TELLY favourites Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have teamed up with The Prince’s Trust for a free training course to get disadvantaged youngsters into the media.
Ant and Dec, both 45 and long-time supporters of the charity, called their Making it in Media campaign “a real passion project”.
Ant and Dec have started a free training course to get kids into TV[/caption]
Ant said: “There are so many roles in TV and media that young people may have never considered as a career.
“We want to help young people find out more about the industry.”
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.
The presenting duo teamed up with The Prince’s Trust[/caption]
“We hope this course offers some inspiration, practical skills and experience.”
The two-week course for 16 to 25-year-olds begins in London in July with grants of £250 to cover costs, including childcare and travel.
They say their Making it in Media campaign is ‘a real passion project’[/caption]
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Trainees will work with a team on a project related to TV production, be helped with CV writing and interview techniques, and introduced to employers.
Organisers hope further courses will be held in northern cities, including Manchester and Newcastle.
Trust founder Prince Charles said: “Being able to raise young people’s aspirations is incredibly important.”