Members and staff from our supported employment group in Leeds visited Duke Studios recently for a ‘Work Orientation Visit’. These visits enable our members to see behind the scenes in different sectors, discover the roles available and how to get them, and make more informed decisions on their career paths. These visits also help members to develop networking skills, meet new people, and source new opportunities for voluntary work, work experience, freelance work, and paid work. Plus, they’re just a good excuse to be nosey!
Duke Studios is an open collaborative space in the City Centre of Leeds. With a company motto of people first, business second. Duke is not your usual work space provider. Based around a co-working model, Duke Studios provides a range of workspaces, creative services, and facilities.
We were treated to a behind the scenes tour and an opportunity to meet with James Abbott-Donnelly and Amy Balderston who explained a little more about the ethos and vision of Duke Studios, introduced us to some of the companies who work there, gave us some of the pros and cons of working in the creative industries, and setting up as self-employed.
Thank you to the staff at Duke Studios for giving us the opportunity to meet with you and get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes, also for the mega question and answer session at the end! Everyone made us feel very welcome! We hope we can stay in touch in the future!