A budding music producer has landed his dream job – thanks to a West Yorkshire Work Programme provider and a Bradford training specialist.

Tom Eaton, 21, has been rewarded for his tireless job-searching with a year-long apprenticeship at All Star Entertainments, based in Allerton.

The organisation, which is piloting the new programme in partnership with employability specialist Ingeus, is designed to help people who aspire to work in the music industry.

“Since leaving school I have applied for thousands of jobs, most of which have had a connection with music,” said Tom, of Cookridge. “But the competition is fierce and the whole experience left me extremely frustrated and my confidence rocked.

“I decided my best chance of success would be to follow my own dreams. I never thought the Work Programme would be able to help me but it certainly has.”

All Star Entertainments gives students the necessary skills to work in professions from music technology to events management, alongside essential employability skills.

Trainer Alex Church said: “When we met Tom, he stood out as having all the right attributes to succeed, as well as having the talent. He had been relentless in trying to get a foot in the door so we are delighted to help him.”