The Big Issue is launching a brand new talent programme for young people who struggle to land work in the media.
The Breakthrough programme will offer opportunities to talented 18-24 year olds from underrepresented and less privileged backgrounds, passionate about a career in the media industry.
Working with the DWP’s Kickstart scheme, The Big Issue will offer four places, based in London, to create a youth-led unit within the multi-award winning media arm of the business.
The scheme will offer training across all aspects of journalism including digital, social, video, audio, design and writing.
The four recruits will work on a live product from day one. They will curate a dedicated content channel onBigIssue.com and contribute to an annual printsupplement to The Big Issue magazine.
They will tackle big themes such as theenvironment, employment, training, housing, diversity and inclusiveness, and more.