New Professional Register for the Creative Industries and Technologies

Technical Workforce accreditation framework open for applications

Today, Friday 10th May, the IST (Institute of Science and Technology) is pleased to announce that a new professional register for the technical workforce in the Creative Industries and Technologies is now open for applications.

Endorsed by Creative UK, the Creative Registration Framework (CRF) offers professional accreditation for those working in the Creative Industries and Technologies. It aims to provide parity with existing schemes available in fields such as Science and Engineering.

In the first instance, a mid-career register has been developed and made available to creative technologists within the Higher Education sector.

Following on from this initial launch, the IST plans to extend the register to early career and senior technical professionals.

Commenting on the CRF, Terry Croft MBE, Chair of the IST said:

We have been working collaboratively with Creative UK and other arts organisations across Higher Education (HE) and industry to bring the framework to technical personnel who work in these vital areas.

We have listened to the technical communities across various sectors, and their demand for a specific creative industries/technologies register, and now this has come to fruition. At the IST, we look forward to receiving applications and seeing deserving individuals awarded their accreditation.”

Simon Hooper, Head of Membership, Creative UK said:

“The Creative Industries are rich with highly skilled professionals, working across a range of specialities.

We’re pleased to see accreditation being made available for individuals, in acknowledgment of the amount of talent that powers our amazing sector.”

Create. Innovate. Collaborate. Working together for a brighter, more creative world.

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About Creative UK

Creative UK is the national network for the Creative Industries. We are an independent membership organisation that champions the value of the Creative Industries. We know that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Creative UK connects talent, business and organisations across the Creative Industries; from arts and culture, film and TV and video games to design, publishing and architecture and everything in between.

At Creative UK, we support companies and people working in the creative sector by offering development opportunities at a local and national level, through our network of partners across the UK. We invest by identifying untapped potential to accelerate growth, providing tailor made resources and financial expertise. We do all of this because we believe in the power of creativity to change lives.

About Institute of Science & Technology (IST)

The IST is the professional body for specialist, technical and managerial staff. Whilst we have been serving our members for over 75 years, our aim is to continually move forward and expand our horizons so that we can best position ourselves to support our members, and the wider technical community, in respect of their needs within the ever-changing and challenging 21st century.

We reach out to provide focused support for technical practitioners, specialists and managers in the creative, digital, engineering and science technologies, working across a broad range of sectors including industry, local authorities, schools, Further Education, Higher Education, research/analytical/health facilities, government departments and organisations in the UK and overseas.

We have been licenced by the Science Council to award to their science/technical registers for over 10 years, at Chartered Scientist (CSci), Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) levels. further information contact:

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