Sir Peter Bazalgette’s independent review of the creative industries, commissioned in March by the Business and Culture Secretaries as part of government's industrial strategy, has been published and includes three recommendations to address the skills and talent pipeline.
The review also outlines the challenges that urgently need to be addressed, if the UK is to retain it's world-class reputation in the Creative Industries.
Recommendations to grow the 'Talent Pipeline' are:
Industry should develop a new careers ‘attraction strategy’ including a communications campaign, supporting online advice and information centre, and curriculum materials to broaden and deepen the talent pipeline that starts at school.
Higher and Further Education providers should work with industry and the Saturday Club Trust to expand the network of Saturday Clubs – inspiring creativity in 13-16 year olds – from its current level of approximately 50 to 250 within five years.
Government should approve a national 3-year pilot of modifications to the Apprenticeship Levy as proposed by the Creative Industries Council.