A 12-month paid traineeship for young East Londoners wanting to step into careers in the creative & cultural sectors

Our Shared Training and Employment Programme STEP returns for its 7th iteration this spring 2023 and we’re on the lookout for 15 East Londoners aged 18-30 brimming with new ideas, creative energy and timely perspectives.

Those of you joining our popular traineeship will be matched with committed local businesses to experience an entry-level role in the creative or cultural sector where you'll get paid a London Living Wage or above salary over a 12-month training programme. Be ready to develop a range of skills and creative approaches as you get your foot in the door, grow as part of a like-minded group, take part in monthly professional development workshops, and receive a budget to boost your professional portfolio as you take part in a collaborative creative project.

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

This year we are offering 11 placements from CEBE, BBC Music, Broadcast Revolution, The Student View, GROW Hackney, The HudsonBec Group, UCL East, Immediate Theatre, and 3 Mills Studios.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to view and download the job specs.

Sectors in focus this round include:

  • Museums & Galleries
  • Film, Music, TV, Radio, Broadcast & Production
  • Advertising, PR, Marketing, Print Media & Publishing, Business Operations

Not sure which suits you most? Take our STEP 7 personality quiz to find out.

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This programme is delivered by the Good Growth Hub – a creative careers hub in East London run by A New Direction.

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