£1m secured for creative and digital youth training

Posted On 22 Mar 2010 at 1:47 pm

Almost £1m is to be spent training umemployed youngsters in the cultural, creative and digital media field.

Brighton and Hove City Council has been given £975,000 to create 150 six-month placements, which if matched by employer funding could go on to become year-long apprenticeships.

Councillor Ted Kemble, Brighton & Hove’s cabinet member for Enterprise and Employment said:  “What better way to demonstrate our true commitment to getting young people into work than create new posts in one of the city’s most exciting industries?

“The cultural, creative & digital media field is often highlighted as a key growth area in Brighton & Hove, so it only makes sense that our young people train and work in it.”

The money has come from the Government’s Future Jobs Fund for work opportunities, bringing the total created to 700.

The jobs will be open to 18-24 year olds you have been claiming Jobseekers Allowance between 6-12 months.

In May last year, industry analysts said Brighton’s digital and creative industry would help it become one of the UK’s five “supercities” by 2012.

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