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Curious Minds, the sector support organisation for creative and cultural education in North West England, is celebrating the confirmation of 70+ Kickstart jobs for the region’s creative industries.
We know that young people have experienced significant disruption to their education in the past year, and that those who are in employment are amongst the group of workers hardest hit by furlough and redundancies. Now, more than ever, a joined-up approach is needed to create meaningful opportunities for these young people.
As the scheme is rolled out, Curious Minds looks forward to providing a bespoke wraparound package of support for the new employees, which will boost both their learning and future employment prospects.
“The response to the Kickstart scheme from employers in the North West has been incredible. Curious Minds is proud to support a wide range of employers from across the region as they open their doors to young people who need the opportunity the most. We see Kickstart as a catalyst to drive real change in the creative workforce. Providing an opportunity to level the playing field for all young people; enabling those without their own networks to grow their social capital whilst also enhancing the region’s businesses with diverse talent.”
“We are delighted to have ring-fenced up to £5million to support hundreds of young people into paid employment across the UK’s cultural sector. Under the leadership of CCSkills and its partners, Creative Kickstart has the potential to transform the way the sector thinks about recruitment by practically demonstrating to employers the benefits of recruiting from a wider pool of talent and, in turn, supporting young people whose employment chances have been hardest hit by the devastating impact of Covid. We hope Creative Kickstart will provoke real and lasting positive change across our sector, at scale.”
Employer organisations can register to attend at: https://creative-kickstart-nw.eventbrite.co.uk.