January-March Applications now closed!

 

What's Catalyst?

Catalyst is a 10-week Creative & Digital Skills programme that nurtures and inspires young talent into the industry. It's the ultimate training programme aimed at 18 - 30 year olds, who are hoping to get their foot in the door of the digital industry and for those already in work seeking to brush up on their skills.

It's totally unique in that it is not grant funded, nor is it linked to any educational institution... Instead we've put together a programme that is based on what the creative and digital sector is actually looking for. How do we know this?  We worked alongside them to shape the programme!

Held in the heart of Liverpool, the programme has been co-designed with some of the movers and shakers, and most profound leaders in the city. Throughout the 10 week programme, you'll be mentoredchallenged, and given the freedom to explore your creativity whilst being surrounded by like-minded people. You'll be collaborating and pushing your creativity to it's limits through a series of interactive workshops, talks, social experiments, gatherings, and a graduation to finish.

You'll be connected with leading agencies and studios in Liverpool, as they'll be the ones who will be leading on all of the workshops; showcasing their working practices, the different types of roles in their team, their culture and they will share their advice and top tips to get the best out of a career in the industry. Giving you career goals and much greater understanding of creative and digital


Who is it for?

Catalyst is open to anyone in the Liverpool area wishing to progress in the digital industry. Perhaps you’re a graduate or just finished college and want to get into the digital industry, perhaps you already work in a digital firm but want to top-up on training or be exposed to the scope of opportunities that are right on your doorstep… Become a part of Innovators Hub, and let us guide you in pursuing a career that you love. 


Programme Syllabus

The 10 days will be divided into 3 different themes: Connect, Collaborate, Create. Over the course of the 10 days you will learn everything you'll need to support you into the creative and digital industry. You'll get an insight on the local creative and digital community and have built your own toolbox of the necessary skills and processes needed within the industry today.

Connect (Day 1-4): Identifying Self, 3 Things That Shaped Me, Presenting Yourself, City Identity, Presenting Creative Work, Tools for Life

Collaborate (Day 5-7): Get Your Head Around Code, Inside The Studio, Taking The Lead, Provoke, Baltic Tours, The Project Lifecycle

Create (Day 8-10): FACTours, Embracing The Wacky Ideas, Developing Purposeful Brands, Innovation Timelapse, Time to Pitch, Graduation


Key Details

Location: All the Catalyst sessions will take place in Liverpool city centre, either at one of the participating companies or our own premises in the Tempest on Tithebarn Street.

Equipment: As the sessions will vary every week, we'll notify you before with any equipment you might need to bring with you on the day. 

Cost: Catalyst is completely free to attend for anyone selected for the scheme. 

When: The 10-week programme will run for a full day (9am-5pm) every Tuesday from January 24th to March 28th

Join Catalyst. This is a unique opportunity to be exposed to the exciting companies in the creative and digital sector. Bring your best set of skills and open yourself up to an intense 10-weeks of learning, doing, and connecting, and then who knows by the end of the program you may end up working in one of these agencies!

Simply click "apply now" as soon as possible to express your interest before places fill up! You will be prompted to send a short bio about yourself and tell us why you would like to join the programme. Deadline for applications is January 13th. Please contact hello@innovatorshub.co.uk with any questions regarding the programme or application form.

Catalyst is already backed by a collaboration of local digital businesses, who are providing networking and training opportunities to the students. If you represent a local digital business and your business would like to join this collaboration please get in touch.