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Apprenticeships

Supporting creative employers to train staff and recruit new talent

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Courses

The National College Creative Industries Ltd offers specialist technical production courses through its partner, South Essex College. Courses are designed to give students the skills and hands-on experience required to progress to further study or employment in backstage or off-stage careers. To be successful you will need to be hard resilient, working, independent and creative, with a desire to learn new things and push your own boundaries.

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Apprenticeships

The National College Creative Industries Ltd offers specialist technical production and business support apprenticeships through its partner, Access Creative College. Training is designed to meet the staff development needs of creative and cultural industries employers supported by experienced Industry Practitioners, and to give new entrants to the sector the skills and hands-on experience required to progress in their career.

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The UK's creative industries generate £111.7bn and continue to grow by 5x the rate of the UK economy as whole

The Creative Industries employ over 2 million people in the UK and are projected to create an additional one million jobs by 2030

The Creative economy accounts for 1 in 10 jobs across the UK and 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of automation

Jobs in the Creative Industries are growing at three times the UK average

Our Founding Employers

The industry has long recognised the need to develop new and enthusiastic professionals to support the production of the performing arts.

The creation of The National College at The Backstage Centre is hugely important. 

Alex Beard
Chief Executive, Royal Opera House and Chair of High House Production Park

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.

Robin Townley
Chief Executive Officer, ABTT

The creative industry is always looking for resilient, independent, curious and hard-working people