i.studio Offers Digital Industry Placements in the North West

The Real Work Experience [Goldsmiths] by thinkpublicThis Autumn could be a testing time for some of the 400,000 graduates looking for a digital career, with the number of vacancies taking a dip, competition will be hotter than ever.

Internships and work placements, when well executed well, can be a fast-track way to getting a dream job as well as providing employers with seasoned recruits.

We're big fans at Chinwag with two interns currently learning about the industry and providing valued help in a busy environment.

News of another great scheme has reached Chinwag Towers. Creative digital support agency Northwest Vision and Media are working to help make the region’s new talent make the right start - and partnering with agencies keen to find them.

North West Vision and MediaThe i.studio scheme offers not just 6 months in a hands-on trainee role (this isn’t latte-fetching "work experience") but masterclasses, mentoring and funds to give them a better understanding of the business of digital, help them figure out how to manage their careers and top up their training. It’s all part of the wider Digital and Media Skills Programme delivered in partnership with Skillset and supported by the North West Development Agency.

Potential candidates need to be over 18, not in full time education, resident in the Northwest of England, have less than a year’s experience in the industry and be able to show they’re dead set on a career in digital. Full details are here, or in the PDF at the bottom of this post, alternatively email i [dot] studioatvisionandmedia [dot] co [dot] uk.

It's also worth pointing out that candidates need to be over 18, so this isn't exclusively aimed at graduates, so if you're looking to get into the digital sector, this could be a great way in.

We'd love to hear - and will happily blog about - similar initiatives from other regions, so do let us know.

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