Build Your Skills

We exist to equip and empower young people with skills and the confidence to thrive. 

As part of this, we offer a range of projects, events and experiences aimed at developing talent in all its forms. 

Our initiatives encompass work placement programmes and workshops with leading practitioners. So whether you’re looking for a one-off session or more ongoing support, we’re here to help. 


Whilst all our programmes contribute to developing young people’s skills, knowledge and experience, we also offer a significant number of work experience, apprenticeship and internship opportunities each year. These are in the areas of marketing, design, event and project management, customer services, technical and production work.   

We do this in close collaboration with Kingston College, Kingston University, local schools and other educational bodies, along with international partners in exchange programmes.

Each person receives an experience that is tailored to their individual needs and the focus is as much about building confidence, self-esteem, working with a team, and learning, sharing and networking with peers. We’re keen to ensure Creative Youth has a positive and long lasting impact on your life – and working life – as you’re just about to enter the workforce. 

Please email if you would like to find out more. 

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“My time doing work experience for Creative Youth three years ago, as part of the Festival, has had a lasting impact on me. I learnt so much about the industry that I want to be part of and was treated like other members of the professional team. Seeing so many fabulous shows was also a bonus! I am so pleased that I have now been employed by this amazing organisation in my first professional role and where my journey continues.” 

– Harry Roberts