Before the skills needs of the creative industries can be addressed, they must first be identified. ScreenSkills , formerly known as Creative Skillset,  has gathered comprehensive findings on the screen industries, skills needs and training provisions over many years. This directory of research papers offers insight into the size and shape of the industries, the needs of employers and workforce and training provision.

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Research published in 2023

ScreenSkills research:

ScreenSkills - Diversity and Inclusion Playbook - June 2023

ScreenSkills Diversity and Inclusion Playbook - June 2023 (accessible PDF)

The playbook provides a summary of diversity and inclusion target setting in the UK screen industries. It outlines definitions and a common language for working with targets, talking points and recommendations for next steps.

ScreenSkills apprenticeship pilots summary findings - May 2023

Findings from two apprenticeship pilots in collaboration with the Government and the screen industries. They illustrate the serious systemic issues that prevent our sector from taking full advantage of the opportunity that earn-as-you-learn training presents and the need for fundamental legislative change.

ScreenSkills apprenticeship in the screen industries final report - December 2023

Film and Children's TV research:

Placements in UK film and TV - May 2023

Research on employers’ attitudes towards placements, how many and what type of placements are offered by employers, the benefits of them and the factors which effect the scale and effectiveness of placements.

High-end TV research:

High-end TV Skills Fund workforce research 2023

Research into the perception of skills shortages and skills gaps within the UK's high-end TV industry.