The 2018 Creative and Cultural Skills Awards shortlist has been announced.

This award highlights anyone from a young apprentice who has helped create sets seen by thousands at the National Theatre to a pioneering charity helping young people find work in the creative industries.

The annual Creative and Cultural Skills Awards, which were launched in 2012, celebrates individuals and organisations who champion excellence in the creative industries.

Categories range from apprentice and intern of the year, to awards honouring training providers and fantastic work carried out by people and organisations from all over the UK.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Lowry in Salford on April 16 where Tom Watson MP, the Deputy Labour Party Leader and Shadow Culture Secretary, will host the event.

Pauline Tambling CBE, chief executive, Creative and Cultural Skills, said: “I am delighted with the nominations for the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards 2018. Each year the awards go from strength to strength.

“The nominees have highlighted true dedication and passion for the creative industries and it makes me confident that the future of the industry is most definitely in safe and talented hands. I’m equally proud, and especially during Apprenticeships Week 2018, that our Apprentice of The Year Award celebrates the value and contribution that apprentices make to the diversity of the industry.”