ADLIB are using Bristol Giving Day, 10 October, as an opportunity to launch their new ADLIB Career Workshops in collaboration with Babbasa. Babbasa is a Bristol-based youth empowerment group which aims to support the professional aspirations of, and provide employability opportunities for, young people in Bristol, irrespective of their background.

Taking place in their office in central Bristol the workshops overarching mission will be to enable growth and to support individuals and businesses to achieve their ambitions. The initiatives look to address common challenges regarding barriers to enabling growth: upskilling opportunities, finding the right talent, leadership capacity as well as closing the skills gap. One session at a time, the Bristol-based recruiter hopes its Career Workshops can help to tackle the issues at a local level.

Babbasa students, specifically, groups of young people that are aspiring to a career within either Technology, Creative or Marketing, will be invited to take part in these first sessions.

During 3 separate sector-specific sessions, ADLIB’s team of expert recruitment consultants will be giving advice on career opportunities and avenues – with lots of space for them to ask all the questions they have about the sector they are interested in. Alongside offering more practical and hands-on advice, help and guidance to adjust and tweak their CVs.

While the launch coincides with Bristol Giving Day, the career workshops will run year-round. With specific workshops targeting the sectors ADLIB specialises in, the team looks to meet, and guide, the next generation of Bristol talent.

ADLIB’s managing director, Nick Dean, said “Here at ADLIB we’re at the coalface when it comes to hearing of the demands on skills across the creative, marketing and technology industries. From long-standing skill shortages to the emerging and the next big thing that everybody’s going to be crying out for.

We’re in a position to help inform future generations of the opportunities that exist for them – demystifying the jargon and hopefully supporting them through valuable knowledge when it comes to making well-informed decisions as to why a career in the creative, marketing and technology industries could and should be a highly rewarding career decision.

We’re making it part of our mission to build a series of events and opportunities to share our knowledge. This is simply the starting point.”