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IT, digital & creative is everything we do now; using websites, money transfers, watching Netflix, messaging friends, ordering food, gaming... It all happens thanks to the awesome world of IT, digital & creative.

What can I do in IT, digital & creative?

The IT, digital & creative industry is one of the fastest growing places to work... Actually, in a few years time, there could be hundreds of jobs in Essex that even we don't know about yet - why? Technology is developing so fast. Just 30 years ago, there was no internet, no smartphones, no social media, no wifi, no tablets, no... Well, you get the point! Imagine what things will be like in another 30 years!

What we do know is all the things you can get into right now!

IT, digital & creative have been put together because technology is becoming a more important tool in artistic subjects, but creative thinking is also becoming more important in digital and IT work. Film making, electronic music, websites, animation and advertising and design are all areas in which IT, digital & creative minds cross over.

Top skills

  • Javascript
  • InDesign
  • Web Development
  • IT Support
  • Marketing

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Almost every business has a website so don't be surprised to see a lot of web-based roles here, but if that's not your thing, there are plenty more opportunities for you to find on this page! We have always thought about design as being so much more than just the way something looks. Design defines so much of our experience. - Jony Ive, Apple

I'm an artist, where do I fit in?

Sounds like a lot of tech right? Well all kinds of artists are using tech of their own in their careers to take their creative side to the next level. From gadgets like graphic tablets and 3D cameras to software that lets you make music, edit images and create 3D worlds, technology is just another way for you to bring your imagination to life!

Many creative roles, like cartoonists or scriptwriters, began with just a pen and paper. Now though, the digital world has meant that people can be more creative and work faster too. Check out some of the roles below - if you still can't find your thing, don't worry - from TV to VR, there is something for you out there!

There are hundreds of opportunities available in this sector and you can learn a lot more from websites like ccskills.org.uk or thetechpartnership.com. 

Colchester is home to a thriving and expanding creative, cultural and digital sector, including over 3,500 businesses as well as highly regarded and established leading arts organisations such as the Mercury Theatre, Firstsite, Colchester Arts Centre and Signals Media Arts. We’ve got a great cultural heritage and a growing digital sector.

Colchester is recognised nationally as a hub for creativity: by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) as a Creative, Cultural and Digital Hub for North Essex, by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) as a creative cluster as well as being recognised in the government’s Industrial Strategy Sector Deal for the Creative Industries and we want to celebrate this and showcase the talent, skills and opportunities that are here.

The Creative Colchester Partnership brings together creative business and arts organisation leaders alongside Higher Education and Local Authority representatives who work on developing a strategic vision to grow Colchester’s creative, cultural and digital economy.

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