Key to the Engine Room focus, as part of the ABCD Cultural Recovery Plan, is shouting about opportunities to connect cultural and creative organisations with skills development and entry to the workforce.
The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create high quality 6-month job placements for young people and is open to 16–24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are not currently working.
Future Creators, a collective of local businesses, youth groups, arts and heritage organisations, working together with Brighton Dome & Festival Ltd, is a successful Kickstart Gateway representing over 25 creative, cultural and digital employers in the Southeast, that want to help support young people to gain a great work experience through a funded Kickstart placement. At present we have over 100 placements planned across the region. We offer a choice of wraparound support tailored to meet individual employer’s needs, ensuring young people are equipped with the skills they need to continue their careers.
To support young people to secure these Kickstart roles, we are delivering a pre-employment course, Kickstart 4 Creatives, designed specifically for those wishing to work in the creative industries, with participants receiving a digital badge to recognise their achievements during the course.
“It has helped me understand what creative employers are looking for and how to tailor my cv better.”
To access a free place on Kickstart 4 Creatives, young people should contact their work coaches.
Every few weeks we’ll be sharing a pull together of some of the latest sector support.
Free and online in June
Hybred Consultancy and Select Security & Stewarding have partnered with Brighton & Hove City Council to create first-class Covid-19 safety training courses which address the specific needs of the events, hospitality and retail sectors to safely operate during Covid-19.
17 June – 18:00-19:30 book here
17 June – Wired Sussex – National Freelancer Day – 9am – How to Get Hired
Author: Peter Chivers, Director Future Creators