Discover! Creative Careers Week

On Friday 22nd November, we will welcome local secondary school pupils into The Point for a special glimpse into a creative industries career.

The visit is part of Discover! Creative Careers Week, which has been backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in England, and is designed to find new talent for the country’s booming creative industries.

The event, run in partnership with Cast theatre and Heritage Doncaster, will give pupils from Coppice School and South Axeholme Academy a behind-the-scenes look at The Point, home of darts, and opportunities to speak with the organisation’s staff about the creative industries’ exciting career choices!

Hayley Beecher, Programmes Manager for darts said:

“darts has lots of wonderful careers for young people to aspire to, from inspiring learning as a talented artist to encouraging creativity as a professional musician.

“We can’t wait to welcome local secondary school pupils into The Point and be inspired by Discover! Creative Careers Week”.

The Creative Careers Programme delivery partners, Creative & Cultural Skills, ScreenSkills and the Creative Industries Federation said: “Giving young people an insight into the many jobs available in the creative industries is invaluable because we know that there are many roles that people have no idea exist.”

“It is difficult to contemplate a career you don’t even know about. We are immeasurably grateful to all those companies and organisations including darts, Cast and Heritage Doncaster who have taken the time and effort to open young people’s eyes to the opportunities and are inspiring the next generation of talent.”

An estimated forty thousand young people aged 11+ are expected to make visits to creative businesses this week as part of Discover! Creative Careers Week from 18-22 November 2019.

Employers opening their doors range from advertising agencies, film studios, theatres, architect practices, museums, heritage properties, libraries, design studios and many more.

The Discover! week is one strand of the Creative Careers Programme, an industry-led programme which consists of a number of practical and sustainable activities including a brand-new online creative careers finder discover.creativecareers, training about jobs in the creative industries for careers advisers, a programme of speaking events in schools and work experience opportunities.

The Creative Careers Programme aims to raise awareness of employment opportunities in the sector, reaching more than 160,000 students by 2020. It is hoped that around two million young people will be able to access better advice about pursuing a creative career.

The programme was a commitment made by government and industry as part of the Government’s industrial strategy, championed and supported by the Creative Industries Council.

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