Campaign aims to get young people in Grantham back into work

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An annual campaign aimed at getting more unemployed young people into work, has been launched this summer.

The Keep Producing Campaign is for under 25s in the area who are either unemployed or in full time education. It is designed to get young people to sample the events industry before making any major decisions on their future careers and employment.

Each year participants will be asked to produce a short video clip on a topic that is relevant and influential at the time. This year’s topics are to create either a flash mob or a harlem shake video in various locations throughout the local area. Once completed, participants will then submit to us to be picked to showcase on our YouTube site throughout that month.

Using social media sites, networking and PR tactics participants must then promote their work throughout the year, to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize and the opportunity to work within an events company for a year.

Sam Darlington, Director of One Events said: “The idea behind the Keep Producing Campaign is to allow young people in the local area to experience the events industry first-hand in a fun and educational way. This way they are not being told what to do but are given the freedom to think creatively about their event and all the things that go along with it, whilst being supported by our experienced events team.”

To put together these video clips participants will be using essential skills applied by events coordinators on a day-to-day basis including; organisation, communication, time management and promotion skills. These skills are easily transferable to most jobs today, so even if participants decide events management isn’t for them they are still taking away essential skills that will help them progress in the future.

To find out more about the Keep Producing Campaign and how you can get involved whether as a participant, partnership or sponsor, then contact One Events on 01476 978 184 or email amie-leigh@oneevents.org.uk