A creative industry open to everyone

STEP is a twelve-month paid traineeship where young east Londoners are matched with committed local businesses to experience an entry-level role and produce a creative project.

Through STEP, young people get paid a London Living Wage or above salary over a 12-month training programme to develop a range of skills and creative approaches. The programme allows participants to get their foot firmly in the creative industries, grow as part of a like-minded peer network, take part in monthly professional development workshops, and get a budget to boost their portfolio with a collaborative creative project.

Participants are also connected with a specialist industry mentor to provide career coaching and continued support as part of our creative community after the programme.  

Expressions of Interest for employers wanting to support our 9th edition of STEP is now open. Find out more.

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This programme is delivered by the Good Growth Hub – a creative careers hub in east London run by A New Direction. The Hub is funded by the London Legacy Development Cooperation (LLDC) with investment from the Foundation for Future London, through the East Bank Partnerships’ New Talent Future Leaders programme – dedicated to the growth of STEP and other Good Growth Hub activities.

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