There are 29,700 employed in this sector inthe Humber.

The Creative & Media sector is large and complex covering 20 disciplines that broadly fit into three groups:

1. Performing Arts: dance / drama / music
2. Media: film and TV / visual art / radio / web and interactive media / computer games / animation / photography / print media / creative writing / advertising
3. Design: 2D and 3D visual art / graphic design / product design / fashion / textiles / craft

The range of occupations within the sector can be researched at Direct.gov website:

More information can also be found at CreativeSkillSet and at Careers Box

Will there be opportunities available?

  • The Humber has one of the fastest growing digital sectors outside of London
  • Employment in this sector is predicated to grow by 2020 both locally and nationally
  • The development of new technology means that this is a growing and constantly changing sector
  • The hospitality and tourism industry needs to recruit an average of 135,000 people every year between now and 2020 nationally

 

Did You Know?

  • There has been an increase of 57% new business start ups in the area in the digital sector over the past 5 years
  • Hull provides the greatest amount of Creative Digital Industry employment across the Humber
  • Hull UK City of Culture is expected to boost the region’s economy by £60m
  • Jobs in this sector are not always advertised. Employers may use social media such as LinkedIn or Facebook
  • Skills shortages are in multiplatform skills – the ability to produce content across all potential platforms, such as the web, mobile, ipad or TV and transfer skills from one sector to another
  • Skills required in the future are IT and digital skills, creative design skills, and business skills for growth and expansion into new global markets
  • The UK is the fourth largest producer of computer games in the world
  • There are 40 computer games developers and publishers in Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Over 40% of all workers in the industry start out working for free as competition is strong
  • Voluntary work and building up a portfolio is important to give yourself the edge over others
  • The majority of the workforce has a Level 4 qualification
  • The majority of the travel sector workforce is employed fulltime
  • Females make up approximately 60% of the travel sector workforce
  • The majority of the tourism workforce are aged 20-29 years old

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 Level  Pathways  Job Examples  Salary Guide
 Level 8

Involves achievement of high level professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge based professionals or in professional management positions

NVQs level 5Vocational qualifications level 8Doctorate CartographerTourist Board Manager  £30,000+ p/a
Level 7

Involves achievement of high level professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge based professionals or in professional management positions

BTEC Advanced Professional award, certificate and diploma level 7Fellowship and fellowship diplomaPostgraduate certificate

Postgraduate diploma

NVQ level 5

BTEC Advanced Professional award, certificate and diploma level 7

Master’s degree

CartographerTourist Board ManagerArt Gallery Curator

Product Designer

Computer Games Developer

IT Project Manager

Advertising Copywriter

£25,000 + p/a
Level 6
Involves the achievement of high level of professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge based professionals or in professional management positions
NVQ level 4BTEC Advanced Professional award, certificate and diploma level 6Bachelor’s degree
Graduate certificate
Graduate diploma
Graphic DesignerArt Gallery CuratorProduct Designer

Computer Games Developer

IT Project Manager

Advertising Copywriter

 £25,000 + p/a
Level 5
Appropriate for people working as higher grade technicians, professionals or managers
HND
NVQ level 4
Higher diplomaBTEC Professional award, certificate and diploma level 5HNC

HND

Diploma of higher education
Diploma of further education

Foundation degree

Graphic DesignerArt Gallery CuratorProduct Designer

Computer Games Developer

IT Project Manager

Advertising Copywriter

Social Media Manager

Technical Author

Lighting Technician

Tourist Information Officer

Hotel Manager

 £18,000 + p/a
Level 4
Appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others
Certificate of higher education
Key Skills level 4NVQ level 4BTEC Professional award, certificate and diploma level 4

Certificate of higher education

HNC

AnimatorPhotographerDigital Marketing Officer

Social Media Manager

Technical Author

Lighting Technician

Tourist Information Officer

Hotel Manager

 £18,000 + p/a
Level 3
Involves obtaining detailed knowledge and skills. It is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, working on their own or in some areas, supervising and training others in their field of work
AS and A levelAdvanced Extension AwardCambridge International award

International Baccalaureate

Key Skills level 3

NVQ level 3

Advanced diploma

Progression diploma

BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 3

BTEC National

OCR National

Cambridge National

Pre-Press OperatorData Entry ClerkIllustrator

Machine Printer

Museum Assistant

Audio Visual Technician

Travel Agent

Animator

Photographer

Digital Marketing Officer

 £14,000 + p/a
Level 2
Involves building knowledge and/or skills in relation to an area of work or subject area appropriate for many jobs roles
GCSE (grades A*-C)
Key Skills level 2NVQ level 2
Skills for Life level 2Higher diploma

BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 2

Functional Skills level 2

Reprographic AssistantWeb DesignerComputer Games Tester

Theme Park Worker

Cruise Ship Steward

TV Film Runner

 £14,000 + p/a
Level 1
Involves activities which mostly relate to everyday situations and may be linked to job competence
GCSE (grades D-G)
Key Skills level 1NVQ level 1
Skills for Life level 1Foundation diploma

BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 1

Foundation Learning level 1

Functional Skills level 1

OCR National

Reprographic AssistantWeb DesignerComputer Games Tester

Theme Park Worker

Cruise Ship Steward

TV Film Runner

 £12,000 + p/a
Entry Level
Involves building basic knowledge and skills and is not geared towards specific occupations
Entry level certificateEntry level Skills for LifeEntry level award, certificate and diploma

Entry level Functional Skills

Entry level Foundation Learning

English for speakers of other languages

Reprographic AssistantWeb DesignerComputer Games Tester

Theme Park Worker

Cruise Ship Steward

TV Film Runner

 £12,000 + p/a