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New research into challenges faced by HETV workforce

Mar 24, 2021

Our annual HETV industry research is now available. The research highlights the challenges, skills gaps and shortages faced by high-end TV productions across the UK over the last 12 months. The findings are used by the HETV working groups to inform investment in training and skills for the year ahead. 

ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries. Within its remit, ScreenSkills administers the High-end TV Skills Fund – operating and developing strategic initiatives to tackle the skills shortages and skills gaps within the high-end TV (HETV) space. 

The HETV team within ScreenSkills has previously identified the need to consult with the HETV workforce and industry support organisations to deliver feedback. This feedback is used to inform the HETV Council and Working Groups who decide on where the investment funds will be utilised each year to ensure the skills fund is spent in the areas of HETV where it is most needed and where it will have the most positive impact. Research findings from 2020/21 will inform spending in 2021/22. 

Research consultations with industry have taken place annually since 2017. This report summarises findings from the fourth wave of research. 

Key objectives for the research were: 

  • To identify the key skills and grade shortages and associated issues from the HETV industry
  • To enable the ScreenSkills HETV department to be more strategic in its investment plans for 2021 and beyond
    The objectives, method and scope of the research has remained consistent over time. 

Read the full report here


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