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The Barrier Is Not Knowing What Jobs Are out TherE

Isabel Farchy explains why she set up Creative Mentor Network to build awareness about the creative industries among young people in the UK

Despite lots of debate, diversity in the creative industry workforce is low. Black Asian Ethnic Minority (BAME) groups are under-represented, but the sector also has a yawning socio-economic imbalance; just 5% of jobs are held by those from less socioeconomically advantaged groups.

A huge barrier to young people from low-income communities entering the creative industry workforce is not knowing what jobs are out there. But what’s the cause of this lack of awareness?

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