Our vision is for a dynamic and diverse creative workforce
Create Jobs is an employability programme for young Londoners
We’re transforming London’s workforce by supporting and developing individuals who are underrepresented in the creative and digital industries.
Although London’s creative sector is booming, we have reached
a critical tipping point where access to opportunity is impenetrable to those
that don’t have experience, skill-sets and connections.
Since 2011, we have
been responding to aspiring creatives and employer needs by co-designing training
programmes, brokering job opportunities and developing networks. By 2030, we
will have supported the next generation of talent into 40,000 new jobs.
What we do
We co-design industry based training with top employers
We help young creatives in to paid employment
connect talent to
mentors and peers.
Why what we do matters
- 1 in 6 jobs in London is in the creative industries
- £91.8bn is generated for the UK economy per year
- 796,000 jobs exist in the creative economy
Diversity in the creative workforce
- In 2016, only 5% of jobs in London’s creative economy
held by people from less-advantged
- According to GLA Economics research,
women in the creative economy face an hourly pay gap of £4.66 compared to £1.92
for women in the non-creative economy.
- Number of jobs filled by people from
BAME ethnicity groups increased by 36% in London’s creative economy 2012-16
However, still fewer women (35% compared to 44%) and people from BAME
backgrounds (23.4% compared to 33%) working in creative economy than wider
- In England only 12% of workers classify themselves as disabled.
Powered by A New Direction
Create Jobs is delivered by A New
Direction, a not-for-profit organisation that exists to ensure that all
children and young people in London can develop their creativity and play an
active part in the culture and heritage of the city.