Long time Princes Trust Ambassadors Ant and Dec have teamed up with the non-profit organisation to create a new programme Ant & Dec’s Making it in Media.
Ant & Dec’s Making it in Media will help young people develop skills for the media industry, and find jobs and training opportunities.
The free two-week course will kick off in London this July, giving participants the opportunity to gain industry knowledge from a number of experts, while also developing their self-confidence and practical skills.
The course, for those aged 16 to 25 who are not in work, education or training, will provide hands-on training, a better understanding of some of the behind-the-scenes roles in the industry, a chance to work as a team on a project related to TV production, and guidance on CV writing and interview techniques in a supportive environment.
After the course, young people will have the opportunity to meet employers and even interview for jobs, helping break down barriers to employment for young people trying to get into the media industry, and giving recruiters the chance to hire young talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Grants of up to £250 will also be available to help young people cover costs related to accessing work, such as childcare, travel or work-related equipment.
The first course will run in London this Summer and there are plans to take the project to Manchester and Newcastle. Ant & Dec and The Prince’s Trust are looking to work with employers in each of these cities who are keen to hire new, young talent.
You can find out more info about Ant and Dec’s Making it in Media programme and all the other Princes Trust programmes here.