A Sustainable Future for Skills: the Report of the Screen Sectors Skills Task Force

Made up of 28 organisations, the Screen Sector Task Force was convened to respond to the findings of the BFI Skills Review and to tackle the systemic challenges to skills development in the industry.

The Task Force has published a report with recommendations to transform the industry’s approach to skills development across the UK screen sectors. With a focus on long-term, pan-sector gain, the Screen Sectors’ Skills Task Force has devised a new approach, aligned to the Government’s Creative Sector Vision and its ambition for £50 billion growth in the UK Creative Industries by 2030.

Chaired by Creative Executive Georgia Brown, with John McVay (Pact CEO) as Vice Chair, and Oliver Lang as consultant to the seven-month project, the collaborative approach is anchored in sustainable growth and sustainable careers. The focus has been creating a strategic framework to support the thousands of individuals who form part of a shared sector workforce and to make the industry a more compelling and fulfilling career option for future generations.

Through a clear, three pillar strategic approach, the proposal sets out a raft of recommendations, including a new remit for a pan sector strategic skills body that will be responsible for working across the sector to develop long-term pan-sector skills strategy and workforce plan. The Task Force’s lead option is to create the skills body through the transformation of ScreenSkills.

Additional recommendations include fresh revisions to the apprenticeship levy, invigorated engagement with the Further and Higher Education sectors and putting more emphasis on work-place training opportunities that support inclusion, accessibility and provide relevant and meaningful career paths for those working in the sector.

A large print version of this report is available on request. Please contact oliver@silbury.co.

Related research