Next three week course starts on 6th September
Benefit claimants (ESA or Universal Credit) aged 18 – 24 can apply to join a technical and craft work
experience programme taking place in Bognor Regis in September. Led by professional theatre
technicians, this intensive but friendly training programme offers unique hands-on experience of a range
of practical but transferable skills that can improve your employment prospects and boost your
Over the course of the three weeks, the participants will work together on a series of tasks using team-work,
problem-solving and creative skills. They will build practical sound effects such as a wind machine; create puppets,
props and sound effects and help out backstage. The finished comedy sketches (performed by others) will be
presented to an audience as part of the Southdowns Folk Festival and at a comedy gala in the final week.
Participants will also benefit from on-going support in their search for employment and can access learning
opportunities after the course has ended. They will also work towards the Health & Safety Awareness qualification
Feedback from previous courses:
“It was a challenge but I managed to get through it and I’ve learnt new skills. I’ve enjoyed watching it all come
together! It’s helped me to consider other work options including apprenticeships.”
“It’s been good – I’ve enjoyed it. I’m now a lot more confident – talking in group discussion, meeting new people,
working in teams and trying new things. That’s surprised me.
Previous experience is not required, anyone is welcome but numbers are limited. Speak to your Job Centre work coach to find out more. For more information: email email@example.com
Our new comedy project will be coming out of hibernation soon and its friendly team wants to welcome everyone to join in the laughter. There’s loads of opportunities for all ages to get involved, and most of the events are free of charge: performing workshops, scriptwriting sessions, cartoon drawing, kids’ comedy club, lighting & sound – and much more. We expect to be back up and running in April. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN A COURSE
Making Theatre Gaining Skills participants are often able to join us after their course has ended as a volunteer or Peer Mentor.There are often opportunities to work with us as a volunteer. We also welcome people with specific skills to share with others including construction, carpentry, dressmaking, graphic design etc. From time to time we can offer paid internships which are generally advertised on Facebook, local job websites and industry networks.
To find out more about upcoming programmes in your area, contact the team: