Skillset industry survey gathers pace

Skillset industry survey gathers pace

By Stuart Richardson

July 8th 2010 at 3:20PM

Developers invited to take part in Creative Media Workforce & Employer poll; Develop to publish results later in 2010

Skillset wants to put together the most comprehensive profile of working life in the UK’s creative media industries – and the education authority needs your help to do it.

The 2010 Creative Media Workforce and Employer Surveys – launching today – will help Skillset compile the profile and assess how the UK industry is faring in the current global economic climate.

Contributors will be asked about their skills needs, experience of training and recruitment, future plans and working patterns. Findings will be used to inform Skillset’s ongoing efforts to help the creative media industries remain as important tomorrow as they are today.

The results of the survey will be published exclusively by Develop at the end of the year.

Skillset will use the survey to pinpoint future training support, issues affecting the sector and spot trends that could lead to skills shortages or over-supply. The Sector Skills Council will tailor interventions and allocate funding to have the most significant benefit to the sector.

Skillset’s unparalleled resource of labour market information will also inform debate about broader issues affecting the industry.

“These surveys play such an important role for the whole of the Creative Media sector,” said Skillset chief executive Dinah Caine.

“They directly and quickly shape all of our work with our industries, including planning future training support, pinpointing skills gaps and determining what more we can do to make sure our sector remains a world leader.”

To take part, visit www.skillset.org/playyourpart. If you would prefer to be contacted by phone, email research@skillset.org.