A new announcement by the
government has promised a £1.1 billion investment in the creation
of media jobs, including those for graduates currently looking for
Local councils, third sector groups, arts organisations and
creative industry bodies will bid for a share of the money in order
to create new employment opportunities in their sector, a boon for
graduates with media degrees.
Announcing the funding at the launch of the government's Lifting
People, Lifting Places scheme, work and pensions secretary James
Purnell and culture minister Andy Burnham said that organisers of
music festivals are already keen to sign up.
Mr Burnham said: "This investment is a golden opportunity to create
real jobs for Britain's young talent of the future."
Alistair Darling has already pledged to help the 250,000 unemployed
young people in Britain today find work, including those looking
for a graduate job during the difficult economic climate.
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