A new apprenticeship scheme has been launched, offering a lifeline to unemployed young people in Leeds.
The project, funded by Leeds Federated Housing Association and Aire Valley Homes Leeds, will offer creative 16 to 24-year-olds the chance to take their first steps into a multi-media career.
The one-year apprenticeships are aimed at young people not in education, training or employment (NEET), giving up to four social-housing tenants the opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills.
The placements will be run by Leeds-based social enterprise Future Arts and the apprentices will be working with video editing, film and production techniques, blogging, social media and photography.
And they will work with the scheme’s backers to create films about their projects and services.
Gemma Povey, director of digital arts engagement at Future Arts, said: “This apprenticeship opportunity is a shining example of how Future Arts is working to uplift people through creative technology.”
She added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming some fresh talent into the organisation and providing an opportunity to get much needed experience and a portfolio of work to advance into creative industries.”
Applicants need to demonstrate passion and creativity, at least a basic understanding of multi-media techniques and should ideally have a portfolio of work to demonstrate their skills.
Although they will need to work independently they will receive industry mentoring, and work towards achieving an NVQ.
To apply for an apprenticeship contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and cover letter. Recruitment will take place in April.