Creative Access

Supporting people from under-represented backgrounds

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The absence of diversity in the creative sector is not only bad for our society but is also bad for business – how can the media reflect society, if society is not reflected in the media? A report by McKinsey in January 2018 found that companies in the top quartile for ethnic diversity are 33 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Creative Access is one of the UK’s leading diversity organisations. It fills a gap in the current creative landscape by helping young people from under-represented communities (including black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic or BAME backgrounds, as well as those with a lower socioeconomic or lower SES status) to secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies. Our vision is that in the longer term, our candidates will progress to management positions, and in turn bring in others from under-represented communities in alongside them. We help young people, from under-represented communities throughout the UK, to access creative careers. Working with UK’s most successful creative firms, we provide a range of services to help bring in diverse talent to organisations; we facilitate paid 3 to 12 month-long internships; provide employer training and host an opportunities board for organisations to list their roles.

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