As well as showcasing some of the entry-level opportunities available to those seeking a career in the creative industries in Wales, we’re also committed to nurturing existing talent.

We want to make sure that those already working in the industry can progress in their careers and continue to improve and develop their skills. To do this, we work with partners to make sure training opportunities are available and accessible to all e.g. through funded bursaries.

For the screen sector, we partner with Cult Cymru, National Film and Television School - NFTS Cymru Wales, ScreenSkills and Sgil Cymru to provide essential courses for those working in the sector. We’ve also launched partnerships across our other sectors to help  develop skills projects, such as the Music Managers Forum - MMF.

Explore some upskilling opportunities below.

  • The Music Venue Trust (MVT) Music sector

    The Music Venue Trust (MVT) exists to protect grassroots music venues and support communities and upcoming artists. If you work in the music industry and want to develop your skills and learn how to successfully manage a grassroots venue, their skills sessions are for you.

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  • The Music Managers Forum (MMF) Music sector

    The Music Managers Forum (MMF) is the world’s largest professional community of music managers. They want to help people understand the role of the music manager as well as how it’s changing. To do this, they support the professional development of those who want a career as a music manager, through courses, workshops and seminars.

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  • iungo Solutions Games sector

    As well as offering entry-level training, iungo also provides support to those wanting to progress in their career. For example, once participants have completed the ninth-month Games Developer Foundry, iungo offers the opportunity for them to continue with their development and complete a further module. They will then be able to opt in to specialise in games design or games development.

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  • Sgil Cymru – Stepping Up Film and TV sector

    Sgil Cymru’s Stepping Up initiative is aimed at TV professionals living in Wales. If you’re ready to progress in your career, Stepping Up offers you the opportunity to receive an allowance to do a work placement within a new role on a production. 

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  • CULT Cymru Creative sector

    CULT Cymru is a union-led partnership project with Bectu, Musicians Union, The Writers Guild of GB, and Equity funded by WULF. It organises cross-sector learning activities and networking events throughout Wales. 

    Explore the various learning activities available.
  • NFTS Cymru Wales Film and TV sector

    If you want to develop your screen skills and progress in your career, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) offers a range of courses, from storyboarding to scriptwriting. Funded bursaries are available for all courses to help open access to the industry.

    Explore the courses on offer
  • Factual Fast Track Film and TV sector

    We’ve partnered with BBC Cymru Wales, Channel 4 and S4C to support career progression for talented factual producers in Wales. Successful applicants will gain industry and paid production training, alongside commissioner and peer mentoring. Two out of seven of the places will be earmarked for Welsh speakers. Keep an eye on our socials for the next call for applications.

  • ScreenSkills Film and TV sector

    ScreenSkills has lots of resources to help you progress in your career in the screen sector in Wales, from training and masterclasses to mentoring opportunities

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  • ScreenSkills Head of Department project Film and TV sector

    This ScreenSkills and Creative Wales-funded project provides paid placements for those ready to step up into the role of a head of department on a high-end TV project.

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