Mind the Skills Gap

Mind the Skills Gap

Wednesday, 22 November, 2023
1800hrs

Location

Buckinghamshire New University
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 2JZ
United Kingdom
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Robert Laycock, the founder of Marlow Film Studios has said “Across the film and television industry there's a skills shortage at a time when international producers are looking to make the biggest and best productions in the UK.”  About 20,000 new jobs are needed in a few years’ time, to keep track of the historic growth. This current opportunity is much bigger than anyone realises, and it is essential that we put in place effective and relevant training pathways to develop talent in all disciplines. Furthermore is important to draw upon talent from all parts of society and help them find where they best fit in this growing industry and train them appropriately.

This session with an expert panel explores

  • What the roles and skills are for which there needs to be training?
  • How are we going to meet that need at the required pace?
  • How can education and training providers ensure they have effective and relevant training?
  • What are the opportunities for people entering the industry and how do they know which courses and paths to pursue?

Chair:     Carrie Wootten - Co-Founder, Global Broadcast Talent Manifesto

Confirmed Panellists:   

  • Jackie Campbell – Skills Project Manager – Warner Bros
  • Jenny Craig - Principal and CEO, Bucks College Group
  •  Sonny Hanley – Director, ITV Academy
  • Dr Russel Stone  - Head of Creative and Digital Industries, Buckinghamshire
  • Sara Whybrew - BFI Director Skills and Workforce Development

This event will be held at Bucks New University (BNU) on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at 1800hrs, and due to space restrictions will be by invitation only. the event will be recorded and made available on the RTS YouTube channel shortly.

If you would like an invitation to attend, please contact RTSTechnologySecretary@rts.org.uk

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Robert Laycock, the founder of Marlow Film Studios has said “Across the film and television industry there's a skills shortage at a time when international producers are looking to make the biggest and best productions in the UK.”  About 20,000 new jobs are needed in a few years’ time, to keep track of the historic growth. This current opportunity is much bigger than anyone realises, and it is essential that we put in place effective and relevant training pathways to develop talent in all disciplines. Furthermore is important to draw upon talent from all parts of society and help them find where they best fit in this growing industry and train them appropriately.