Places available for interns, apprentices and employers on Gloucestershire Creative Employment Programme

Through the Creative Employment Programme, Create Gloucestershire secured investment of just under £50,000 to create up to nineteen new employment opportunities in the cultural sector for 18 -24 year olds, opening up new entry routes into Britain’s fastest growing industry at a time when many young people are struggling to get a foothold in the world of work.

We are really delighted to have now recruited the first eight jobs aimed specifically at 18 -24 year olds, with three new young people staring this month.

·          Glen Hazzard, Programme/Admin Assistant Apprentice at Gdance

·          David Bath, Technical Apprentice at The Roses theatre

·          Elizabeth Minchener, Project Management intern at Artshape

 Laura Deave shares her experience as an arts admin intern with Cinderford Arts

"I have watched many of my friends struggling to find a job in the arts, unable to continue to do something that they love. But as a result of CEP funding I am not one of those people and I am so grateful for that!"

There are six new jobs coming up over the next month, so if you know of any young person that fits the bill and is looking for either an internship or apprenticeship opportunity, please let them know – they can get in touch with Louise Bardgett for more information at louise@creategloucestershire.co.uk.  All intern opportunities are advertised through the Job Centre Plus and require the applicant to be claiming Job Seekers Allowance. All apprenticeships are advertised through the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service

 Opportunities include :

·          Digital, Marketing and Office intern at Hawkwood College, outside Stroud

·          Events and Operations intern at Hawkwood College

·          Marketing and Sales Apprentice at The Roses theatre, Tewkesbury

·          Gallery Assistant apprentice at APC, Painswick

·          Digital Media and Marketing intern at SVA, Stroud

·          Events Assistant intern at Taurus Crafts, Forest of Dean

To get the programme off the ground Create Gloucestershire has been working alongside nine creative employers based across Gloucestershire in key urban centres, including The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery in Cheltenham, the Roses theatre in Tewkesbury, GDance and Art Shape in Gloucester, and in rural areas including Hawkwood College outside Stroud and Artspace Cinderford in the Forest of.Dean. Paragon Art Gallery, APC in Painswick, SVA in Stroud and Taurus Crafts in Lydney, in the Forest of Dean have recently joined the programme. 

If you are planning to grow your creative business in 2015, then Create Gloucestershire would be very interested in hearing from you.  The Creative Employment Programme aims to tackle youth unemployment by providing paid opportunities for unemployed young people to gain access to on-the-job training, skills and experience in the arts and cultural sector.  It also aims to change recruitment culture in the sector by helping to diversify the workforce and provide fair access and progression routes in the long term, to help the sector to meet its economic potential.  Positions can be created in a wide range of disciplines, from technical to administrative roles, provided they fall within the Arts Council England’s footprint of: Music, Dance, Theatre, Literature, Visual Arts, Contemporary Craft, Combined Arts, Carnival, Circus, Galleries, Museums, and Libraries. 

If you want to discuss taking on an apprentice or intern within your organisation, then contact Louise Bardgett at Create Gloucestershire: louise@creategloucestershire.co.uk