The creative industries are thriving in the UK, generating real career opportunities for those with commitment, resilience and enthusiasm. To find out more about working in the creative industries and the growing demand for well trained people, start here...
The creation of The National College at The Backstage Centre is hugely important.
Having a National College for the creative industries will ensure that young people with talent and enthusiasm have the best opportunity to discover that world.
The creative industry is always looking for resilient, independent, curious and hard-working people.
BECTU supports the National College Creative Industries - we look forward to working together.
The National College will help us achieve the higher-level of technical skills that the industry needs.
The UK's creative industries generate £91.8bn and continue to outgrow the rest of the economy
Creative industries are worth £10.5 million an hour to the economy
There are 3.1 million jobs in the creative economy
Creative jobs account for 9% of jobs in the UK
Creative industry jobs increased by 2.55 per cent in 2017, compared to the 1.5 per cent increase in the wider UK workforce.
World-class training for the creative industries, requires a world-class production facility. Our base, at The Backstage Centre at High House Production Park in Thurrock, provides exactly that. It’s an inspiring set up, designed to help you acquire the skills and experience you need for a successful career in the creative sector.
Our Founding Employers
The industry has long recognised the need to develop new and enthusiastic professionals to support the production of the performing arts.