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Careers with YouTube and Google through Jobcentre Plus

Young people have got their foot on the career ladder with YouTube, Disney and Google through working with their local Jobcentre Plus adviser.

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Levi Roots and Dean Clarke - R3v3r3nt Skateboards - New Enterprise Allowance

Young people have got their foot on the career ladder with YouTube, Disney and Google through working with their local Jobcentre Plus (JCP) adviser, Minister for Employment Esther McVey announced today (4 February 2014).

Jobcentre Plus advisers work closely with bosses across the country to make sure young people have the skills and work experience they need to get the job they want – and have started work in places such as the National Portrait Gallery, Google and YouTube.

Employment Minister Esther McVey will be raising the profile of the unique range of jobs available through working with Jobcentre Plus at the launch of the next phase of the government’s flagship New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) with celebrity Enterprise Ambassador Levi Roots at the Jobcentre Plus ‘Office of the Future’ in London Bridge today.

Minister for Employment, Esther McVey said:

Many people might be surprised at just how many jobs from emerging and creative industries there are that young people can get into through working with their local Jobcentre Plus adviser.

Working together with business to create jobs and support young people get into work are central to the government’s long-term economic plan to build a stronger, more competitive economy.

Employment Minister Esther McVey will visit the London Bridge ‘Office of the Future’ Jobcentre Plus today (Tuesday 4 February) with successful young entrepreneurs for the launch of a new NEA campaign video which highlights the benefits of the scheme.

The NEA offers expert mentoring and financial support to jobseekers who want to start up their own business, helping people who have previously been on benefits turn their business ideas into successful enterprises.

So far, enterprising jobseekers have set up 32,520 new businesses thanks to the scheme, ranging from new internet start-ups to a luxury dog treat company to a new florist business.

Careers in the creative industries

Careers in the creative industries that young people have started through working with their Jobcentre Plus adviser include the following.

Graphic designer

Astute Graphics is a software company ideal for digital artists. This job entails working on exciting projects for Pixar and Disney, Apple, Panasonic, MTV and many more. This job also offers the opportunity for international travel.

Currant Web designer

Currant Web is a UK based company that offers professional website development. Currant offers the opportunity to work alongside a diverse range of clients that include major businesses as well as budding internet enthusiasts.

Filmmaker for Google / YouTube – Signature Pictures production company

Signature Pictures is a multimedia production company which create and produce films, music, and any other kind of media relating to the arts.

Other vacancies

Other vacancies available through Jobcentre Plus include:

  • St Paul’s Community Church choir singer – Bristol
  • 80s vocalist – An 80s electronic synthesizer duo looking for a vocalist for a working duo covering artists from 80s – Redruth
  • Bollywood dancers required for newly opened establishment in Leicester
  • 3D visualisation artist – Staffordshire
  • Camera operator (studio / TV broadcasting) Liverpool FC is one of Europe’s most successful and iconic football clubs
  • Junior model-maker – Specialist training in the construction of scale structural models. Some experience working with hand and power wood-working tools – Dunstable

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Published 4 February 2014