CreativeRace welcomes Channel 4 digital marketing trainees
We’re delighted to be working alongside two trainees from Channel 4’s Content Creatives programme. Kas Dunlop and Rosie Wilson will be joining the CreativeRace team for an eight-week work placement within the agency.
The Content Creatives scheme offers opportunities in digital for 18-24 year olds living in Yorkshire. The successful applicants went through a six-week bespoke training course with Sharp Futures, before joining one of five agencies and digital companies in the Leeds area.
Within their six-week programme, the trainees have been learning about how to create and deliver digital content. The course content included training on skills such as production techniques, digital storytelling, ideas generation and pitching, alongside soft skills such as communication and teamwork.
Kas is a keen YouTuber, and has been creating content on the channel since he was a teenager. Some of his high-quality gaming edit videos have gained over 10,000 views.
Rosie is currently finishing her Illustration and Design degree at Sheffield Hallam University and now wants to use what she has learnt to develop her skills in other creative fields.
During their time with CreativeRace, Kas and Rosie will have the chance to work on a number of interesting projects, allowing them to apply their learning in an agency environment.
Kas had the following to say after his first week: “My first week with CreativeRace has been amazing! As soon as I walked into the office to start my first day, everyone was so supportive to me. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people helping me develop my skills and I’m so thankful to everyone that has helped me settle in this week. I can’t wait to see what the next seven weeks holds for me!”
Rosie added: “Content Creatives has been an incredible opportunity for me, the course includes six weeks training with Channel 4, and then an additional eight weeks on placement at a creative agency.
“The course has not only been educational about the industry, but there are sessions on imposter syndrome and confidence which help prepare you for the placement.
“My placement at Creative Race has been nothing but positive so far, everyone is very welcoming, and it didn’t take long for me to feel comfortable in the office. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks, and can’t wait to see where this experience will take me.”