This week Campaign Collective has welcomed two new trainees through the government’s Kickstarter scheme, to help them flourish as a social enterprise.
The Kickstart government initiative, intended for young people receiving Universal Credit, allows them to get a foot in the door in a field they’re passionate about, without going down the conventional root.
Freya Preedy, who joins as a Campaigns Trainee, said:
“I am so excited to learn about the campaigning and communications field as a whole, picking up tricks of the trade as I go. I am pleased to be offered a role with an organisation whose ethos fits so in line with my personal beliefs.”
Lizzie Lewis, Content Trainee, who will be working for the good news outlet, The Rooftop, said:
“I’m thrilled and proud to be one of Campaign Collective’s first Kickstarters! It’s going to be a fantastic learning experience and a real boost for the start of my career in communications.”
The two will be developing their skills in communications, working with clients and PR, whilst providing their insight to current running campaigns. Learning from a social enterprise itself, both Kickstarters will be mentored by the Collective’s experienced members, opening many doors for them both for future career aspirations.
Sarah Colombini, Founder Member of Campaign Collective, added:
“This is the first time we have recruited for roles like this and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share our knowledge and skills whilst supporting the next generation of campaigners. We believe this is the start of something amazing for the campaigning industry and hope to be a pioneer on this path.”
“Lizzie and Freya will bring a fresh set of eyes, new ideas and trends from the younger generation to the work Campaign Collective does.”
Campaign Collective was also supported by the Public Relations and Communications Association in the hiring of Kickstart employees.