Online Opportunities Board for Young People: February 2021: Part One


Online Opportunities Board for Young People: February 2021: Part One

We’ve gathered together all the latest opportunities out there to give you skills, enhance your CV and keep you busy during lockdown:


Want to make it in the music business? Dive headfirst into the industry in artist development programme MUSIC REVIVAL! This FREE online series curated by DJ and presenter Carly Wilford will help you discover the creative skills you need from top professionals in the scene. Sessions will run every other Wednesday from 10 Feb – 30 June. Apply here. Deadline: Friday 5th February 2021.

The Elizabeth Line have opened a role as Customer Experience Controller in the Romford area. Our Customer Experience Controllers play a vital part in our link between customers, staff and our service. They ensure real time train running information is clearly communicated to stations and MTR Elizabeth line customers. Apply here. Deadline: Friday 5th February 2021.

Wac Arts Young Producers: A Creative Producer makes art happen – anything from a theatre show or dance piece to an exhibition or festival. If you’d like to learn how to do it for yourself, then join the free Wac Arts Young Producers programme. Producing experts Poet in the City will be delivering masterclasses over the course of 2 months, and then you’ll have the opportunity to support the Wac Arts Creative Producer in creating an online event. Applicants must be London residents aged 15+. For more information and to apply, please email their Engagement Officer at Deadline: Friday 5th February.

Aged 19-25 and want to become a Creative Leader in the arts? Art Clubbers want to hear from you! As a SYNC Creative Leader you will have the opportunity to receive paid training on facilitation and to deliver online workshops to the younger generations living in and around Tower Hamlets, London. For more information and to apply click here. Deadline: Friday 5th March 2021, 5pm.

Credit: Mark Lukas

Credit: Mark Lukas

ELOP & Tower Hamlets LGBT+ Forum presents LGBT+ History Month Events, a series of free online events across History Month 2021. There will be panel discussions, dance tutorials, writing workshops and historical social media posts every day. For more information email

Why not improve or learn new skills during this third and hopefully final lockdown? The National Careers Service has given access to FREE courses to help individuals to learn new skills, such as Practical Maths, Computer Essentials, Coding, and more. Find a course here.

Are you a young person aged 16-18 in Tower Hamlets and not currently in education, employment, or training? You are eligible to join the Rich Mix New Creatives Programme starting spring 2021! Rich Mix New Creatives is a programme of personal and professional development, coaching and a 3-week paid work placement delivered by Rich Mix in partnership with Grit. Find out more and sign up.

Are you aged 18-25 and not in education, employment, or training? If so then Street Elite has the perfect programme for you. They are running a 15-week programme to help you find employment or start on your career path. You will be paid £20 per session and once the programme is finished you will go on work placements specific to your career path. If you are interested sign up here.

Partnership for Young London want to know how young people aged 16-25 living in London feel about issues including the pandemic, employment, housing and the media. There are over 50 prizes available, and winners will be announced in April. Complete the survey here.

Credit: Mark Lukas

Credit: Mark Lukas

When We Speak is recruiting for their FREE youth activism programme with a series of virtual workshops and events! These sessions are an opportunity to learn new skills, share tips and tricks for motivation and meet other like-minded young Londoners who have something to say! Sign up here. Deadline: Friday 12th February.

Would you like 12 weeks FREE training in cloud computing and jobs afterwards? If you are aged 18-29 and NEET (Not currently in education, training, or stable employment), available for 12 weeks, able to travel into central London each day and excited to launch a tech career then this is for you! Starting average salary is £25k-30k.  Register your interest for the Spring 2021 programme here.

 Tower Hamlets are looking for participants aged 16-25 who are living, studying or working in Tower Hamlets (Central Area) to take part in a workshop on Tuesday 16th February 2-4pm on the consultation for a new design guide for good housing growth across the Central Area of the Borough. The workshop will take place online and you will be reimbursed with a £20 voucher for your time. If you’re interested register here.

Booking has opened for the Youth Leadership in the Arts Conference 2021!  Curated and hosted by MouseTrap Theatre’s Youth Forum, this two day online event is for young people aged 15-24 who are interested in a career in the arts.  Over the two days (16th and 17th Feb), attendees will attend panel discussions from industry professionals sharing lots of valuable tips, advice and industry knowledge, as well as take part in talks on topics such as wellbeing in the arts, digital troubleshooting and getting your foot through the industry door. To find out more and to book tickets (donation based from £1 or free through bursary application) follow this link.

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