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Become a Mentee

We run programmes that offer mentoring for young people aged 16-25 looking to get into the creative industries.

We define the creative industry as: advertising and marketing, fashion and textiles, music, film and TV, tech and digital, architecture and design, art and culture, journalism and broadcasting and publishing. We support young people into both creative and non-creative roles in the industry, as well as creative roles in other industries.

 Mentoring will help you to:

  • Grow your understanding of the creative industry careers landscape
    (the jobs available, the routes in, and the skills you need to be qualified)
  • Build your network of professional contacts
  • Expand your portfolio by working with your mentor on creative projects
  • Develop other skills (confidence, resilience and self-awareness)
    that will help you succeed in the industry

Am I eligible to apply?

Our mission is to make the creative industries more socio-economically diverse and inclusive by supporting young people from low socio-economic backgrounds, as such we have eligibility criteria

  • You must be aged between 16-25 and attend/ed a state or non-fee paying school.
  • Are or have been eligible for Free School Meals


Your parents occupation falls within one of these categories;

  • Semi-routine manual and service occupations such as; postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, catering assistant, sales assistant.
  • Routine manual and service occupations such as; cleaner, packer, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff
  • Technical and craft occupations such as; motor mechanic, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener, train driver
  • Clerical and intermediate occupations such as; secretary, personal assistant, clerical worker, call centre agent, nursery nurse.
  • Long term unemployed

I don’t fit your eligibility criteria but I would like a mentor. Can you help?

Unfortunately to be on one of our programmes you must meet our eligibility criteria. However if you do not you can check out Arts Emergency, Jolt and Creative Equals for resources and help to access the creative industry.