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Steps – a 12 month traineeship that is paid

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What you'll learn

A twelve-month paid traineeship where young East Londoners are matched with committed local businesses to experience an entry-level role and produce a creative project.

This online course is taught using In person

What does this mean for me?

Our courses are normally taught in person. To keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic, we're doing all our teaching online instead.

You'll need a computer or smartphone with a good internet connection.

Your tutor will send you detailed instructions before lessons start.

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Apply for this course

Through STEP, you’ll get paid a London Living Wage or above salary over a 12-month training programme to develop a range of skills and creative approaches. Get your foot firmly in the creative industries, grow as part of a like-minded peer network, take part in monthly professional development workshops, and get a budget to boost your portfolio with a collaborative creative project.

We’ll also connect you with a specialist industry mentor, provide careers coaching and continue to offer support as part of our creative community after the programme.

Who can apply?

  • Young people aged 18-30
  • Residents of Hackney

Who’s involved?

This year we are offering up to 30 placements in sectors including – museums and galleries, theatre and performance, fashion and design, film, TV, radio and broadcasting.

Companies offering placements this year include:

BBCV&ASadler`s WellsLondon College of FashionBow Arts , University College LondonImmediate Theatre3 Mills StudiosThe Face MagazineBullion Productions, Bianca SaundersPEERJustSoAnywaysWonderhood StudiosRaw LDN  + more to come!

You will also work with the Good Growth hub; we deliver regular training in partnership with a range of industry experts, careers and employability workshops, mentoring and coaching and professional development opportunities.

Some roles include two consecutive six-month placements whilst others offer one 12 month placement. There is a range of both part-time and full-time placements on offer.

Key dates

Applications open on Monday 21 March and close on Tuesday 3 May 

The programme launches on 27 June and will run until July 2023, all trainees must be able to commit to the duration of the programme.

Job roles

 

(We will be adding more opportunities over the next few weeks, make sure to keep checking back and keep an eye on Good Growth Hub socials.)

Film, Music, TV, Broadcast

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Fashion & Design

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Museums & Galleries

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Theatre & Dance

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Advertising & Marketing

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For more information and how to apply please contact Dalal.al-jalaby@islington.gov.uk

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