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Creative Mentor Network

Creative Mentor Network is a charity supporting young people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds into careers in the creative industries through mentoring. Our mission is to create fair access to creative industry careers for young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Through access to a trained mentor, networking opportunities and support finding employment, young people build their networks and develop their understanding of the career paths available so they can make informed decisions about their future and achieve their potential.

Our model is designed so that everyone wins: career opportunities for young people; training for employees; and access to diverse talent for businesses.

http://www.creativementornetwork.org Find out more

The 5% Club

A skills campaigning charity of a dynamic movement of nearly 500 employers committed to earn & learn as part of building and developing the workforce they need as part of a socially mobile, prosperous and cohesive nation. The Club exists to help its members and all employers increase further the number, quality and range of earn & learn opportunities across the UK. By joining The 5% Club, members aspire to achieve 5% of their workforce in earn and learn positions (including apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formalised training schemes) within five years of joining.

https://www.5percentclub.org.uk/ Find out more

WeMindTheGap

We believe that giving meaningful opportunities, combined with ongoing support and care, transforms young people’s futures. Our mission is to give new opportunities in life and work to under-served young people in our local communities through the provision of a totally holistic programme which includes 26 weeks of paid employment. This programme helps to address any gaps the young person may be experiencing in maturation, aspiration, confidence, care and skills.

http://www.wemindthegap.org.uk Find out more

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Comedian Rob Beckett has spoken up about the class divide in comedy and his heroes "imagining what a working-class person’s life is."

13/10/2021

Rob reflects many working class people’s experiences entering the creative world, including being unable to work for free.

We know the creative industries are heavily skewed towards hiring and progressing people from more privileged backgrounds. But it is vital they stay in tune with and reflect their audiences.

Our Creative industries toolkit is designed to help the industry be more #CreativeAndDiverse. Take a look 👇

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