The Young People Opportunities Board: October Part One


The Young People Opportunities Board: October 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:


New Opportunities for young people:

Stratford East’s Young Technicians Course is a brand new, FREE, introductory training course on Technical Theatre and backstage roles. The sessions will offer local 16–21 year olds  from underrepresented backgrounds and with no experience of technical theatre the opportunity to work with industry professionals. The course will include hands-on workshops in lighting, sound, set design and stage management.

Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline to apply is 11 October 2021 at 12pm.

Want to get your foot in the door of the creative industries? Are you 16-24 and currently on Universal Credit? There’s a tonne of roles available through the Kickstarter scheme, such as all these roles at Theatre Peckham:

  • 5 x Theatre Makers (performing and backstage roles)
  • Office Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Assistant Producer
  • Creative Learning Assistant

Click here to find out more.

Create Jobs 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.

The PRS Foundation now have an Open Fund for Music Creators! This supports the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career.

The fund can support projects by songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others.

Click here to find out more and apply. The deadline is 18 October 2021

Leaders in Community are recruiting for their new Be.Inspired programme! Be.Inspired is a female empowerment project for young women age 15-19 to explore various careers path available to them, gain insight knowledge to broaden their horizons and network with women in leading roles in Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Design, and the Creative Industry.

The programme launches on 27 October 2021. Watch the last cohort talk about their experiences here.

Application deadline is 18 October 2021. Apply here

The latest in the BPI Equality Sessions series will be all about ‘Celebrating Black History Month’. This online event and panel conversation is focused on acknowledging and celebrating the changes that have happening across the music community to promote better diversity and inclusion following the industry’s Black Out Tuesday response to the death of George Floyd in June 2020, as well as the challenges still ahead.

Click here to find out more and get tickets. The event will take place on 20 October 4-6pm.

And we’re looking for music and performance artists to perform at our huge Black History Month show! Artists much be 16-25 and have a completed and ORIGINAL track or poem.

Artists chosen will before will get 1-1 support from Garfield through the G.O.L.D programme every Thursday 6-8pm which will elevate your live performance skills to the next level ready for the show on the 29th.

Auditions are being held on 13 October 2021 at the Linc centre from 7pm. No need to book, but email us at for more information.

The Linc centre can be found at: 70 Fern Street, E3 3PR.

Credit: Mark Lukas

Older Opportunities for young people still open for application:


#10000BlackInterns have paid work experience available for young Black people in the UK across a whole variety of sectors, including:
– Accountancy & Finance
– Corporate & Investment Banking
– Financial Services Data & Technology
– Legal Services
– Management & Strategy Consulting
and more!

Apply here.

Our friends over at Headliners have launched a Community Leaders Programme for young women and non-binary people age 16-25, not in employment, education or training and interested in journalism and creative digital media.  This is a chance to learn the tools to run creative projects and make a change in your community. Participants will receive industry insight, mentoring, support in next career steps and more.

The programme is open to residents of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Tower Hamlets and runs for 12 weeks over June – August 2022. Travel expenses and lunch will be covered.

To find out more email

Want to create change in your local area? Want to have your voice heard by those in power? Join the Poplar HARCA Youth Empowerment Board! On this board, you’ll meet monthly to generate ideas, learn skills and have their opinions and perspectives listened to by high-level decision makers within Poplar HARCA. Board members will also receive:
– Improved employability prospects
– Skills development
– Networking opportunities
– 1:1 access to a professional mentor
– A tailored Individual Action Plan
– The opportunity to become a YEB alumni
– Residentials and trips

Find out more and apply here. The programme has already begun but there’s still time to apply!

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.


Are you an organisation providing free opportunities for young people who wants to appear on this list? Email us at