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Be part of the Creative interns consortium bid

Bristol-based creative firms are being asked to join a consortium making a second bid for funding to create new jobs in the creative industries in the city.

The consortium, led by the Creative Skills Hub in the Business Engagement Team at the WE LEP – has already received £198,000 from the Creative Employment Programme grant scheme, resulting in the creation of 72 new internships across 16 organisations in Bristol through the creative employment programme (creative employment programme).

The funding provides a six-month fully paid 30 hour a week position to employ young people aged between 18-24, who have been unemployed for six months or more.

The new programme has so far seen the first 12 interns across Bristol begin their new roles. Bristol City Council, The Architecture Centre, Co-Lab, Trinity Arts, Knowle West Media Centre and Theatre Bristol are just a few of the many  employers who are benefitting from having an intern in their creative business.

Read an interview with Vicky, one of the new interns, in this issue of the newsletter.

Get in touch with nicky.williams@woeskills.co.uk at the Creative Skills Hub (07881 091714) if you are interested in finding out more about being part of the next West of England  consortia bid by January 5th  2014.

*The Creative Employment Programme is an England-wide £15million grant fund delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills using National Lottery funding from Arts Council England to create 6,500 traineeships, apprenticeships, paid internships by March 2015.

 

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