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Why Creative?

The creative sector in Leeds City Region is significant and fast developing. Channel 4 recently announced that Leeds City Region would be the location for a new national headquarters and the region is already home to global brands including Sky and DAZN. Our region’s universities, colleges and schools are also investing to boost supply of the next generation of creative talent. Creative industries is one of the region’s fastest growing sectors in the UK.

Ave. Salary

70% male
30% female

63% educated to level 4 and above

50 apprenticeships

1% predicted increase in jobs by 2024

31,000 people working in creative jobs

Top skills

Organisational skills
Team work
Attention to detail

Useful subjects

Art and Design
Business Studies

Most in demand jobs

Business development executive
Marketing manager
Public relations manager
Social media manager
Graphic designer
Digital marketing executive
Interior Designer
Solutions architect

Graphic designer

Graphic designers create and design leaflets, posters, adverts, magazines, product packaging, website designs, visual branding and more. They may work in an in-house design team at a company, for a creative agency or freelance. The national average salary for this job is £16,000 - £50,000 a year.

Sound engineer

A Sound Engineer works in a studio or at events and makes recordings of music, sound effects or speech that can be used for film, music albums, radio adverts and more. The national average salary for this job is £15,000 - £40,000 a year.


Architects are responsible for designing new buildings and structures. They also work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings. The national average salary is £27,500 - £90,000 a year.

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Did you know?

Channel 4 has confirmed that Leeds City Region will be the home of its new national headquarters which could create many exciting creative, screen and digital roles in the future.

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