This blog is designed to keep you up-to-date with Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) available locally, nationally and through the school. I’ll be posting information about employment and training opportunities available locally as well as details of open days and useful websites. The world of education, employment and training opportunities is changing rapidly so keep checking in for the latest information.

Mr Cross

Monday, 20 April 2015

Opportunities in the film industry

In 2012, UK films earned a worldwide gross of $5.3bn, which amounted to 15% of global box office. Inward investment in UK film has grown 40% from 2013 to 2014, with £1.4bn spent on UK film in 2014 85% (£1.2bn from inward investment). The highest-grossing UK film of 2012, Skyfall, earned over $1.1bn worldwide.

Employment has grown by 10% over the last six years to over 30,000 people. The average salary is £19,530 and 34% of staff are freelancers. The industry combines creative skills with many jobs in technical and managerial roles. See the Creative Skillset website and Film Job Roles for more details. Overall, 18% of production companies report hard to fill vacancies and 33% of companies report skills shortages in areas including Creative Development, Business Management and Audio, Sound & Music..  

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