communities & young people - work based training

work based training

I worked with the team at the giant workshop and the open day and used my skills as a graffiti artist to design and paint the jacket for the Giant. I was surprised that the team trusted me enough to do it independently and it was the highlight of my time at Strange Cargo. I’ve realised I have the potential to do well at college, I’ve watched the artists work together to produce an amazing final piece and feel like I’ve finally been accepted as an artist.
Sam Giles aged 17 Portrait of a Nation

Strange Cargo have developed a number of routes for young people to work with our team, either through work experience or as interns, volunteers or trainees. Although the creative industries are being employed in many places as a catalyst for economic growth, there are often few opportunities for school leavers to gain the experience and skills needed to consider a career in the creative industries. For this reason we have increased the number of trainees working with the company and delivered a number of training programmes for young unemployed people.