The IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), in partnership with The Metro andCreative Skillset, is currently running the Creative Pioneers Challenge – a nationwide search for digital natives and creative entrepreneurs.
They are offering up to 300 people in the UK help to find work in the creative industries.
Opportunities available include internships and apprenticeships, being offered by 100 creative and digital media businesses. If you are ready to start your own business instead, they also want to put you in touch with the people who can help make your business fly.
Applicants can apply to one of these 3 categories:
CAN DO: For fearless advocates of bright ideas and those who can carefully balance creative flair with commercial canniness. You don’t need a track record but should be imaginatively minded and a team player with the guts to grab opportunities and innovate tomorrow.
CAN-CODE: For the tinkerers of the technical and the minds that love to find out how it all works. Can-Codes are anything from those who have dabbled with code to digital whizz-kids. If you’ve got your own website, blog or you just love reading Wired, then you could be a future leader of the digital revolution.
CAN-START: For the self-reliant self-starters who live and breathe determination. If you’ve got buckets of entrepreneurial spirit and you think you’re onto a good thing, this Challenge is the forum to present your ideas. This Challenge is looking to help you make the content and platforms of tomorrow.
The deadline for applying is noon on Friday 27 April 2012, so don’t delay!