Twenty creative traineeships for young people and graduates in Renfrewshire

Tue 30th January 2018

Impact Arts are offering young people across Renfrewshire a unique opportunity to earn over £250 per week while training for a future in creative industries such as art, design, animation and photography.

Starting in February 2018 and running for six-months, twenty young people from the Renfrewshire area will take up paid traineeships in Paisley.

A partnership between Impact Arts and Renfrewshire’s Council’s Invest in Renfrewshire programme, these opportunities are available to unemployed people between the ages of 16 and 29.

This takes the form of two programmes, both funded through the EU’s European Social Fund.

Advanced Creative Pathways is aimed at unemployed 16-19 year olds and will offer ten six month paid traineeships, teaching skills in digital photography, 3D printing and animation.

Those taking part will also gain SQA accreditation and take part in intergenerational arts projects with local children and older people.

The Creative Mentoring Programme is aimed at recent graduates in arts-related subjects who are aged 20-29 and currently unemployed.

There are also ten spaces on this programme which will give match participants with professional artists and offer placements with local community arts projects.

You can find more information on recruitment for these posts on the Jobs section of our website.

Natalie McFadyen White, Head of Delivery for Impact Arts, says this is an incredible opportunity for those looking for a future in arts or the creative industries.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to twenty young people in Renfrewshire.

“The Paisley 2021 bid was instrumental in getting people talking about Renfrewshire’s creative and cultural heritage and potential over the last two years.

“We hope to harness all the energy and positivity of the bid and offer a well-rounded, creative experience to those looking to take their first steps in the creative sector.

People from Renfrewshire have made a profound worldwide impact in the fields of arts, culture and creativity. We hope these projects can go some way towards uncovering bright new talent in the area.”

Those looking to register their interest in the project are asked to call Invest in Renfrewshire on 0300 300 1180.

Those who are interested but would like more information are encouraged to attend an information session on Thursday 1st February 2018 at the Russell Institute (30 Causeyside Street, Paisley).

Advanced Creative Pathways (for 16-19 year olds) will be covered between 2pm and 3pm and the Creative Mentoring Programme (for 20-29 year olds) between 3pm and 4pm.


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