useful websites

Below are some of the key links to find out more about these routes and pathways into the creative sector.

Training & Further Education

– A’Levels, BTECs, Diplomas, NVQS and more: www.careerpilot.org.uk
– Search for a course and training locally: www.learnsomerset.co.uk
– Arts Award National Qualification: www.artsaward.org.uk
– College and University courses and info on student life: www.ucas.com

Work Experience & Placements

– Work experience with local arts and cultural organisations; research local organisations listed on www.creativesomerset.com/directory
– Creative Career advice: www.ccskills.org.uk/careers

Creative Apprenticeships and Placements

– Creative Apprenticeships in a range of creative careers:
www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide/overview
www.creativeskillset.org
www.ccskills.org.uk/careers/jobs
www.thecreativesociety.co.uk

Volunteering & Work Shadowing

– Volunteer and develop creative projects:
www.vinspired.com
www.voluntaryarts.org
www.csv.org.uk/volunteering/youth
– Research local organisations listed on www.creativesomerset.com/directory

Paid Internships & Employment

– Develop your creative career: www.ccskills.org.uk/careers
– Careers advice and guidance: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Job Profiles:
www.theartcareerproject.com/art-as-a-career/

www.creativeskillset.org/creative_industries
www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs_creative_arts_and_design.html

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx

Starting your own Business

Training and support:

www.schoolforcreativestartups.com

www.princes-trust.org.uk/need_help/enterprise_programme.aspx:

Financial Support:

www.virginstartup.org

www.kickstarter.com

www.crowdfunder.co.uk