Disorder is passionate about nurturing talent. It works tirelessly to give young people, regardless of their background, the chance to flourish. By giving individuals a platform to exhibit and develop their abilities, Disorder serves as a medium to full-time employment within a number of creative fields.
Whilst working with the magazine, young people get the opportunity to merge practical placement with professional training, as well as guidance into young entrepreneurship. To facilitate this approach, Disorder has established several industry-focused training programmes. Recent initiatives, delivered in collaboration with Jobcentre Plus and various colleges, have seen 360 young people successfully trained to a BTEC qualification level. Over 68% of these individuals progressed into sustainable employment after a year.
Disorder's methods cut a clear alternative to more traditional employment routes into creative industries. With this in mind, Disorder has partnered with the Milestone Foundation and a network of colleges and schools in order to establish a work-based learning qualification and further expand its reach.
This qualification will see more young people given the chance to gain invaluable experience within the creative industry of their choice, including photography, digital media, journalism, graphic design, and fashion. Those engaged in the programme will qualify for a Level 1 or Level 2 BTEC, allowing them to move onto higher education, an apprenticeship or full-time employment.
Tyrone was passionate about getting into music production before joining Disorder TV’s team as an assistant to the sound engineer where he managed the sound for Disorder’s live acoustic sessions. He is now commissioned regularly by a well-known production studio in Central London, working with major artists in the music industry.
Daisy worked in the fashion department at Disorder, making accessories for fashion editorial shoots. After other publications began to enquire about featuring her accessories, Daisy decided to set up her own accessories design business. She now counts Lady Gaga, the Royal Family and a host of other celebrities amongst her clients.
Mark was self-taught in graphic design and worked as a design assistant with the Disorder team for four months. After Disorder’s art director was headhunted by another publication, Mark steered the artistic direction of the magazine and, following four months at the helm, was himself headhunted by a large publishing house. He now works as the creative director for one of the UK’s largest fashion and celebrity publications.
Rose joined Disorder’s fashion team via the Jobcentre after a six-month period of unemployment. Whilst part of the JCP project, Rose received guidance as she transitioned to freelance work and self-employment. She now runs her own successful PR and styling company with several major brands as clients, working in the US, Paris and Tokyo.