Kitcatt Nohr Digitas is one of 100 creative and digital media companies uniting behind an innovative new recruitment drive across the country to fast-track 300 young people into employment in the UK.
Spearheaded by advertising trade body the IPA, (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), this unique initiative has the backing of the government, with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries championing it.
Called the Creative Pioneers Challenge, applications open today and anyone aged 16+ can enter at www.creativepioneers.co.uk. The deadline for entry is 12pm on Friday 27th April.
Successful applicants will begin work in September in a variety of roles as apprentices or paid interns in television and film production, gaming, digital technology, web design and analytics, social media, media planning and buying, creative services, marketing communications and advertising. Kitcatt Nohr Digitas will be offering placements in its Creative and Project Management departments.
The Creative Pioneers Challenge marks the latest phase of Nicola Mendelsohn’s IPA Presidential agenda. It is being supported by sector skills council Skillset, and in partnership with UK’s leading urban media brand Metro who will be running a four month editorial and promotional campaign in 50 cities around the UK.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, commenting on the Creative Pioneers Challenge, said: “This brilliant scheme will create hundreds of exciting and rewarding new jobs for young school leavers in the creative sector. The creative industries represent a massive opportunity for growth and the IPA and the companies involved in this challenge are to be commended for nurturing and developing the next generation of film directors, web and video game designers, advertising chiefs and marketing experts.”