An imaginative partnership is setting the stage to give young people a taste of what a career in creative arts can offer.
Youth support charity Rathbone has teamed up with Curious Minds to run trainee schemes in Blackpool, Rochdale and Manchester – from February 2014 until March 2015 – and right across the North West later on in 2014.
The creative trainee projects are a fantastic opportunity for young people with creative flair to express themselves and explore what career opportunities their skills can open up
said Candice Davies, Rathbone’s operations manager in employment based training for the North of England.
Trainees can go on to apply for apprenticeships or go on to further education with a college or training provider and we will support the young people to decide which next step is best for them.
The project will give those aged between 16 and 18-years-old who are not currently in education, employment or training the opportunity to gain hands on experience of work in theatre, music, dance and arts festivals.
Trainees will visit arts organisations across the region including museums, galleries and even a circus to shadow staff and see what opportunities are out there and find out how they got into the industry.
Working in small teams those taking part will also carry out a creative challenge for one of the arts organisations and allow trainees to achieve accredited qualifications including an Arts Award, Maths and English.
Creative Traineeships offer young people the opportunity to really understand what it is like to have a career in the creative industries,”
said Derri Burdon, Chief Executive of Curious Minds.
The breadth of opportunity that is available to young people in the North West, through the creative industries, is immense – from a stage technician to a costume designer to a digital marketing professional. The creative industries are one of the only sectors to show a continued growth during the recession. Providing opportunities now for our young people in the North West to start on their careers, through traineeships, means we are strengthening the creative industries for many years to come and which will continue the growth of that sector.
The schemes will begin in March and run four days a week over 18 weeks.
If you are interested in applying email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Liam McNally, at Rathbone, on 07824 327 399