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Are you a creative person?

Can you translate your feelings, observations and opinions into design, visual art, music or even advertising?

Would you like a fun, rewarding career?

If the answer to these questions is yes, a career in creative industries could be for you.

There many different sectors within the industry from advertising, architecture and design to TV & radio, games & software and music, visual & performing arts.

The creative and cultural sector is already a major employer and contractor in its own right, with over 1,000 businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk employing over 15,000 people. This sector, and all those who work within it, plays a key role in the region's visitor economy and identity.

The companies and employers within the creative sector make an enormous contribution to making this region a fantastic place to live, work, visit, and invest. They attract talent, support our visitor economy and drive investment into vital cultural assets in our towns and cities, making them more vibrant and attractive places.

Suffolk has been welcoming a rich ensemble of high-profile companies in the creative sector; spanning from computer gaming, fine art, music, film, dance, animation and fashion. The largest employers in the county are software designers and advertising businesses but Suffolk is fast becoming renowned for its calendar of world class cultural events including Aldeburgh Festival, FlipSide, Pulse Festival, High Tide, the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and of course Latitude.

Take a look at the sectors listed below and the different job roles to see if there is something that interests you!

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10 Sectors in this industry

Advertising
Working in the advertising industry can be rewarding and challenging, to be successful you will need to be creative, have the...
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Architecture
The role of an Architect is to design different types of building and constructions as well as conserving and restoring those...
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Arts Crafts & Antiques
Whether you are thinking of embarking on a career in arts and crafts or antiques one of the key skills you will need is...
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Design
Whether you are an architect designing a bridge or building, a graphic designer or a fine artist, to work in the design...
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Fashion & Textiles
As a nation we are surrounded by fashion, whether it is on the front page of a magazine, on TV, plastered on a billboard or...
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Film Video & Photography
The film industry can be a very exciting business to work in, whether you become an actor, are in film production,...
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Journalism
Journalists research, write, edit, proofread and submit news stories, features and articles for use on television and radio or...
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Music Visual & Performing Arts
There are many different careers that fall under this category from composers and vocalists to dancers, choreographers, actors,...
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TV & Radio
If you are enthusiastic, creative, flexible, a good people person and continually able to come up with fresh ideas and stories...
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Video Game Development
Computer and Video games have come along way in the past 45 years, computer gaming is a booming industry which is constantly...
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Game Anglia Network Summer Internships
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Junior Graphic Designer
Location:
Bury ST Edmunds, Suffolk
Vacancy reference GRP-BSE-KS-2606 Graphic Desing Graduate preferred or equivalent qualification Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes essential as is the ability to work to deadlines Interested? To apply go to resourcing@servest.co.uk or call 0800614678
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Notre Dame restoration could use utilise 3D models and videogame assets
Tech may provide highly detailed reference material.
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Lifestyle Co-ordinator - Spring Lodge Residential Home
Closing Date:
20th May 2019
Salary:
up to £9.00 per hour
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Spring into a new career with Kingsley Healthcare! Join us and help us change lives. Do you have a flare to engage and encourage people? Is communication, organisation and team work something you excel at? If so, becoming a Lifestyle Co-ordinator with us c...
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Unity (game engine) tutorial
Unity is a cross-platform real-time engine that can be used create games and interactive experiences in both 2D and 3D.
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