Creative and media

  • Actor

    Actors use speech, movement and expression to bring characters to life in theatre, film, television and radio.

  • Advertising account executive

    Account handler

    Advertising account executives provide the link between an advertising agency and its clients.

  • Advertising art director


    Art directors design the visual side of advertising campaigns for all kinds of media including film, TV, web or print.

  • Advertising copywriter

    Copywriter, creative, advertiser

    Advertising copywriters produce words for print, TV, radio and online adverts.

  • Advertising media planner

    Advertising media planners decide which media is best suited to advertising their client's products or services.

  • Animator

    Animators bring drawings and computer generated characters to life on screen.

  • Antique Dealer

    Antique dealers buy and sell old objects and collectors' items.

  • Architect

    Architects design new buildings and the spaces around them, and work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings.

  • Architectural technician

    Architectural technicians work closely with architectural teams on the design process of building projects.

  • Architectural technologist

    Building technologist

    Architectural technologists manage all stages of the technical design and planning process of building projects.

  • Archivist

    Curator, records manager

    Archivists look after and preserve collections of historical records and documents.

  • Art editor

    Art editors use words and images to make magazines look good and easy to read.

  • Art gallery curator

    Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects.

  • Art therapist

    Art psychotherapist

    Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities.

  • Art valuer

    Art valuers give advice on how much a piece of art or a collection of art is worth.

  • Arts administrator

    Arts administrators help to organise events and exhibitions, manage staff, and look after buildings like theatres or museums.

  • Audio-visual technician

    Audio-visual technicians install and operate visual, sound and lighting equipment at conference centres, schools, colleges and events.

  • Blacksmith

    Forge worker, artist blacksmith

    Blacksmiths work with different metals to make and repair decorative, industrial and everyday items.

  • Bookbinder

    Print finisher

    Bookbinders turn printed paper into books and catalogues using machines, and traditional hand binding methods for specialist books.

  • Bookseller

    Booksellers buy books from publishers or wholesalers and sell them to customers.

  • Broadcast engineer

    Broadcast engineers make sure television, radio and online programmes are broadcast at the right times and are high quality.

  • Broadcast journalist

    Broadcast journalists research and present news stories and factual programmes on TV, radio and the internet.

  • CAD technician

    Computer-aided design (CAD) technicians use software to design buildings, machinery, goods and components.

  • Ceramics designer-maker

    Ceramics designer-makers design and create products made from clay.

  • Choreographer

    Choreographers design sequences of steps and movements, usually accompanied by music, for dancers and other artists to perform.

  • Cinema projectionist

    Cinema projectionists operate the equipment that shows films in cinemas.

  • Circus performer

    Circus performers entertain audiences with displays of skills like acrobatics and clowning.

  • Classical musician

    Classical musicians and singers perform music in concert, or on film, TV, or radio recordings.

  • Commissioning editor

    Commissioning editors commission or buy authors, book titles or ideas for publication.

  • Community arts worker

    Community arts workers help local communities plan and take part in activities like drama, dance, painting and photography.

  • Computer games tester

    Games tester, quality assurance tester, video games tester

    Computer games testers play computer games to check they work, and find and record problems or ‘bugs’.

  • Conservator

    Conservation officer

    Conservators preserve and restore historical objects and buildings.

  • Copy editor

    Copy editors check text before it's published in books, journals and websites.

  • Costume designer

    Costume designers are responsible for the overall look of the clothes and costumes in theatre, film or television productions.

  • DJ

    Deejay, disc jockey

    DJs play music for audiences in live venues, at events or on the radio.

  • Dance teacher

    Dance teachers train and develop their pupils in all types of dance.

  • Dancer

    Dancers use movement to perform for live audiences or in recorded performances.

  • Design and development engineer

    Research engineer, industrial designer

    Design engineers improve product performance and efficiency while researching and developing new manufacturing ideas and systems.

  • Digital marketer

    Online marketing executive, digital marketing executive, internet marketing officer, digital marketing officer

    Digital marketers promote brands, products and services through social media, websites and apps.

  • Director of photography

    DP, DoP, Cinematographer

    Directors of photography manage lighting and camera crews on TV and film productions to create the right look and feel for images.

  • Dressmaker

    Seamstress, seamster

    Dressmakers create made-to-measure clothing like dresses, trousers and blouses for their customers.

  • Drone pilot

    Unmanned aerial vehicle pilot, UAV pilot

    Drone pilots remotely operate aircraft used in work like surveying, filmmaking and aerial photography.

  • Editorial assistant

    Publishing assistant

    Editorial assistants provide support at all stages of the publication process for books, journals, magazines and online content.

  • Entertainer

    Entertainers perform for audiences in stage, cabaret or comedy shows.

  • Entertainment agent

    Entertainment manager, talent agent

    Entertainment agents promote careers in the entertainment industry and manage performers' and other professionals' business affairs.

  • Ergonomist

    Human factors specialist

    Ergonomists help to make sure that equipment and machinery is safe and easy to use.

  • Exhibition designer

    Exhibition designers work with organisations and individuals to turn their ideas into engaging displays.

  • Fashion design assistant

    Fashion design assistants help designers to create new materials, styles, colours and patterns for fashion brands and labels.

  • Fashion designer

    Fashion designers design clothing and fashion ranges.

  • Fashion model

    Fashion models promote clothing and accessory brands at fashion events and in magazines and digital media.

  • Fine artist

    Fine artists create original works of art using methods like painting, drawing and sculpture.

  • Florist

    Florists sell flowers and design bouquets for weddings, funerals and special occasions.

  • Footwear designer

    Footwear designers create new designs and sample patterns for men's, women's and children's footwear.

  • Franchise owner


    Franchise owners are self-employed people who've bought a licence to operate a business under an established company's brand.

  • French polisher

    French polishers use traditional skills to treat wood and restore furniture and items like staircases, doors and musical instruments.

  • Furniture designer

    Furniture designers create designs for mass-produced furniture, furniture made in small batches and one-off pieces.

  • Furniture maker

    Cabinet maker, craft woodworker

    Furniture makers make and restore items like chairs, tables, beds and display cabinets.

  • Furniture restorer

    Furniture restorers repair and conserve modern and antique pieces of furniture.

  • Glassmaker

    Glass decorator, finisher

    Glassmakers produce a variety of objects from windows, for buildings and vehicles, to bottles, crystal vases and test tubes.

  • Graphic designer

    Graphic designers create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays.

  • Illustrator

    Illustrators produce drawings, paintings or diagrams for use in products like books and greetings cards, or on packaging.

  • Image consultant

    Image consultants advise individuals on their appearance and how to make an impact.

  • Indexer

    Indexers build up lists of searchable terms for things like books, magazines, reports, websites and photographic collections.

  • Interior designer

    Interior designers plan and supervise the layout and decoration of the inside of buildings.

  • Jewellery designer-maker


    Jewellery designers plan and create jewellery, silverware and other decorative products.

  • Knitter

    Machine knitter, industrial knitter

    Knitters produce garments, soft furnishings and accessories by hand and on knitting machines.

  • Landscape architect

    Landscape architects plan, design, create and manage the landscapes we live and work in.

  • Lighting technician

    Lighting technicians set up and operate lighting for concerts, conferences and theatre, or in film and TV productions.

  • Live sound engineer

    Live sound engineers control the sound at events like theatre performances, music concerts and festivals.

  • Magazine journalist

    Magazine journalists research and write news articles and features for a wide variety of publications.

  • Make-up artist

    Make-up artists apply make-up and style hair for people appearing on camera or in front of a live audience.

  • Market research data analyst

    Data analyst, research analyst, market intelligence analyst, statistician, data insight professional

    Market research data analysts study statistics and information collected through surveys.

  • Market researcher

    Market researcher interviewer

    Market researchers interview people to find out what they think about products, services or issues.

  • Marketing director

    Managing director

    Marketing directors plan ways to promote products or brands and increase their company's share of the market.

  • Marketing executive

    Marketing officer, assistant marketing planner

    Marketing executives promote a company's products, services or brand.

  • Marketing manager

    Brand manager, account manager

    Marketing managers plan how to promote products, services or brands and oversee all marketing activity.

  • Media researcher

    Media researchers support producers by finding information, people and places for television or radio programmes.

  • Medical illustrator

    Clinical photographer

    Medical illustrators produce photographs, videos and graphical images for use in healthcare.

  • Model maker

    Model makers design and create 3D models for TV and film, and for use in engineering, construction and architecture.

  • Museum curator

    Museum curators manage collections of objects of artistic, scientific, historical and general interest.

  • Music promotions manager

    Music promotions managers publicise recording artists or live music events.

  • Music teacher

    Music teachers give music lessons to people of all ages and abilities.

  • Music therapist

    Music therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional well-being, relieve stress and build confidence.

  • Musical instrument maker and repairer

    Musical instrument makers and repairers create new musical instruments or repair ones that have been damaged.

  • Naval architect

    Naval architects design, construct, refit and repair marine vessels and offshore structures.

  • Newspaper journalist

    Reporter, press officer

    Newspaper journalists investigate and write up stories for local, regional and national newspapers.

  • Newspaper or magazine editor

    Newspaper and magazine editors manage the style and content of printed publications.

  • Pattern cutter

    Pattern cutters create pattern templates based on drawings from a fashion designer to make clothes.

  • Photographer

    Photographers take and process pictures of people, places, products and events.

  • Photographic stylist

    Photographic stylists use clothes, props and accessories to dress sets and create the right 'look' and mood for a photo shoot.

  • Photographic technician

    Photographic technicians produce images from digital files.

  • Picture framer

    Picture framers mount items like photographs, paintings and other artwork for display.

  • Pop musician

    Pop musicians perform and record different styles of music.

  • Product designer

    Industrial designer, 3D designer, prototype designer, inventor

    Product designers create new products and improve existing ones.

  • Prop maker

    Prop designer, prop builder

    Prop makers create objects for use in films, TV programmes and the theatre.

  • Public relations officer

    PR officer, PR executive, communications officer, press officer

    Public relations (PR) officers manage an organisation's public image and reputation.

  • Radio broadcast assistant

    Radio broadcast assistants help make sure that live and recorded radio programmes run smoothly.

  • Reprographic assistant

    Print room operator

    Reprographic assistants use photocopiers and printers to make documents, brochures, leaflets and pictures.

  • Retail merchandiser

    Retail merchandisers make sure that goods are in the right stores, or online, at the right time and the right price.

  • Roadie

    Technical support staff, technical support crew

    Roadies help stage music concerts, setting up before the show, looking after instruments and packing away afterwards.