Ant & Dec will be bringing their Making it in Media programme with The Prince’s Trust to Manchester this autumn and are keen to hear from businesses in Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas of the North West that have entry level media-related job opportunities for young people.

Employers from the media and entertainment industries, as well as those with media related roles, can change young people’s lives by getting involved in a one-day Prince’s Trust ‘Get Hired’ event, which takes place following the two-week programme for young people aged 16 to 25.

Businesses taking part will get to interview young people who have demonstrated a genuine desire and commitment to taking their next step into employment in the industry, alongside meeting a diverse range of young talent.

The initiative aims to bridge the gap between employers looking for a time efficient and low-cost recruitment process, and young people who are ready to move into work, but who are struggling to access the right opportunities.

Commenting on the Manchester project, Ant said: “Our Making it in Media course with The Prince’s Trust is a real passion project for us. Young people have unlimited creative potential, and there are so many roles in TV and media that they could thrive in. We’re really keen to hear from Greater Manchester businesses that can support the next generation to succeed.”

Dec added: “Starting out in the world of work can be challenging at the best of times, but right now it is harder than ever for young people. That’s why we plan to extend our project to different areas across the UK. We hope that by connecting Greater Manchester employers with talented young people, we can help the industry to find new and diverse talent, while making a difference to young people’s lives.”

Media and entertainment businesses, or those with entry level full or part-time roles in video production and online content, for example, can find out more about how to get involved by contacting The Trust on Gethiredinfo@princes-trust.org.uk for more information.