Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are joining forces with the Prince's Trust to promote opportunities in TV careers to NEET underprivileged young people.
Ant and Dec are setting up a new media course called "Ant and Dec's Making it in Media" for underprivileged teenagers with the Prince's Trust. The course will enable youngsters to develop their skills within the media industry, and find jobs and training opportunities.
The media course will kick off in July in London and will be free of charge. The two week course will aim to boost participant's confidence and practical skills as well as media knowledge from industry experts.
Ant and Dec's "passion project" was something they wanted to work on for a long time. 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 also said that, because of the pandemic, it is even harder to secure a job which is why they decided to do the course now. Declan has said "We’re incredibly proud to be partnering with The Prince’s Trust on this and we hope we can help make a difference to some young people’s lives.”
The Prince of Wales also commented on the course saying "We’re incredibly proud to be partnering with The Prince’s Trust on this and we hope we can help make a difference to some young people’s lives.”
The course will target NEET (not in education, employment, or training) individuals who are 16-25 years old. It will provide basic training in the media industry, guidance on CV writing, and give them a chance to work as a team on a TV based project.
The course will start in London and look to open the course up to other locations in the future. The managers of the course are looking for employers who are looking to hire new talent.
We would not be where we are without the support of the Prince's Trust and they support many of our projects. We offer many courses for NEET individuals which have been supported by the Prince's Trust. Have a look at our courses via The Rewise Foundation.