Sector Opportunities

Kickstart a career in the arts

Create Gloucestershire is supporting young people to kickstart their careers in the arts, cultural and education sector

Kickstart Scheme

Create Gloucestershire has been selected as a Gateway organisation for the new government Kickstart Scheme.  The scheme aims to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people across the country.⁠

Create Gloucestershire is utilising this scheme to provide a rare opportunity for young people to experience work in the arts and cultural sector and is a great opportunity for the sector to diversify – by bringing in younger people from more diverse backgrounds. There will also be opportunities for the young people taking part to work and network together.

Who can apply?

Young people aged 16-24 years old, who are unemployed and claiming Universal Credit. Eligible applicants will be referred/recommended to apply through the Jobcentre Plus by their work coach.

To find out more about the scheme, what the jobs are and how to apply⁠ as well as how to offer a placement as an employer please go to the Create Gloucestershire website⁠ –

Personal Development

‘Meeting Life as a Creative Adventure’ is an online programme by Create Gloucestershire to empower young adults to harness their creativity and thrive in uncertainty, creating an unfolding future together. It will run over 6 weeks with a small group of 12 young people.

The course will offer the opportunity to:

★ connect with others ★ develop yourself
★ find motivation ★  in a supportive space

Places are FREE, as costs are covered by funders. In addition, an access and carers support fund is available to contribute towards costs anyone might have to enable them to attend the programme.

Find out more and how to apply on the Meeting Life page of the Create Gloucestershire website⁠ –

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