Channel 4 has opened 25 creative career opportunities for disadvantaged young people in Leeds and Manchester with a passion for content creation and creativity.
Twenty-five young people will be offered the chance to kickstart a career in the creative industries after Channel 4 set up a range of partnerships with businesses based in Manchester and Leeds.
The paid 14-week scheme sees trainees undertake six weeks of bespoke training with the specialist company SharpFutures. The training will cover production techniques, storytelling, pitching and other key skills such as teamwork and communication.
The training is then followed by an eight-week work placement either with Channel 4’s digital content studio 4Studio or one of Channel 4’s creative partners in Leeds or Manchester.
Sinéad Rocks, Channel 4’s Managing Director Nations and Regions said: “We know our Content Creative initiative can change people’s lives and we’re really thrilled to extend the programme to Manchester and offer more opportunities than ever before.
“Working with partners in Leeds and Manchester means that more young people with a passion for creativity can take that first, important step into a career that they might not even had realised existed on their doorstep.”
The creative partners include Chief, Consume Comms, Dentsu Creative, Dubit, Jaywing, Leeds 2023 and Social.
The Content Creatives scheme is open to people aged 18-24 who are able to work in either Leeds or Manchester. Applications need to be submitted by Monday 4th July and can be made here.