We are delighted to have received funding from the Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund to enable us to work with young people in Creative Job Club. This extended programme is for 18 – 25 year olds who are looking for a career in the arts or creative industries. From design start-ups, social media, music technology, brands and fashion to artisan potters, jewellers or fine artists.
This programme offers regular meetings and workshops at No. 34. The work is delivered by industry experts with local knowledge. The aim is to build young people’s confidence and help them to discover what they might need to study to get into the business that interests them or start up on their own.
The inspirational speakers booked have been chosen to take the group through a process from concept to potential launch:
- Adam Henderson – The Future of Work and how to succeed within it
- Gordon Lamont and Freya Briley – Ideas Bootcamp
- Kevin Grist – Creative Business Skills
- Brian Condon – Business Strategies
- Jim Byford – The Portfolio Career: Develop your own toolbox
- Simon Wakeman – Pitching contest
From the start, young people have been allocated a one-to-one mentor with an industry expert to help guide them and they are also attending 40 hours on a work experience placement in a relevant company in Kent or Medway
If you think that this opportunity is for you – you need to be 18-25 and not in full time education. There is an easy application form to fill in – email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent the link. There are just 10 places on this programme and, if successful, applicants will be contacted to attend a short interview.