they reach the right audience.
Art directors design the visual side of advertising campaigns for all kinds of media including film, TV, web or print.
Advertising copywriters produce words for print, TV, radio and online adverts.
Media buyers book advertising space in newspapers and magazines, and on TV, radio and the internet.
Advertising media planners decide which media is best suited to advertising their client's products or services.
Animators bring drawings and computer generated characters to life on screen.
Antique dealers buy and sell old objects and collectors' items.
Architects design new buildings and the spaces around them, and work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings.
Architectural technicians work closely with architectural teams on the design process of building projects.
Architectural technologists manage all stages of the technical design and planning process of building projects.
Archivists look after and preserve collections of historical records and documents.
Art editors use words and images to make magazines look good and easy to read.
Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects.
Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities.
Art valuers give advice on how much a piece of art or a collection of art is worth.
Arts administrators help to organise events and exhibitions, manage staff, and look after buildings like theatres or museums.
Audio-visual technicians install and operate visual, sound and lighting equipment at conference centres, schools, colleges and events.
Blacksmiths work with different metals to make and repair decorative, industrial and everyday items.
Bookbinders turn printed paper into books and catalogues using machines, and traditional hand binding methods for specialist books.
Booksellers buy books from publishers or wholesalers and sell them on to customers.
Broadcast engineers make sure television, radio and online programmes are broadcast at the right times and are high quality.
Broadcast journalists research and present news stories and factual programmes on TV, radio and the internet.
Computer-aided design (CAD) technicians use software to design buildings, machinery, goods and components.
Ceramics designer-makers design and create products made from clay.
Choreographers design sequences of steps and movements, usually accompanied by music, for dancers and other artists to perform.
Cinema projectionists operate the equipment that shows films in cinemas.
Classical musicians and singers perform music in concert, or on film, TV, or radio recordings.
Commissioning editors commission or buy authors, book titles or ideas for publication.
Community arts workers help local communities plan and take part in activities like drama, dance, painting and photography.
Computer games testers play computer games to check they work, and find and record problems or ‘bugs’.
Conference and exhibition managers plan and run events like trade shows, conferences and exhibitions.
Conservators preserve and restore historical objects, artworks and buildings.
Copy editors check text before it's published in books, journals and websites.
Costume designers are responsible for the overall look of the clothes and costumes in theatre, film or television productions.
Dance teachers train and develop their pupils in all types of dance.
Dancers use movement to perform for live audiences or in recorded performances.
Design engineers improve product performance and efficiency while researching and developing new manufacturing ideas and systems.
Digital marketers promote brands, products and services through social media, websites and apps.
Directors of photography (DoPs) manage lighting and camera crews on TV and film productions to create the right look and feel for images.
Dressmakers create made-to-measure clothing like dresses, trousers and blouses for their customers.
Editorial assistants provide support at all stages of the publication process for books, journals, magazines and online content.
Entertainers perform for audiences in stage, cabaret or comedy shows.
Ergonomists research ways to design products, workplaces or systems to suit the people who need to use them.
Exhibition designers work with organisations and individuals to turn their ideas into engaging displays.
Fashion design assistants help designers to create new materials, styles, colours and patterns for fashion brands and labels.
Fashion designers design clothing and fashion ranges.
Fashion models promote clothing and accessory brands at fashion events and in magazines and digital media.
Film critics analyse films and produce reviews and articles for newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, social media channels and websites.
Fine artists create original works of art using methods like painting, drawing and sculpture.
Florists sell flowers and design bouquets for weddings, funerals and special occasions.
Footwear designers create new designs and sample patterns for men's, women's and children's footwear.
Franchise owners are self-employed people who've bought a licence to operate a business under an established company's brand.
French polishers use traditional skills to treat wood and restore furniture and items like staircases, doors and musical instruments.
Furniture designers create designs for mass-produced furniture, furniture made in small batches and one-off pieces.
Furniture makers make and restore items like chairs, tables, beds and display cabinets.
Furniture restorers repair and conserve modern and antique pieces of furniture.
Glassmakers produce a variety of objects from windows, for buildings and vehicles, to bottles, crystal vases and test tubes.
Graphic designers create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays.
Illustrators produce drawings, paintings or diagrams for use in products like books and greetings cards, or on packaging.
Indexers build up lists of searchable terms for things like books, magazines, reports, websites and photographic collections.
Interior designers plan and supervise the layout and decoration of the inside of buildings.
Jewellery designers plan and create jewellery, silverware and other decorative products.
Knitters produce garments, soft furnishings and accessories by hand and on knitting machines.
Landscape architects plan, design, create and manage the landscapes we live and work in.
Leather craftworkers make clothes, shoes and accessories from leather, using traditional methods.
Leather technologists prepare, treat and finish leather to make it ready for manufacturing.
Lighting technicians set up and operate lighting for concerts, conferences and theatre, or in film and TV productions.
Live sound engineers control the sound at events like theatre performances, music concerts and festivals.
Magazine journalists research and write news articles and features for a wide variety of publications.
Make-up artists apply make-up and style hair for people appearing on camera or in front of a live audience.
Market research data analysts study statistics and information collected through surveys.
Market research executives help clients find out about people's views on consumer products or political and social issues.
Market research interviewers find out what people think about products, services or issues.
Marketing directors plan ways to promote products or brands and increase their company's share of the market.
Marketing executives promote a company's products, services or brand.
Marketing managers plan how to promote products, services or brands and oversee all marketing activity.
Media researchers support producers by finding information, people and places for television or radio programmes.
Medical illustrators produce photographs, videos and graphical images for use in healthcare.
Model makers design and create 3D models for TV and film, and for use in engineering, construction and architecture.
Museum curators manage collections of objects of artistic, scientific, historical and general interest.
Music promotions managers publicise recording artists or live music events.
Music teachers give music lessons to people of all ages and abilities.
Music therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional well-being, relieve stress and build confidence.
Musical instrument makers and repairers create new musical instruments or repair ones that have been damaged.
Newspaper journalists investigate and write up stories for local, regional and national newspapers.
Newspaper and magazine editors manage the style and content of printed publications.
Pattern cutters create pattern templates based on drawings from a fashion designer to make clothes.
Photographers take and process pictures of people, places, products and events.
Photographic stylists use clothes, props and accessories to dress sets and create the right 'look' and mood for a photo shoot.
Photographic technicians help photographers and produce images from digital files.
Picture framers mount items like photographs, paintings and other artwork for display.
Pre-press operators work in the printing industry, getting artwork from a client and supplying the printing plates used on a press.
Product designers create new products and improve existing ones.
Prop makers create objects for use in films, TV programmes and the theatre.
Public relations (PR) directors manage communications campaigns and strategy for their organisation or clients.
Public relations (PR) officers manage an organisation's public image and reputation.
Radio broadcast assistants help make sure that live and recorded radio programmes run smoothly.
Reprographic assistants use copiers, scanners and printers to make documents, brochures, leaflets and pictures.
Retail merchandisers make sure that goods are in the right stores, or online, at the right time and the right price.
Sales managers organise, coach and lead teams of sales representatives to work towards agreed targets.
Sample machinists make samples of garments to show designers or customers how finished items will look.
Screenwriters write the stories for feature films, TV programmes and computer games.
Set designers design and create the settings for commercials, television, theatre and films.
Sewing machinists stitch pieces of material together to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings.
Signwriters produce signs by hand and with machines for display on shops, businesses and company vehicles.
Sports commentators describe what's happening at sporting events to listeners and viewers and offer their opinions.
Stage managers make sure the sets, equipment and props are ready for the opening of a performance.
Stagehands help to get things ready on set for performances in the theatre, at concerts and in TV and film studios.
Stonemasons carve blocks of stone, and lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects.
Sound engineers work in studios and make recordings of music, speech and sound effects.
Stunt performers stand in for actors when the script calls for anything dangerous or specialised to be done on a film or TV set.
Sub-editors check written content before it's published in newspapers, magazines and on websites.
Tailors design and make one-off suits, jackets and coats for individual customers. They also alter and repair clothes.
Taxidermists preserve mammals, birds, reptiles and fish for display in museums or private collections.
Technical authors write documents and guides that explain how to use products and services.
Technical textiles designers research, create and test textiles for use in healthcare, manufacturing and construction materials.
Textile designers create fabric designs and patterns for woven, knitted and printed materials for clothes and interior furnishings.
Textile dyeing technicians create dyes to colour fibres and fabrics.
Textiles production managers look after all stages of textiles manufacturing.
Tour managers manage the travel arrangements of holidaymakers and business clients to make sure their trips run smoothly.
Translators convert the written word from the 'source language' into the 'target language', making sure that the meaning is the same.
Assistant directors support directors by organising and planning everything on TV or film sets.
Camera operators record images for film, television, commercials and online.
TV and film directors lead the creative and technical production for cinema and television.
TV and film producers plan and manage the business side of creating television programmes and films.
Production assistants support producers in making film or TV programmes.
Production managers take care of the business, financial and recruitment side of film and television productions.
TV and film runners work behind the scenes, doing small jobs and basic tasks to help productions run smoothly.
Sound technicians are responsible for recording the voices and background noise on TV and film shoots.
TV presenters introduce and host programmes, interview people and report on issues and events.
Upholsterers pad, cover and re-cover furniture with materials like leather, suede or cotton.
Video editors bring together images and sound for use in film, TV and online productions.
Visual merchandisers design eye-catching product displays and store layouts to encourage sales.
Wardrobe assistants help to make, find and look after clothes and costumes used in theatre, film and TV productions.
Web content editors research, write and manage an organisation’s online content, including text, images, video and other media.
Web designers use their creative and technical skills to design new websites and redesign existing ones.
Writers produce creative work, including novels, children's books, scripts, poetry and travel and technical writing.
Digital Marketing Degree Apprentice
Apply today to become a Digital Content Creator at Jisc. Join this Non-profit organisation that will help you build a meaningful career where everyone plays a key role in driving change.Apprenticeships at Jisc are hybrid and flexible. Youll work from home often but youll need to be within commutable distance to one of their hubs in Bristol, Harwell, London or Manchester for occasional face-to-face working.
The Digital Marketing Apprentice will be passionate about all functions of communications and marketing and will help support the delivery of effective communications and marketing activities for the tutoring centre.
Harrison Spinks is a family business with a focus on quality, innovation, and sustainability. In line with our ethos to be world leaders in sustainable comfort innovation, we weave our own chemical free mattress fabric in-house. We combine traditional methods with state-of-the-art weaving looms, to create a breathable and FR chemical free sleeping surface.We are seeking a Trainee Weaver, to learn and develop whilst being a key part of the Weaving team, based in our Head Office site, The Innovation Centre, Beeston Leeds.
- Measuring and marking out - Use of various machinery, tools and equipment to manufacture various products or components - Manufacture of components - Cutting timber using machinery - Sanding down and quality checking - Working towards Health & Safety Regulations. - Keeping the work areas clean and tidy.
-The successful apprentice will be expected to perform general furniture manufacturing duties -Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce quality parts -Fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, wooden properties, layout, and machining procedures. -Provide support and assistance to the Production Manager as required -Supporting furniture manufacturing operations, which include both machining and assembly -Planning of daily activities -Measuring and cutting -Identifying different materials -Support supplier deliveries loading and unloading -Ensuring the shop floor is clean and tidyOnce trained in these roles the right candidate will learn to cover all activities that support machining and assembling.
To undertake all aspects of Upholstery: - Selecting & cutting fabric - Patterns - Stripping chairs - Foam attaching - Sewn seamed components - Trimmings and finishing - Jigs and templates
- Assisting with production & manufacturing of shop fitting furniture and bespoke components. - Use of manual and power tools to cut, drill, shape and edge materials to high standard. - Backing off on edgebander, checking finish of products, manual handling of goods around the workshop. - Loading unloading of company vehicles to prepare for site visits. - Possibly machinery such as the beam saw, edge bander, CNC and a range of assembly methods. - Quantity of time will be spent in the wood mill processing materials.
Experience life in the creative industry
The TikTok Creativity Programme is a programme funded by TikTok that aims to help 1824-year-olds find a role within the creativity sector.Have you ever considered a role in Social Media? What about working in TV & Film? Fancy yourself working in the Music Industry? What about Games design? If you answered yes or maybe then this programme might be the best next step for you!
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