Creativity Works: Festivals And Events is now recruiting!

Kick start your career in live events and festivals with this free, accredited, 6 week course.

5 April 2016

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Creativity Works: Festivals And Live Events is a training and employment opportunity for 18-24 year olds.

If you want a career in:

- Arts, music and creative events management

- PR, marketing and media

- Festivals and arts events

- Stage, music, tech and lighting

- Marketing and media

Then this is for you! You’ll get:

  • 2 weeks of exciting training, CV writing, and visits to see live music and events
  • Your very own mentor to help you in your career
  • CV and interview skills development from industry experts
  • A nationally recognised Arts Award Silver qualification
  • One months work experience with some of the best UK and London festivals and events companies
  • Guaranteed interviews for the right candidates for paid internships, apprenticeships and exclusive employment opportunities

Amazing experiences are in store for all participants - see what past participants got up to in previous Creativity Works programmes below...

See what happened at the most recent Creativity Works: Fashion programme


Placements and events will take place across Central London.


Full time in June - mid July, then part time until August.


  • 18-24 years old
  • Living in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Lambeth or Southwark , Waltham Forest , or Newham ( we can consider other boroughs, just ask)
  • Not in employment, education or training already
  • You MUST be free from June 6th to mid-August 2016
  • Passionate about starting a creative career
  • Determined to get the most from the course
  • A team player


Come to one of our Recruitment Sessions - there are three dates to choose from, and places are limited and on a first come first served basis. Simply click on the links below to book:

WEDNESDAY MAY 11TH - 10am to 1pm
A New Direction, (Old Street Tube)

WEDNESDAY MAY 18TH - 10am to 1pm
A New Direction, (Old Street Tube)

FRIDAY MAY 27TH - 10am to 1pm
A New Direction, (Old Street Tube)

Can’t make any of the above dates? Or just have a query? Come to one of our general information sessions to register your interest. Contact us to find out more:

T: 020 7608 2132
M: 07725767851

If JCP Sub customer to opportunity HAC/18165


Q: How much time will I need to give?

A: You’ll need to be free for June and July and some of August for two weeks of training and a 4 week work experience placement. You’ll also be expected to attend employment workshops, interviews, events and festivals.

Will I have to pay for my own travel and food?

A: No. You’ll be provided with money for travel to your training in June. Food and refreshments will be included.

Q: What is a mentor? How can they help me?

A: A mentor is a professional person who gives up their time to support you with your career path and personal development. They can provide a wide range of advice from CV writing, interview skills, to budgeting. They listen and provide an open, safe space for you to talk. You will need to keep up regular contact with your mentor.

Q: Is it all about being arty and creating?

A: No, not at all! There are loads of great opportunities in festivals and events You’ll get to learn about and work with:

  • Events management
  • Site design, construction and lighting
  • Artist liaison, and booking
  • Catering
  • Digital retail
  • Marketing
  • Administrative and office roles

Q: Do I need qualifications to do this?

A: No. We just need to know that you’ll be available for the summer. The most important thing is that you have a positive, committed attitude and are passionate about starting a creative career. The more you put in the more you’ll get out of the experience.

Q: Will being on the course affect my benefits?

A: No. We work alongside the Job Centre and we will inform your advisor when you start with us, so they know what you are doing.