Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations


This sector is about creating narratives and brand identities. It’s for story tellers and strategists, people who want to understand how people think and use that knowledge to craft appealing messages for them. Working in this sector you may find yourself managing relationships with the media or researching people’s views on products. Creative people can get involved in designing billboards, filming advertisements or recording promotions.


  • communication
  • critical thinking
  • data analysis & statistics
  • design
  • developing relationships
  • adaptability
  • languages
  • leadership
  • negotiation
  • attention to detail
  • recording information
  • research & development
  • social media
  • teamwork
  • time management
  • visual media

Key Facts

About This Sector

Labour Market & Jobs

These occupations span a range of skills levels, from sales assistants to marketing executives. As such, the outlook varies significantly. The National Skills Bulletin 2019 identified shortages of marketing specialists with language and IT skills, especially in digital marketing.

Current Jobs