BAFTA launches careers advice tool for pupils interested in the creative industries

In order to get more pupils pursuing creative careers, BAFTA has launched a careers tool matching their interests and skills with jobs in the film, television and games industries.

The personality quiz poses 10 real-life scenarios, and suggests roles and career paths based on how pupils respond.

Potential roles suggested to participants include prosthetic designers, film producers and composers, as well as makeup artists and lighting technicians, using questions such as “what sort of selfie do you take?” and “how do you like to work?”

“It can be challenging for teachers and careers advisers to give sound, up-to-date advice on getting into these industries as they’re evolving so fast,” explained Tim Hunter, BAFTA’s director of learning and new talent.

“New roles are emerging all the time and the routes into film, games and television can be less formal and structured than in other sectors.”

The quiz has been designed to be used as a classroom resource, or a tool for options and careers evenings.

Click here to access the quiz.

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