The proposed project looks to connect the college’s Media and Creative Industry students with professional work experience and development opportunities. These opportunities would also be supported with paid internships at the charity and mentorships extending beyond the academic year.
By Omar Alleyne-Lawler, Communications Manager.
Proposed by Hope in Tottenham, the project would look to develop six students from across Haringey Sixth Form’s Creative Media, Film Studies, and other creative industry courses by taking them on as interns at the local charity.
The students will be entrusted with the transformation of the Charity’s Instagram and website redevelopment as it too transforms from Hope in Tottenham to Hope in Haringey. Under the premiership of Communications Manager, Omar Alleyne-Lawler and Arts Projects Officer, Richard Dixon, the project promises to engage students with relevant industry work experiences.
Looking to give some responsibility for the charity’s rebrand into Hope in Haringey to the Sixth Form students, the project merges classroom teachings with practical experiences. Working in partnership with Haringey Sixth Form, the project will be a portfolio-building opportunity for students looking to move into Digital Media, Communications, Media Production, Marketing, Journalism, PR, Social Media and other practical media industry fields.
As such, four weeks will be dedicated to training with local Brand specialists and Digital Marketing Agency, Blaze Communications before Hope in Tottenham’s Communications and Art teams take over to begin managing the Internship Programme.
The project arises as Hope in Tottenham’s response to Journalism.co.uk’s showing Media graduates have the second-highest unemployment rates across the UK. Aware that two-thirds of employers are looking to recruit applicants with relevant work experience, Hope in Tottenham is proactively and directly engaging with media students to improve their employment opportunities.
The project hopes to launch in the next two weeks so both lower and upper sixth students are given adequate opportunities to participate before the end of the academic year.