The London borough of Waltham Forest is excited to be leading a new Creative Industries Hub, as part of the Mayor’s Academy programme.
The Creative Industries Hub offers pathways into work in the creative sector for residents of Waltham Forest, Enfield, Haringey, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge and Havering.
London’s creative industries have always been one of the capital’s key strengths and is a vital source of new jobs. Employment in the UK creative industries is growing at four times the rate of the UK workforce as a whole, according to the latest official statistics from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and, Sport (DCMS).
“The creative economy is estimated to provide one in six jobs in London and the creative industries generate around £47 billion for the London economy”
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Film and TV production is growing rapidly across the Upper Lea Valley with major new studios opening in Enfield and Hertfordshire. The British Film Institute (BFI) estimates that 10,000 new jobs will be needed to support current planned productions. The majority of these new jobs being located in London and the South East.