Online Opportunities For Young People: June 2021 Part One


Online Opportunities For Young People: June 2021 Part One

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


New Opportunities for young people: 


All Stars London’s Young Leaders programme is recruiting for their next cohort of Young Leaders! On this mostly-online programme participants will build key leadership skills, including public speaking, team-building and events producing. They’re also offering the opportunity to be mentored by global institutional asset management firm Davidson Kempner and work experience with the Financial Times, as well as working as a team to produce a virtual Talent Show. Sign up here Deadline: Wednesday 9th June.

London Stadium are looking for a Safety Administrator to be employed ASAP. This role is for three days per week for a three-month period, to start mid -June if possible.  The roles are paid at London Living Wage (LLW) currently £10.85 per hour for 24 hours a week. The main skills required are: people who are efficient with computers and programmes as the work will involve inputting info to letters, sending documents, saving files, using spreadsheets.  Send your CV to Deadline: Thursday 10th June.

Yunus & Youth are looking for young social entrepreneurs with an early-stage social business to join their fellowship programme.  The programme is free and the application season is now open for the seventh global cohort. It is comprised of online training, mentors from Fortune 500 companies and a final competition to pitch to investors. Apply here DeadlineSunday 30 June.

EY Foundation’s Beyond Your Limits programme has been created by care-experienced young people and is being piloted in England and Scotland. This is a two-year programme delivered in school holidays and will provide:

  • Quality paid work experience and employability training
  • Mentoring and a progression coach
  • A bursary and a Level 2 Qualification in Understanding Emotional Wellbeing
  • Sessions tailored to fit participant’s goals

There are a small number of fully funded places available for the programme starting in July 2021. To be eligible applicants must be aged 16 – 18, In part or full time education (or just about to start), be care experienced and live in London. The deadline is Monday 7 June 2021 and early contact is highly encouraged. Contact Chi Nkem / 07385 422 725 to register or for more information.

Spare Tyre have an opportunity for 6 freelance artists to take part in a paid skills workshop programme in June 2021, with a view to joining their pool in the future. The programme will cover sensory arts practices, online safeguarding, remote access tech skills, evaluating your practice, and more. Trainees will be paid £165/day during the programme. Find out more here

METRO Charity runs LGBTQ youth groups across South-East London, and this Pride Month they have a whole load of events coming up – including an IRL Pride on Sunday 4 July! IRL Pride will have a low-key picnic vibe, acoustic performances and art activities. Events are open to all registered METRO Youth Group members age 11-25. Contact and state your age and borough to sign up.

National Citizen Service (NCS) is an opportunity for young people aged 16-17 to take part in a 2-Week Summer programme. It is an opportunity to take part in activities and teamwork and start building new friendships, to learn life skills and take part in workshops to develop employability skills, independent living skills, and public speaking. Finish the programme by engaging with and supporting the local community through volunteering, creating and implementing your own social action project. Sign up here.

Looking for work this summer? Age 18-20? The Line are offering skills, training and paid work opportunities this summer for young people in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest. You can sign up for a free CV and Personal Statement-writing webinar lead by London College of Fashion, and gain help with you with your job application techniques and presentation skills. A follow-up session will also provide you the chance to get 1-1 feedback. Sign up here

They also have 16 job opportunities for young people who want to be Youth Guides at their outdoor art exhibition. Youth Guides will be paid London Living Wage and will work 4 hours a week over summer. Find out more and apply here

Old Opportunities for young people still open for application:


The Skills Toolkit | Find a course | National Careers Service are offering you the chance to 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.

The BFI Future Film Festival – Film Freeway is now open for submissions! Are you 16-25? Do you have a short film in any genre, 10 minutes or under in length. The film needs to have been produced in the last two years and be an interesting and original concept, with good production values and an entertaining subject matter. Selected films will screen at BFI Future Film Festival 2022 and have the chance to win one of our 10 BFI Future Film Festival awards, which include cash prizes, mentoring and kit. Deadline: 6th August. Apply here.

Join IGD‘s virtual work experience week to gain skills and experience to add to your CV, and expand your network, by interacting with industry professionals. Apply here.

Are you 18-24 and have 12 hours a week to spare? If so then the FastFutures programme is for you (your background and how well you did in school doesn’t matter). This programme is free and will give you a head start in the workplace through mentoring, virtual site visits, team projects and mock interviews. Apply here.

You may not think of yourself as a composer, but if you love to create your own original music, and are bursting with creativity, originality, and potential, then you might just be! The BBC Young Composers Competition 2021 is looking for musically-minded people aged 12-18 of all technical ability, backgrounds, and musical influences. Deadline: Monday 28 June, 5pm. Find out more here.

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