Pathway into a Professional Youth Work Career with the Creative Arts and Digital Innovation Team

EA Launches Professional Youth Work Training Programmes in Creative Technologies

The Education Authority (EA), working in partnership with the University of Ulster, has created a Pathway to Professional Youth Work Scheme, which aims to attract fresh, new talent to the youth and community work sector.  This Pathways Scheme focuses on our creative technology team (known as Creative Arts and Digital Innovation or CADi)

The Pathways Scheme offers a tremendous opportunity for people from a range of different backgrounds to develop a career in youth work, or even change career path, without accumulating student debt.

The CADi team targets young people who are not presently engaged effectively with formal education, or their communities and could benefit from a more challenging opportunity to gain accreditation in a creative arts or technology discipline.

The scheme will provide 4 successful candidates the opportunity to combine studying for a professional, accredited Honours Degree or Postgraduate Qualification in Youth Work, whilst employed as a trainee youth support worker for EA.  Upon completion of the programme these post will be upgrade to the professional pay scale.

Find out more about the Role here

Key Dates

Anticipated dates for the selection process are as follows:



Closing Date  18 October 2019
Shortlisting Week commencing 21 October 2019
Selection Panel Interview and Presentation Week commencing 4 November 2019

These timings are indicative, however, you will be given as much notice as possible of any changes.

Please note that it may not be possible to reorganise any stage of the selection process because of unavailability of applicants.

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Last upated: 09/10/2019