As thousands of young people across the country receive their A-level results, the organisation is calling for a review of careers information, advice and guidance that is provided to young people, and urging employers to ensure school-leavers get the right information about the sector.
CCS says the creative industries are one of the UK’s most ‘impenetrable’ sectors, with an average of only 6500 new jobs a year, and more than 50 per cent of employees educated to degree level.
Tom Bewick, chief executive of CCS, says, ‘One in six young people are now out of work, and this figure is set to rise. Paradoxically, the creative and cultural sector is also missing out on new talent because it remains difficult to break into, and 93 per cent of the workforce is white.
‘Employers should act now to make their sectors more accessible to young people, and to provide better advice and guidance on how to get in and get on.’