19 Dec 2013

9-5 in the Creative Industries


Ever wondered what it is like working in the creative industries? How does it differ from a traditional 9-5 job? Is a creative job a hobby, a dream or a realistic opportunity?

Having worked in the creative industries for over 10 years, 2engage have a wealth of experience and advice to share with young people who are considering careers in the creative, digital or cultural industries. This workshop is for schools and educational institutions interested in developing their widening participation activities and offering support to creative young people.

The session is available as a presentation, an interactive Q and A or as an interactive workshop in which participants will have an opportunity to learn about how 2engage set up as a company and how they have survived in the creative world over the last decade.

Other aspects covered in workshop/presentation include:

  • Educational pathways that have lead into the creative industries.
  • Personal experiences of the highs and lows of starting up a creative company.
  • Advice on how to avoid pitfalls, mistakes and poor decisions.
  • Interactive exercises that explore importance of┬ámaking good choices in regards education, work experience and qualifications.
  • Education routes covered included GCSE, post 16 choices A-level, BTEC, Apprenticeship, Degree, Postgraduate and Masters.
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