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

This summer, our Shared Training and Employment Programme STEP returns for its 8th iteration as the previously annual paid traineeship getting young East Londoners into local creative jobs will take place more frequently – increasing employment opportunities for young East Londoners aged 18-30 brimming with new ideas, creative energy and timely perspectives – as they're matched with our committed and every growing partner employers.

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 (£11.95/ph) 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, and take part in 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 the programme as an alumnus and join our wider creative community.

This year we are offering 13 placements from Bow Arts, Bullion Productions, Broadcast Revolution, UCL East, PEER Gallery, V&A East, Sadlers Well's, It's Nice That, Magnum, YAYA CO, and more.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to view and download the job descriptions. Sectors in focus include:

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

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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. The Hub is funded by the London Legacy Development Cooperation (LLDC) with investment from the Foundation for Future London, through the East Bank Partnerships’ New Talent Future Leaders programme – dedicated to the growth of STEP and other Good Growth Hub activities.

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With thanks to our STEP 8 employment partners

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Previous partners and friends of STEP include:

London College of Fashion, East London Dance, Foundation for Future London, NTS, Artichoke, Rosetta Arts, Pooja Sitpura (Young People’s Programmer, National Theatre) Juliette Larthe (Founder, Prettybird), Thristian (Creative Director, Worldwide FM) Leyla Tahir (Marketing Manager, Tate), Navjot Mangat (Interpretation Manger, V&A East), Catherine Ince (Chief Curator, V&A East) Georgia Catt (Producer, BBC Podcasts), Dramatic Resources, Richard Cross (Programming Manager, Sadler’s Wells), Olivia Twist (Illustrator and UAL Lecturer), Haja Fanta (Creative Producer), among others.