The Design Week career and salary survey 2017

We’re putting together some in-depth research on the state of play of the design industry, to see what it looks like, how much designers get paid (and how happy they are about it), as well as what perks designers are being offered.

How can we encourage young people to study design?

Last week, we reported on recent research showing there has been a 10% drop in school students taking design and technology at GCSE compared to last year. This follows a more long-term trend, with research from Warwick University revealing that between 2003 and 2013, there was a 50% drop in the number of pupils taking the subject.

As the EBacc qualification is also soon to be made compulsory, we ask – how can we encourage students to take on creative subjects?