Westminster Media Forum

Education, skills and the UK creative industries workforce - next steps for policy, partnerships and securing the talent pipeline

Morning, Thursday, 28th March 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will consider priorities for the creative industries workforce - including challenges around education in creative subjects, investing in skills, and the impact of Brexit on the sector’s capacity to attract and retain talent.


The agenda examines options for strengthening the relationship between the creative industries and the education and training sector, in the context of initiatives set out in the Creative Industries Sector Deal.


Delegates will assess progress and consider what further steps are needed to meet the needs of the sector - including in the development of T-levels, tackling the decline in uptake of arts and creative subjects at secondary level, and improving careers advice provision.


Focusing on what more is needed to ensure that creative education is in sync with the requirements of business and industry, they will also discuss the way forward for fostering greater links between schools, colleges and universities and the wider sector, and including initiatives such as outreach programmes.


Further sessions focus on key priorities for addressing future skills challenges in the Creative Industries.


Areas for discussion include aligning the framework for apprenticeships to suit the sector’s needs, challenges around upskilling employees already within the sector and identifying the most urgent skills gaps, promoting greater diversity and inclusiveness in the workforce, and reducing barriers to access for socio-economically excluded groups.


In the context of findings contained in the Bazalgette review, we expect a particular focus on the development of digital skills in the Creative Industries, as well as consideration of the structural impact of greater automation and the advent of artificial intelligence on the employment landscape within the sector.


The conference takes place when UK immigration policy and the relationship with Europe and other global sources of talent is likely to be more clarified.


Delegates will assess what the UK’s international positioning means for recruitment of skilled labour from overseas to the creative industries and what will be needed from policy and the sector itself to address the challenges and seize on opportunities - as well as the implications for those in the UK creative workforce to seek employment opportunities overseas.



Keynote Speakers

Dinah Caine

Chair of Council, Goldsmiths, University of London and Member, Creative Industries Council

Annette King

Annette King, Chair, Creative Industries Trade & Investment Board and Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Groupe UK

Keynote Speakers

Annette King

Annette King, Chair, Creative Industries Trade & Investment Board and Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Groupe UK

Dinah Caine

Chair of Council, Goldsmiths, University of London and Member, Creative Industries Council

Chair

Nigel Evans MP

Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education, House of Commons

Speakers

Noel Dunne

Director, Creative Alliance

Jane Tarr

Director, Skills and Workforce, Arts Council England

Professor Anne Carlisle

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Falmouth University

Amy Smith

Head of Talent, Framestore and Chair, T-Level Panel for Media, Broadcast and Production

Simon Dancey

Chief Executive Officer, Creative & Cultural Skills

Kate O’Connor

Director, Kate O’Connor Consulting and Executive Chair of Council, Animation UK

Neil Hatton

Chief Executive Officer, UK Screen Alliance