A new employment programme will be creating 80 jobs in the creative industries in Bristol for people aged between 18-24 who have been unemployed for six months or more.

The ELEBCIS project (Entry Level Employment in Bristol’s Creative Industry Sectors) has carried out research during the last year with young people, professionals working in education, and employers and employees already in the creative industry. The research, commissioned by Bristol City Council’s Economy, Enterprise and Inclusion team, has led to the development of a series of proposals and recommendations for future planning of skills training provision for the creative sector in the future.

The report identifies particular gaps in training and skills development to enable access to employment opportunities. Recommendations include developing programmes and activities to support the city, including Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, to sustainably develop its own future workforce and ensure demand for skilled workers in the creative and digital sectors can be met, and maximising opportunity for young people and entry level employees who face particular barriers to accessing employment.

A number of jobs have been funded through the Creative Employment Programme and the Youth Wage Incentive. Anyone aged between 18-24 who has been claiming job seekers allowance for six months is eligible to apply. The new jobs will be created between September 2013 and March 2015.

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