COVID-19 UPDATE: In this time, it is more important than ever that young people are given opportunities to keep an eye on their futures, to engage with the big questions of our times, and to help and contribute to society. We hope to be able to deliver this course in real life in our Hub. If that’s not possible, we have an outdoor classroom. We are also equipped to respond to the situation and have an alternative delivery method prepared.
Previous student teams have started-up:
- SHARE – A Library of Things
- Community Fridge: Frome
- The Welshmill Hub
- Remakery: Frome
- Frome Wardrobe Collective
- Make: Shed Frome
- ding Frome
- Edspace Living
Will be announced by end July 2021.
Who we are looking for:
Are you up for a challenge? Do you learn best by doing? Do you want to make your ideas happen?
We’re looking for people who are open to working with others from diverse backgrounds and want to learn from each other as much as from the course. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve finished studying at University or dropped out of college, whether you are 18 or 35 years old, whether you are unemployed or want to make a career change.
This course could be of particular interest if one or more of the following:
- interested in starting up or working within a business or social enterprise.
- keen to work within the community sector and want to develop leadership and facilitation skills.
- up for trying new things and making something positive happen.
We are looking forward to hearing from anyone who feels that they can both learn from the experience, and bring skills and passion to the project.
There is no fixed course cost, but it isn’t free either. Once you have received a conditional offer after the interview, your challenge will be to help raise funds and resources for the start-up you will be working on. You can set your own target as to how much you think you are able to raise (dependent on circumstances, your support network etc).
Dates and times:
Start-Up runs for 11 weeks on Monday-Thursday from 9.15am-2.45pm.
Please apply by clicking the green “register” button. You’ll receive an autoresponder email. Scroll to the bottom and find the link to arrange an informal interview so that we can confirm whether we can offer you a place. Places are given on a rolling basis – apply early for the best chance to get a place.
What previous Start-Up students say