The Young People Opportunities Board: November Part One


The Young People Opportunities Board: November Part One

We’ve gathered together all the latest opportunities for young people out there to help you pick up a job, gain new skills and enhance your CV.


Now that it’s getting colder and the nights getting darker, it kind of feels like the perfect time to stay home and hibernate through the winter. But, with so many new opportunities dropping recently, this might just be the time to get your hustle on.

Opportunities for young people age 11+:

Creative Mentor Network are matching young creatives from low socio-economic backgrounds with professional mentors on a 16-week mentoring programme. Mentors ranging from Creative Directors to Senior Strategists will support your journey and help you learn more about the industry.

Applications close 9am Monday 13 December. Click here to find out more and apply.

16-24 and want to take your first steps into the creative industry? Create Jobs still has a HUGE list of career opportunities across the creative sector through the Kickstart scheme, from social media to brand design. Find out more here.

And Creative Access, who support talented people from groups that are under-represented in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic background and disability, also have a massive list of amazing Kickstarter opportunities – have a browse here.

YUAF are launching the next round of their Futures programme! YUAF Futures was created from the need to help young people aged 16-19 from communities challenged by inequality (BAME, LGBTQIA, disabled teenagers and those living in poverty)

Futures provide young people with the space to explore their passions, upskill in those areas, gain work experience placements and meet aspiring role models in your chosen fields. Previous YUAF Futures graduates have had work placements and upskilling sessions with industry experts in some of the most iconic spaces such as the BBC, The Crown (TV Series), Virgin Media, Reprezent Radio and many more.

Find out more here – spaces are very limited so email Laurie from YUAF to ask your questions and sign up.

The Skills Toolkit | Find a course | National Careers Service are offering you the chance to improve or learn new skills. 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.

Reed online courses – including food and hygiene, excel and HTML5 – which usually cost around £1000 are all reduced to £10 at the moment as part of a government upskilling scheme. Find the full list of courses here

This one isn’t a career opportunity, but in to celebrate Interfaith Week 2021, The Faith & Belief Forum – with partners London Queer Muslims, House of Rainbow, Sarbat and OneBodyOneFaith – are hosting an informal online space for LGBTQ+ people and allies of different faiths, religions, and non-religious beliefs, to celebrate together.

Expect icebreakers, online games and opportunities for sharing and discussion about your faiths and backgrounds.

This online social runs on 18th Nov 2021 6:30-7:30pm. Register for free here.

Opportunities for young people age 18+:

Closing soon! Stand Out is a free online month-long daily programme for 18-25 yr olds to support you in finding a job by connecting you with employers, as well as up to a year of free mentoring to help you stand out in a competitive job market and  live daily online sessions covering topics such as how recruiters work, how to ace job interviews, presenting yourself for success and much more.

Applications close Mon 15th November 5pm. Find out more here.

18-25, interested in sport and fitness and ready to get into work, education or employment? Join the Street Elite programme in January!

Based in Poplar Baths and run by The Change Foundation and Berkeley Foundation, on this programme you’ll get”

  • Female lead weekly sports and gym sessions
  • Get £20 per session paid directly with you 
  • Develop your sport for social change coaching 
  • Get support into finding work or develop your own business idea with key figures within your desired sector 
  • Develop sport for social change coaching skills

For more information contact or call 07824589525

Creative Mentor Network also have programmes run with specific organisations, including Sony Music and Soho House for young people age 18-24. Find out more here.

MAMA Youth Project is recruiting for a FREE six weeks full time Digital Media Training programme! Trainees gain six weeks of intensive digital media training, followed by minimum of 2 weeks paid work placement with an industry partners (including Sky, Banijay, Netflix, Channel 4, Warner Bros Entertainment, Lime Pictures, Fremantle Media, Sister, Gravity Media and many more).

Open to 18-25s living in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster ONLY.

Application deadline is 11.59pm Monday 22 November. Find out more and apply here.

arebyte gallery, who run multimedia installations across video games, virtual reality, AI, interactive art and more, have an marketing and production role open through the Kickstarter scheme.

Find out more here.

Ever wanted to get into politics? Patchwork Foundation Masterclasses are open

This unique programme provides young individuals with the opportunity to hone and develop their political knowledge and skills, whilst learning from experts within the political sector.

Applications for our 2022 Masterclass Programme are now OPEN!

Join us for a 10-month programme to hone and develop your political knowledge and skills whilst learning from experts within the political sector.

Deadline to apply: 12pm Monday 29th November 2021. Find out more and apply here.


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