New Deal of the Mind has become The Creative Society
Since founder and CEO Martin Bright wrote the article that kick-started our work, the concept of a New Deal of the Mind has provided a mutually rewarding service in which creative organisations and businesses have directly benefitted from the creation of over 1000 sustainable jobs for young people.
As our work has evolved however, we’ve had to evolve with it, and now need a new way to better reflect the positive outcomes that we as New Deal of the Mind have helped to shape.
We are therefore evolving our brand to become known as The Creative Society with a mission to build and support the creative economy.
Look out for changes across our social media sites – coming very soon.
There is a piece in The Times today by our trustee Alex Graham calling on top companies to “break the vicious circle around jobs and experience”. Alex runs the TV production company Wall to Wall, that makes some of the most popular shows on UK television, including Who Do You Think You Are? and New Tricks. In the article he points out that unpaid internships are often the first step on the ladder for young people seeking work:
“Unpaid internships have become the principal entry point for young people seeking work in sectors such as the media, the creative industries and Parliament.”
He goes on to say that while it’s appealing to employers to take on people unpaid, it’s a temptation that should be resisted: (more…)
Last week Culture Secretary Minister Jeremy Hunt advertised for a number of unpaid internships to work in his constituency office, prompting a renewed focus on the role of interns in parliament.
There are many merits to the basic idea of an internship and some are of huge value to the individual concerned. However it’s the cumulative effect of offering unpaid internships which is truly worrying: they create a barrier to entry for white-collar jobs that is hard for young people from lower-income backgrounds to overcome.
Unpaid internships have become the principal entry point for young people seeking work in sectors such as (more…)
German/French/Spanish Speaking Translator, Social Media Researcher & Communicator
Salary: £18,000 per annum, pro rata
Duration: 3 month paid internship with the potential of a full time role at the end of the period
“Local content on a global scale”
Pockestock is a new company and a stock photography aggregator of content worldwide. We are community driven with a creative vision and photography is our business. We bring vast industry experience but are looking to develop, refresh and challenge the norm.
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