Applications, Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme (Funding)

Posted: Thursday, 16 March 2017

The Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme (NI CEP) is creating 100 paid apprenticeships and paid internships in arts and cultural organisations, helping to give young people the chance to gain experience in organisations local to where they live. The remaining application deadline dates for the programme are 5pm, 7 April and 16 June 2017.

This funding is to help employers create paid internship positions for young people aged 18-24 in the creative industries, unfortunately applications for apprenticeships can no longer be accepted.

An arts organisation or creative business can apply to create up to 3 internship opportunities.

The Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme has already helped creative businesses to access £173,000 for funding to create 53 new jobs for young people.

What will an intern cost me as an employer?
The intern must be employed at the minimum wage, £7.05 per hour, for a minimum of 30 hours per week and for a period of 6 months/26 weeks. Taking the NI CEP grant of £2,500 into consideration - the employer's contribution will be £2,999 over 6 months.

Click here for details about the programme on the NI CEP Website.