Crewsaders, the event crewing company, and DRPG, a global creative communications group, have partnered with The Prince’s Trust, to encourage young people to gain valuable insight and experience in the events industry.

The programme encourages young people to explore their career options within the events and stage crew sector, while also increasing their skills base, enabling them to acquire experience within a competitive industry.

Get into Events with Crewsaders, is a four-day programme, which will get underway on August 13.

There will be an induction day, which includes communication skill sessions, team activities and company overviews. The second day concentrates on practical skills, offering hands on experience in the studios of DRPG’s HQ in Hartlebury, Worcester and the third will see candidates back at The Prince’s Trust’s offices in Birmingham for interviews for roles within Crewsaders.

Successful candidates will attend an Enterprise Day, an internal seminar which will show them how to set themselves up as self-employed work ready.

Jez Light, head of learning and development at DRPG, commented: “It is fantastic to be involved in such a worthwhile programme, opening the door of our industry to people who might not otherwise get the chance.

“This is a great opportunity for us to support our local community, something that we do with pride. We are excited to be hosting the practical skills day and look forward to meeting some potential future industry stars.”

Tom Barlow, Crewsaders’ partnerships co-ordinator, stated: “We are extremely proud to be launching the first ever events partnership with The Prince’s Trust and DRPG. There are not many work sectors that give you such a holistic insight into the varied work within that industry than that of crewing for events. We champion our people above all, so investing in learning and development and mentoring talent through initiatives such as this is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved.”

Georgia Patterson, executive of The Prince’s Trust, Birmingham, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in forging a career within the events and stage crew industry.

“We’d love to welcome unemployed young people or those not in education, to what could be the start they need to kick start their future employment.”