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STEP 10 – 12-month paid traineeships for young East Londoners

At a glance

New Direction
£13.15 PH
Closing date
12 months fixed
Full time


STEP is designed to match young East Londoners with local entry-level roles so they can gain the experience and insights needed to inform career options, inject creative energy and ideas into committed local employers, and increase pathways into our growing local creative, cultural, and digital sectors.You will be matched with one of our committed local employers to experience a junior role and get paid a London Living Wage (£13.15/ph) or above salary over a 12-month training programme. Unlike a regular entry-level role, through this popular programme, you’ll be supported in your development as you get your foot in the door, develop a range of skills and creative approaches, grow as part of a cohort of people with similar passions, and take part in our monthly professional development workshops.

We’ll also connect you with a specialist industry mentor, provide personal career coaching, and continue to support your creative employment journey as you graduate from the programme and join our wider community of local creatives.

Sectors in focus:

🟢 Museums & Galleries 🟢

🟡 Film, TV, Music, and Broadcast 🟡

🔴 Advertising, Marketing, Publishing & Design 🔴

Select from over 10 placements at Rosetta ArtsGasworksHospital RoomsBBCBullion ProductionsIt’s Nice ThatCreative Lives in Progress and TBWA. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view and download the job descriptions.

Key dates:

  • Applications close: 10:00 am, Friday 23 February 2024
  • Selection day for participants: Thursday 14 March 2024
  • Programme induction: Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Programme placements: Monday 29 April 2024 – 2025*

*All trainees must be able to commit to the duration of the programme and be available for the selection days.

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