Online Youth Opportunities Board: August 2020


Online Youth Opportunities Board: August 2020

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


Our Summer Holiday programme has launched! Check out the amazing things we’ve got planned for you here

Looking for online accredited courses to boost your CV? We’re working with ASDAN to provide you with access to over 30 accredited short courses – from Employability Skills to Language to Expressive Arts and more. Want to find out more? Email our Youth Volunteering Coordinator Harry at

Boundless Theatre are looking for paid writers age 15-25 to work together and write the second series of their podcast Radio Elusia. Click the link to find out more and apply.

Create Jobs are launching Creativity Works, the ultimate in creative and digital employment courses. There are 100 spaces for young Londoners to take part in four six-week intensive online training programmes, work experience, live briefs and masterclasses. This is a great chance to develop contacts, knowledge and the confidence needed to get your careers going.  Application deadline is 1st October. Find out more and apply here

Creative organisation Eastside running a series of film workshops and masterclasses with BFI Film Academy to give 16-19 year olds the opportunity to work with leading industry professionals and make their own short film. The application deadline is 21st September. Apply here

Eastside are also offering a mentoring scheme to ten young femxle filmmakers age 17-25. On this scheme, you will supported on your own independent film-making project by an industry professional and the opportunity to access a £200 production budget. Click here to find out more.

For 18-24-year-olds with big ideas, Eastside are running a scriptwriting competition. This is your chance to have your film idea, script, monologue or spoken word poem to be developed into a short film with the BFI Film Academy. This is a fantastic opportunity for a young writer to flex their creative muscles and have their work premiered. Apply here

Young Urban Arts Foundation are offering a range of free, after-school workshops covering rap, song writing, podcasting, drama, visuals arts, DJing masterclasses and more. Find out what you could get involved in here

Photoworks are running a competition for young artists age 13-25 who want to document the people, places and communities that have shaped you at this moment in history, and the heritage you will hand down to future generations. Click here to find out more.

Mama Youth Project are recruiting for a paid TV traineeship which will provide young people 18+ with the chance to train in a variety of television roles and gain practical experience making a broadcast TV show for Sky. Applications close Tuesday 22nd September at midnight. Find out how to sign up here

 Grow Wild are offering anyone aged 18-25 and living in Greater London is eligible to apply to receive £500 towards a creative project of their own design, and exhibit their work in iconic London landmark, 70 St Mary Axe.

YouMeUS.TV is an exciting digital entrepreneur and youth coaching programme for young people age 14-21 living in Waltham Forest, Newham, Hackney or Tower Hamlets. This year 80 talented young social action volunteers  will be selected to work with a commercially successful digital social media agency to produce an online channel telling the real story of what it’s like to live and be part of London. Young people will also receive world class media production training and mentoring from industry experts including Apple, Google, YouTube, the UFF team and AniMortal Studios.  Visit their website to apply

The Prince’s Trust are advertising current job vacancies and offering one-to-one support to help young people find work during these difficult times. They are also working with WYK Digital to offer an 8 week programme to 18-30 year olds wanting to break into the digital marketing sector to offer expert training and support participants on completion of the programme in finding employment. The next programme starts in February 2021. Apply here.

Young people with great business ideas can apply for an award (up to £5000 grant, business support and living allowance!) from the UK Government through Young Innovators Awards 2020/21.Deadline is Wednesday 2 September 2020

Are you a young carer? Sign up for Tower Hamlets Council’s The Young Carers Project for the opportunity to take a break from the daily responsibilities of being a carer by interacting with others facing similar challenges.

Opportunities that have now closed:


Sony Music’s 2021 internship programme is open for applications! Young adults aged 18 plus can apply to a 12-month paid internship at Sony Music UK. There are 27 spaces open across the business to offer inquisitive and passionate young people a spot within finance, marketing, content creation, brand partnership and more. Deadline is Sunday 16 August 2020.

Hackney Empire’s Artist Development Programme (ADP) returns with a two-week summer series exploring music, drama, dance, fashion and more! Delivered online, this is your chance to learn from industry insiders and find your passion. Click here to find out more

Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service (THEWS) are running free summer mental health webinars for secondary school students. Book onto the Managing Back-to-School workshops.

Khulisa are running their first ever Virtual Expression Sessions, an open mic and exhibition event. They’re looking to promote young artists who have been capturing their lockdown experience through music, visual art and spoken word. If you’re an artist who wants to perform or exhibit your work, sign up here 

Radio 1Xtra have launched their Inspire ME masterclass and mentorship series! Led by industry experts, these masterclasses will run fortnightly from Thurs 23 July and aims to arm young adults with life skills, insight and general knowledge often missed at school. At the end of this series they will launch a 12 month mentorship scheme to link up young people with successful black professionals from different industries. Check the list out here

Are you an organisation looking to provide young people free opportunities? Email us at