Making It In Media comes to Newcastle
The boys were back in Toon today, bringing their Making It In Media course with The Prince’s Trust home to Newcastle!
As ITV announced that The Prince’s Trust Awards, hosted by Ant & Dec, will be broadcast for the very first time on ITV this year, the boys headed to The Trust’s Newcastle Centre, to meet the 16 to 25-year-olds from the North-East starting their two-week Making It In Media programme.
Launched in London last summer for talented and creative young people who are struggling to find work, this third course will identify, inspire and nurture the next generation of local young talent to start their careers in the media and entertainment industry, and provide those enrolled with expert training on topics such as editing, camera work, script writing and digital skills.
They will also gain experience of putting on their own TV production, receive advice from industry experts and build their confidence and general skills for work.
The next part of the course invites businesses who can help change the lives of the young people involved to the Get Hired event.
And it’s here where Ant and Dec are seeking their support, in offering opportunities to the next generation of homegrown talent.
“Having been involved with The Prince’s Trust for more than 20 years and sharing in their passion for giving every young person the opportunity to succeed, we know what a crucial role securing a job plays in this,” Ant explains.
“It can be tough to get your foot in the door of the media and entertainment industry without the right skills, contacts or confidence. That is why we developed our Making it in Media programme with The Trust last year, utilising our joint expertise to give 16 to 25-year-olds who are out of work or education a start to their careers in this industry."
Dec added: "We are incredibly excited to be finally bringing this programme to our hometown of Newcastle and are looking for businesses to attend the Get Hired event and provide these brilliant, talented and enthusiastic local young people with a real foot in the door, whether it is through entry-level jobs or internship opportunities following a successful interview."
Interested businesses with relevant entry level jobs or internship opportunities in the digital, media and entertainment industries can find out how to get involved at The Prince’s Trust.
It can be tough to get your foot in the door of the media and entertainment industry without the right skills, contacts or confidence. That is why we developed our Making it in Media programme with The Trust last year...
By getting involved, businesses will not only have the opportunity to change the course of a young person’s life here in the North-East, but will also benefit from accessing the industry’s next generation of talent, energy and enthusiasm.
“By getting involved, businesses will not only have the opportunity to change the course of a young person’s life here in the North-East, but will also benefit from accessing the industry’s next generation of talent, energy and enthusiasm," Dec said.
The Prince’s Trust helps tens of thousands of young people each year to build the confidence and skills they need to realise their potential. The employability courses offered by The Trust give young people the confidence and practical support needed to stabilise their lives.
Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust programmes move into work, education or training. To find out more contact visit The Prince’s Trust website