The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
On Monday, New Deal of the Mind hosted an event entitled, ‘Making the Work Programme Work’. Karen Freyer, Managing Director of NDotM, Pauline Tambling, Joint CEO of Creative & Cultural Skills and Louise Duncan, Regional Development Manager of A4e presented to a packed out screening room at the beautiful Somerset House.
The event brought together some of the leading thinkers and suppliers of Welfare to Work programmes from the creative industries. The topic of discussion was how best to build on our collaborative success in putting over 800 young people into work via the Future Jobs Fund. The speakers outlined some possible ways of engaging with the government’s new employment programme, The Work Programme.
In conclusion, it was decided that employers in the creative industries needed to come together to develop potential models for the delivery of the Work Programme for our sector. NDotM will hold a series of working groups over the next few weeks where partners can input their views and make suggestions. So if you can deliver creative work placements and apprenticeships we are calling on you to get involved in these working groups. To join in the discussion please email Mwila Mulenshi at Mwila@newdealofthemind.com to get more details.