Factory Futures

Apply to join our new training academy

Factory Futures is a new training programme designed to help young people learn key skills through free work experience programmes, traineeships and paid internships. It’s part of The Factory Academy, our new initiative that helps people from all backgrounds to start new careers in the creative industries – and you can apply for your free place below.

The first 12-day Factory Futures Training Academy began in October, and will include guidance on how creative organisations work, advice from industry experts and the chance to work on a special project designed specifically for the Academy. There is still time to register for our next training academy which runs from Wednesday 18 November –Thursday 3 December.

Everyone who completes the Academy can then apply for a six-month paid internship or a traineeship with MIF or with another leading venue or organisation in Greater Manchester*.  Successful applicants will get to work in a creative environment, develop new personal and professional skills (including digital) – and build a new network of peers and professional contacts.

If you are…

  • Aged 19–24, living in Greater Manchester, unemployed and on Universal Credit
  • Not educated to degree level
  • Interested in anything creative
  • Motivated to learn new skills
  • Respectful of people from all backgrounds
  • Available for a 12-day training academy Wednesday 18 November –Thursday 3 December

… We want to meet you!

*Subject to availability

The Factory Academy is part of The Factory, a world-class cultural space currently under construction in the heart of the city. A place to create, invent and play, The Factory is where the art of the future will be made. Read more here.

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