Yesterday evening, in partnership with Babbasa, we launched what we hope is the start of an ongoing conversation. The aim of the session was simple; to connect some of the creative industry’s employers with some of Babbasa’s aspiring young talent so they could develop a closer understanding of each other’s needs, hopefully leading to a workforce that is more representative of the diversity of the city.
Employers talked with the Babbasa cohort about the industry, how they got into it, what they do, what they may be looking for as employers and what help young people need when starting out on their journeys into the world of work.
This initial gathering totally exceeded our expectations and many of the young people there last night are already well on their way to gaining valuable work experience placements with employers they met yesterday. We’d say that’s a great start!
The intention is to run these sessions quarterly so, if you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more, email [email protected]
Babbasa is a Bristol-based social enterprise that empowers young people (aged 16-25) from ethnically diverse and less advantaged communities to move into work, education or business – so they feel inspired, supported and ready to fulfil their ambitions.
Bristol Creative Industries is the membership network that supports the region's creative sector to learn, grow and connect, driven by the common belief that we can achieve more collectively than alone.