Creative Industries

The UK’s creative industries sector contributed £109billion to the economy in 2021, according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). This equated to 5.6% of the total for that year.

While the sector was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it still performed better than the economy as a whole. Since then, things have started to pick up with the sector growing by 6.9% in September 2022, compared with the same month in 2021.

Accounting for 2.29 million creative industry jobs in the year to September 2021, with 1.62 million of these roles being permanent, the sector workforce has remained strong through a tough period. In fact, these figures demonstrate that this had become a vibrant sector with lots of opportunities for graduate careers.


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A new website

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