Creativity Works: Multimedia Training

Helping young Londoners break into the media and creative industry

Creativity Works: Multimedia Training is a free, intensive four-week bootcamp for creative young Londoners. Combining high-impact media masterclasses with employability skills training, this is part of the Mayor’s Fund for London’s long-running Creativity Works programme in partnership with Media Trust, and supported by Citi Foundation.

Are you aged 18 – 24? Did you go to secondary school in London? If you’re living in London, currently not in education, employment or training and want to break into the media or creative industries, this Creativity Works programme will give you the skills you need – for  FREE! 

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In 2021 we celebrated ten seasons of Creativity Works!

We will be running two Creativity Works four-week programmes this spring and summer, on the dates below:  

  • 6 March – 31 March  2023
  • 9 May – 2 June 2023

You can apply to take part in either the March programme or the May/June programme, or – if you can do either date – you can express your interest in both (you will only be offered a place on one programme).  

Applications are open!

Start your application here

Deadline to apply for our March programme: Sunday 26 February at 11.59pm.  

After we’ve received your application, and if you are eligible, we will set up a 30 minute call with you to chat through the programme and what you can expect. If you do not attend this call, we won’t be able to accept you onto the programme. 

The training will be delivered in a hybrid format, with some sessions delivered face-to-face and some online. Throughout the programme, you will visit media and creative businesses and get hands-on experience to help you land your first or next job! Additionally, you’ll also benefit from group mentoring sessions with industry experts who will provide you with advice and support. 

We’ll mark the end of the programme with a showcase to celebrate your achievements during the four-weeks of training. We’ll be inviting our industry partners to the showcase so it will also be a networking opportunity.  

The four-week programme will focus on building practical foundational skills for jobs in the media, advertising and creative industries.  

The media and creative masterclasses cover a wide range of topics from photography to TV production, and from data and insights to social media. The sessions will be facilitated by Media Trust’s high-profile industry partners who include the BBC, Google, Hearst, Snap and Vice

You will learn the nuts and bolts of each area and get the chance to apply your newly-acquired skills through creating your own content, pitching your creative ideas, and receiving feedback from industry experts.

Throughout the programme, you’ll also benefit from employability and soft-skills training, including developing your CV, writing cover letters and interview techniques, as well as money management and tips on confidence-building and problem–solving. 

Creativity Works helped me develop from a person who saw no way onto the career ladder, to someone who now has the world at their feet.

Lydia, Creativity Works 2021 alumna

Mentoring

Following the initial programme, you will take part in group mentoring sessions with media and creative industry experts for four weeks. Your mentor will support you by giving you career advice and helping with job applications. 

Success Story

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Our Corporate Partners

We enjoy outstanding support from the media industry. Our partners include: