Creative and media
Actors use speech, movement and expression to bring characters to life in theatre, film, television and radio.
Advertising account executive
Account handler, client services executive
Advertising account executives manage clients for an advertising agency.
Advertising account planner
Advertising account planners develop and plan ad campaigns to make sure adverts reach the right audience.
Advertising art director
Art directors design images for ad campaigns, including film, TV, website and printed adverts.
Copywriter, creative, advertiser
Advertising copywriters create the words used for print, TV, radio and online adverts.
Advertising media buyer
Media buyer, TV, radio or digital buyer, out of home buyer
Media buyers book advert space on newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and websites.
Advertising media planner
Communications planner, media strategist
Advertising media planners decide which media is best to advertise their client's products or services.
2D animator, 3D animator, stop-frame animator
Animators bring drawings and computer generated characters to life on screen.
Antique dealers buy and sell old objects and collector items.
Architects design new buildings and the spaces around them, and work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings.
Architectural technicians work closely with architectural teams on the design process of building projects.
Architectural technologists manage all stages of the technical design and planning process of building projects.
Curator, records manager
Archivists look after and preserve collections of historical records and documents.
Art editors use images and words to decide what an online or printed magazine looks like.
Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities.
Art valuers give advice on how much a piece of art or a collection of art is worth.
Arts administrators help organise exhibitions, manage staff and look after buildings like museums.
Audio visual technician
Audio visual technicians install and run screens, sound and lighting equipment at events and performances.
Forge worker, artist blacksmith
Blacksmiths work with different metals to make and repair decorative, industrial and everyday items.
Bookbinders turn printed paper into books and catalogues by hand or using machines.
Booksellers buy books from publishers or wholesalers and sell them on to customers.
Broadcast engineers make sure programmes are shown at the right times and are high quality.
Broadcast journalists research and present the news on TV, radio and the internet.
Ceramics designer-makers design and create products made from clay.
Choreographers design steps, movements and dances, usually with music, for dancers and other artists to perform.
Commissioning editors request or buy authors, book titles and ideas to publish them.
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 problems or ‘bugs’.
Conservators look after and restore objects, artworks or buildings of historical importance.
Copy editors make sure writing is clear, consistent, correct and ready to publish in printed and online publications.
Costume designers are responsible for the overall look of the clothes and costumes in theatre, film or television productions.
Dance teachers train and develop their pupils in all types of dance.
Dance artist, dance performer
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.
Director of photography
DP, DoP, cinematographer
Directors of photography (DoPs) manage lighting and camera crews on TV and film productions to create the right look and feel for images.
Disc jockey, djay
DJs play music for audiences in live venues, at events or on the radio.
Dressmakers create and alter clothing like dresses, trousers and shirts for their customers.
Unmanned aerial vehicle pilot, UAV pilot
Drone pilots remotely operate aircraft used in work like surveying, filmmaking and aerial photography.
Editorial assistants provide support at all stages of the publication process for books, journals, magazines and online content.
Entertainers perform for audiences in stage, cabaret or comedy shows.
Human factors specialist
Ergonomists research ways to design products, workplaces or systems to suit the people who need to use them.
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 designers use creative and technical skills to design new clothing and fashion ranges.
Fashion models promote clothing and accessory brands at fashion events and in magazines and digital media.
Film reviewer, movie critic, film writer
Film critics analyse films and produce reviews and articles for newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, social media channels and websites.
Fine artists create original works of art using methods like painting, drawing and sculpture.
Florists sell flowers and create bouquets for weddings, funerals, events and special occasions.
Footwear designers create new designs and sample patterns for men's, women's and children's footwear.
Franchise owners are self-employed people who buy a licence to operate a business under an established company's brand.
French polishers use traditional skills to treat wood and restore furniture and items like staircases, doors and musical instruments.
Furniture designers create designs for mass-produced furniture, furniture made in small batches and one-off pieces.
Cabinet maker, craft woodworker
Furniture makers make and restore items like chairs, tables, beds and display cabinets.
Furniture restorers repair and conserve modern and antique pieces of furniture.
Craft glassmaker, glass decorator, finisher
Craft glassmakers design, make and decorate glass objects from windows, mirrors and tableware to one-off decorative pieces.
Graphic designers create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays.
Illustrators produce drawings, paintings or diagrams for use in products like books and greetings cards, or on packaging.
Indexers build up lists of searchable terms for things like books, magazines, reports, websites and photographic collections.
Interior designers plan and supervise the layout and decoration of the inside of buildings.
Jewellery designers plan and create jewellery, silverware and other decorative products.
Kitchen and bathroom designer
Kitchen and bathroom designers plan and design kitchens and bathrooms to meet customer needs.
Industrial knitter, knitting machine operator
Knitting machinists produce products including clothing, soft furnishings and medical textiles on knitting machines.
Landscape architects plan, design and manage the landscapes we live and work in.
Leather worker, saddler
Leather craftworkers make clothes, shoes and accessories from leather, using traditional methods.
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 reporter, staff writer
Magazine journalists research and write news articles and features for a wide variety of publications.
Media make-up artist, theatrical make-up artist, make-up designer
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 research interviewer, market research assistant
Market research interviewers find out what people think about products, services or issues.
Digital marketing executive, marketing officer, online marketing officer
Marketing executives promote a company's products, services or brand.
Brand manager, account manager
Marketing managers plan how to promote products, services or brands and oversee all marketing activity.
Media researchers support producers by finding information, people and places for television or radio programmes.
Clinical photographer, medical videographer, medical graphic designer, medical artist
Medical illustrators produce photographs, videos and graphical images for use in healthcare.
Model makers create 3D models for many uses, from prototypes and film sets, to construction, engineering and architecture projects.
Art gallery curator
Museum and art gallery 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 teachers give music lessons to people of all ages and abilities.
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 technician
Musical instrument makers and repairers create new musical instruments or repair ones that have been damaged.
Classical musician, pop musician, instrumentalist, composer
Musicians create or perform different types of music, from classical to pop and rock.
Naval architects design, construct, refit and repair marine vessels and offshore structures.
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 cutters create pattern templates based on drawings from a fashion designer to make clothes.
Photographers take and process pictures of people, places, products and events.
Photographic stylists use clothes, props and accessories to stage sets and create the right 'look' and mood for a photo shoot.
Photo processing technician, digital imaging technician
Photographic technicians help photographers and produce images from digital files.
Picture framers mount items like photographs, paintings and other artwork for display.
Pre-press operators work in the printing industry, getting artwork from a client and supplying the printing plates used on a press.
Industrial designer, 3D designer, prototype designer, inventor
Product designers create new products and improve existing ones.
Prop designer, prop builder, props technician
Prop makers create objects for use in films, TV programmes and the theatre.
Public relations director
PR director, PR account director, communications director
Public relations (PR) directors manage communication campaigns and strategy for their organisation or clients.
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.
Print room operator
Reprographic assistants use copiers, scanners and printers to make documents, brochures, leaflets and pictures.
Retail merchandisers make sure that goods are in the right stores, or online, at the right time and the right price.
Event technician, production technician, technical support crew, road crew
Roadies set up and dismantle stage, instruments, sound and lighting equipment before and after live shows, festivals and events.
Sales managers organise, coach and lead teams of sales representatives to work towards agreed targets.
Screenplay writer, script writer
Screenwriters write the stories for feature films, TV programmes and computer games.
Set designers design and create the settings for commercials, television, theatre and films.
Machinist, industrial sewing machinist, sewing machine operator
Sewing machinists make clothes, accessories and soft furniture.
Signwriters produce signs by hand and with machines for display on shops, businesses and company vehicles.
Sports announcer, sports presenter, pundit
Sports commentators describe what's happening at sporting events and offer their opinions to listeners and viewers.
Stage managers make sure the sets, equipment and props are ready for the opening of a performance.
Stage technician, backstage crew member
Stagehands help to get things ready on set for performances in the theatre, at concerts and in TV and film studios.
Stonemasons carve blocks of stone, and lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects.
Studio sound engineer
Audio engineer, recording engineer
Sound engineers work in studios and make recordings of music, speech and sound effects.
Sub-editors check written content before it's published in newspapers, magazines and on websites.
Tailors create custom made suits, jackets and coats for individual customers. They also alter and repair clothes.
Tattooist and body piercer
Tattooists create permanent artwork on their clients' bodies. Body piercers pierce parts of clients' bodies so that they can wear jewellery.
Taxidermists preserve mammals, birds, reptiles and fish for display in museums or private collections.
Technical copywriter, technical editor, technical communicator
Technical authors write documents and guides that explain how to use products and services.
Technical textiles designer
Textile technical specialist, analytical textiles technologist
Technical textiles designers research, create and test textiles for use in healthcare, manufacturing and construction materials.
Textile designers create fabric designs and patterns for woven, knitted and printed materials for clothes and interior furnishings.
Textiles production manager
Textiles manufacturing manager
Textiles production managers look after all stages of textiles manufacturing.
Translators convert the written word from the 'source language' into the 'target language', making sure that the meaning is the same.
TV or film assistant director
Assistant directors support directors by organising and planning everything on TV or film sets.
TV or film assistant production co-ordinator
Assistant production co-ordinators support producers in making film or TV programmes.
TV or film camera operator
Camera operators record images for film, television, commercials and online.
TV or film director
Movie director, television director, director
TV and film directors lead the creative and technical production for cinema and television.
TV or film producer
TV and film producers plan and manage the business side of creating television programmes and films.
TV or film production manager
Production managers take care of the business, financial and recruitment side of film and television productions.
TV or film production runner
TV and film runners work behind the scenes, doing small jobs and basic tasks to help productions run smoothly.
TV or film sound technician
Production mixer, audio recordist
Sound technicians are responsible for recording the voices and background noise on TV and film shoots.
Television presenter, TV broadcaster
TV presenters introduce and host programmes, interview people and report on issues and events.
Upholsterers pad, cover and re-cover furniture with materials like leather, suede or cotton.
Video editors bring together images and sound for use in film, TV and online productions.
Window dresser, display assistant
Visual merchandisers design eye-catching product displays and store layouts to encourage sales.
Vloggers create and post videos online about their life or specialist interests.
Wardrobe assistants help to make, find and look after clothes and costumes used in theatre, film and TV productions.
Web content editor
Content designer, web content designer, digital editor, online content producer
Web content editors research, write and manage an organisation’s online content, including text, images, video and other media.
Web designers use their creative and technical skills to design new websites and redesign existing ones.
Writers create written work such as books, scripts, poems, blogs and technical guides.