Online Opportunities For Young People: September 2021 Part Two


Online Opportunities For Young People: September 2021 Part Two

We’ve gathered together all the latest opportunities for young people out there to give you skills, enhance your CV and keep you busy:


September is here (again). And even if you’re not back to school, college or university, this month always feels like new beginnings.

So if you’ve chosen September to be your ‘new year new me’ moment, we’re here to help. And with a HUGE list of new opportunities to pick up a new job, gain new skills or develop as a professional, chances are there’s something here for you.


New Opportunities for young people:


Calling all young producers and creatives! The Yard Theatre have an exciting new programme running which will give you the chance to work with award-winning producers and artists to design and deliver an incredible creative event Black Excellence at Nighttime.

Open to young people age 16-21, this is a chance for you to refine and develop your professional programming, producing and promoting skills.

Find out more and apply here.

If you’re interested in the arts and humanities, age 16-25 and would like a mentor to help support you, this opportunity might be for you!

Arts Emergency will link you up to a professional in the creative industries to mentor you and help you with work experience and building the connections you need to break through in higher education and the creative industries.

The programme offers a year of 1:1 support and up to 8 years of access to opportunities to help you pursue your dream career.

Sign up to become a mentee here. Applications close on 6 Oct 2021.

#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!

If you want additional support with your application to the programme, register now for their CV & Application Workshops, taking place from 13th – 22nd September.

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

Are you a writer? Are you 16-30? Do you identify as a person of colour? Purple Moon Drama are handing the mic over to young people for a Black History Month Scratch Night at Poplar Union. They’re looking for 10 minute long original writing – can be scenes, poems, monologues or duologues.

Deadline: September 22nd 5 PM. Find out more here.

Do you have what it takes to be the voice of young people for the Olympic Park? Are you aged between 14-18 years old and from Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest? Apply to join the Legacy Youth Voice programme.

This is a paid opportunity to represent views of young people in East London and help shape the future of the park. Deadline to apply is 26 Sept at 5pm. You will need to commit to attending the core training sessions in October and then taking part in at least 8 workshops in 2022.

Apply here.

London Screen Academy (LSA) is hosting its first in-person Open Event on Tues 28 September 6-8pm! This Sixth form academy in Islington set up by industry for young people interested in film and TV and provides training young in behind-the-camera skills and providing access to real world practise.

The open day is a chance to speak to students and teachers, tour the facilities and see student work.

Sign up to the Open Event here and find out more about the course here.

Dance company Boy Blue has an exciting opportunity for dancers aged 14+ to participate in a mass dance piece on Sun 24 October in collaboration with Good Chance Theatre as part of The Walk – a travelling festival of art and hope in support of refugees. At the heart of the travelling festival is ‘Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a young refugee girl representing all displaced children travelling from Turkey to the UK.

Boy Blue will be celebrating Amal’s 10th birthday on Sunday 24 October 2021 with a performance.

Taster Workshop/Audition: Sunday 26 September 2021

Level: General – Intermediate


14-18yrs: 3rd, 10th, 17th Oct 3-6pm

18+yrs: 29th, 30th Sept & 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th Oct 6-8pm

Full group rehearsals w/c 18th Oct 6-9pm

For more information and to apply, email

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is recruiting a Youth Panel.

The aim of the Youth Panel is to work alongside the IOPC to enable young people to have a meaningful voice on policing and police complaints nationally to make positive changes to how policing is done. This opportunity is open to young people aged 16-25 years old anywhere in England and Wales.

The deadline for applications is September 24th 2021. Find out more about the Youth Panel here.


Credit: Mark Lukas

Credit: Mark Lukas


Old Opportunities for young people still open for application:


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. First session is 21 Sept 2021.

Feeling lost about the future? Aged 18 -25? Get FREE access to one month of online and amazing employability support, plus 12 months of mentoring to help your personal and career development on the Stand Out programme. Run by Uprising and One Million Mentors (1MM), this programme will help you
– Develop new skills
– Boost your CV
– Connect with coaches
– Get your own mentor for up to 12 months
– Discover job opportunities
– Join a community of like-minded people

Apply here. Applications close 27 Sept 2021 and programme runs from 4 Oct – 29 Oct with access to a mentor until Oct 2022.

Want to get your foot in the door of the creative industries? Are you 16-24 and currently on Universal Credit? 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.

Calling all 14-16 year olds! Youth Employment UK have launched a new Young Professional programme to help you start shaping your future. This free and online programme is designed to help you discover your strengths and skills, build you career confidence and help you choose your next steps. Find out more here.

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.


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