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The AD-Cademy

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What you'll learn

Brixton Finishing School rolls out a free, nationwide virtual school to rewrite the creative industries talent blueprint.

The AD-Cademy is a nationwide version of BFS, with a blend of expert content, speed mentoring and trail blazer keynotes. It’s an 8 week virtual experience that delivers an introduction to and overview of our ecosystem, unpacking the many roles on offer and increasing employability. It doesn’t sugar coat our inclusion challenges and looks to empower our students with the tools they need to win at work. It’s designed to remove location as a barrier to industry entry and include regional accents in our midst.

Upon graduation our cohorts are introduced to employers and workplace ‘showcases’ are woven into the content to generate pipelines for partners.
The AD-Cademy is designed to enhance the employability of talent from communities ‘under served’ by employers, enabling them to develop the skills, knowledge and network needed to kick down the doors to this industry.

The curriculum was developed by Lachlan Wiliams (ex Head of Strategy at R/GA, Digital Agency of the Decade and previously a teacher of creative and media studies). It’s delivered virtually by industry experts, leaders in their chosen fields, at big name brands and partners over 8 weeks through video content, live Q&As, reflections and linked resources.

The course will take participants through how the industry works, the challenges it’s facing, the ecosystem (as well as how they might fit into it!), and help develop their professional skills and profile by providing top tips for ‘winning at work’ as well as CV development.

Entry requirements

All types of talent are welcome, and we are particularly interested in those with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) backgrounds as there is a shortage of talent for well paid roles with excellent progression potential in the paid media industry.
18-25 year olds from under-served communities (Multicultural, Working Class, NeuroDiverse, Female)

This online course is taught using Microsoft Teams

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.

New to video calls? See our guide

Apply for this course

No CV/Cover Letter required. If you sign up you are IN

To find out more about the course content please visit https://brixtonfinishingschool.org/adcademy/

To register interest please visit https://brixtonfinishingschool.org/register-interest/register-interest-form/

For support with your application please contact Dalal.al-jalaby@islington.gov.uk

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