Jobs in the creative industry are relatively safe from being replaced by tech
Creative The creative economy accounts for one in 11 jobs. From advertising to architecture, fashion design to publishing, the opportunities are vast and fit a wide range of talents.
"As you leave school, college or university and begin to consider what is next, the creative industries are a smart choice. This campaign will show you the kinds of job opportunities available in this broad sector for which Britain is world renowned.
"The creative economy accounts for one in 11 jobs. From advertising to architecture, fashion design to publishing, the opportunities are vast and fit a wide range of talents. With the increase in digital, this range is only getting bigger.
"The creative economy has been the fastest growing sector of the UK economy since the 2008 financial crash, contributing more than £87.4bn. It is a key driver of growth and was recognised by Theresa May as a strategic priority for the country. Creative jobs are at low risk of being replaced by artificial intelligence in the future. There is nothing “soft” about this sector.
“The creative economy has been the fastest growing sector of the UK economy since the financial crash, contributing more than £87.4bn.“
"Employment opportunities within the creative industries extend far beyond the spotlight - and include some you may not even realise exist. Many of the pathways towards these jobs are not as clear as those to get into “traditional” industries.
"Visual effects designers are critical in generating the wow factor in TV’s Sherlock and Doctor Who. Millions have enjoyed the West End’s Les Misérables, thanks to unsung heroes such as lighting and sound engineers. Even Adele’s chart-topping success is supported by experts in the recording studio as well as huge creative teams who build her music videos.
"New talent is crucial to ensuring the creative industries remain vibrant and world-leading. There is a need to diversity recruitment, both as a matter of social justice and because it makes good business sense for employers to have a workforce that reflects the people buying their books or watching their video games.
"We are pleased so many of our members are involved in this effort to share information and insight on our exciting sector. Within the Creative Skills campaign, The British Film Institute addresses developing a career in TV and film; The British Fashion Council’s Caroline Rush discusses the range of roles you might not know about in the fashion industry; and TIGA asks how can we encourage young people to develop a career in the games industry from school level.
"There are also words from the Graduate Fashion Week charity on the role of young talent in the future of fashion. Finally, Prince’s Trust ambassador Jamal Edwards discusses entering into a career in the performing arts.
"The creative industries will be the cornerstone of a thoroughly modern 21st century British economy. There is a job for everyone. It is time to find yours."