This is a fast-paced sector which is key to Essex’s economy. It’s made up of a wide range of different businesses with many sharing very similar skills requirements and challenges.

This sector employs more than 30,000 people in over 7,500 companies in Essex. 

Thanks to High House Production Park, and proposals for Purfleet centre the sector has grown rapidly in recent years, and has the potential to become the hub for creative industries in the Thames Corridor. At the heart of this development will be the
delivery of a planned film, television and media village. It will be the largest facility of its kind in Europe, covering 600,000 square feet, and the first purpose-built studio complex in the UK in 50 years.

Examples of job roles in Thurrock in the creative sector includes:

  • Live theatrical presentations 
  • Operation of arts facilities
  • Library and archives activities
  • Museum activities and preservation of historical sites and buildings
  • Arts & crafts

Facts & Figures

1,750 Persons employed in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
2.4% Of employment in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

Thurrock Prospects

Thurrock Apprenticeships in Arts, Media and Publishing

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'Creative' Learning Opportunities

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'Creative' Job Vacancies in Thurrock

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