If you’re considering a career in the creative industries in Wales, then you’ve come to the right place. From apprenticeships and traineeships, to short courses and networking opportunities, there are various routes you can explore.

We support many initiatives that can give you a helping hand and we also have strong partnerships with those in the know to help create opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

Look at the screen sector, for example. Over the last few years, an increasing number of big-budget productions have chosen to film in Wales, including His Dark Materials, Sex Education, The Almond and the Sea Horse and Timestalker. To help drive growth in the sector and nurture talent, any production that receives funding from us must offer provide paid trainee placements during the production.

Plus, to help increase the number of apprenticeships, at least one of these placements must be offered to an officially accredited apprentice. So, now more than ever it's an exciting time to be part of the TV and film industry!

Below you’ll find details of some of the projects and initiatives that can help you as you take that first step on the career ladder. You can also explore some real life examples of people that are already working in the industry in Wales, take a look at the articles below.

  • Games Developer Foundry Wales Games sector

    If you’re looking to kickstart your career in games, the iungo Solutions-led Games Developer Foundry is a great opportunity. The nine-month programme has three entry points to help candidates with no prior experience develop their skills. 

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  • Beacons Cymru Music sector

    Beacons is a Wales-wide organisation that aims to empower the next generation of creatives who want to work in the music industry. We've worked with them on various music projects. We’ve got an article all about their Honey Sessions here. You can also read an interview with Yasmine, project officer on Resonant. 

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  • Sgil Cymru Film and TV sector

    If it’s an apprenticeship you’re looking for, then Sgil Cymru is a great place to start. Their 12-month CRIW shared apprenticeship programme is open to those who want to work behind the scenes on a variety of TV and film productions in Wales. We spoke to four apprentices about their experiences on the CRIW apprenticeship programme. Visit their website to find out more about CRIW apprenticeship opportunities in North Wales and South Wales.

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  • Screen Alliance Wales Film and TV sector

    Screen Alliance Wales provides trainee placement opportunities and regularly promotes job opportunities to help you get your foot in the door. Visit their website to find out more and keep an eye on their social accounts for regular updates.

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  • ScreenSkills Film and TV sector

    From e-learning modules to training, events and funding opportunities,  ScreenSkills is a UK-wide skills body for the screen sector. It provides training and careers information for those looking to break into the industry or develop their careers. 

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  • TRC's rad Cymru Wales programme Film and TV sector

    The rad Cymru traineeship is a paid opportunity within a Welsh television production company. The programme aims to break down barriers to entry for those who are underrepresented in the industry, including those with a disability, from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities, or a disadvantaged background. Their website has more information about the traineeship, including the type of training participants will get. Visit their site to find out if it’s for you and to check when the next round of recruitment is open.

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  • National Film and Television School (NFTS) Cymru Wales Film and TV sector

    This hub is a partnership between Creative Wales, BBC Wales and the NFTS. Based at BBC Wales in Cardiff's Central Square, this project delivers a wide range of world-class short-form training courses. Welsh Government-funded bursaries are available for all courses. Head to the website to find out more. Or you can explore our articles to find interviews with past NFTS bursary recipients here.

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  • Culture Connect Wales Film and TV sector

    This programme aims to increase diverse talent in the Welsh screen sector. They’re committed to creating and increasing opportunities for diverse communities across Wales. To do this, they promote jobs and opportunities and offer individuals from underrepresented groups advice and support on how to get into the sector. They’re also keen to help those already in the industry find their next role.

    If you're interested in Culture Connect Wales then explore their site to find the right project for you – they offer a wide range of opportunities, from courses to jobs. You can also read our article on them here.

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