STEP up in your career with a twelve-month paid position to work and train at a top cultural and creative organisation like V&A, Sadler’s Wells and London College and Fashion

The role

STEP (Shared Training and Employment Programme) is back for its third year with nine exciting positions at leading creative organisations open for applications.

How it works

You’ll get two paid places at London Living Wage at two different organisations or two different departments within the same organisation plus receive mentoring, training and networking to help you kickstart your career.

You’ll learn new skills across multiple departments so you can try new things and find what works for you.

Work at

  • V&A
  • Sadler’s Wells
  • London College of Fashion
  • Bow Arts
  • 3 Mills Studio
  • Foundation for Future London
  • Stratford Circus Arts Centre
  • BBC Proms
  • University College London
  • Worldwide FM
  • East London Dance

STEP was created to bring creative organisations together to help increase representation in their industries. Read more about STEP's impact here.

2019 places available, click on the companies to find out more about each individual role:

Applicants must be

  • Available from Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • Current residents of Newham, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Hackney
  • Aged 18-30 years old
  • Keen to develop a career in the creative and cultural industries
  • Open to learning and developing new skills
  • Reliable, committed and passionate about arts and culture

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the industry including non-graduates, disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds. We also welcome applicants from a range of educational backgrounds and therefore do not require a minimum formal qualification for these roles.

Click below to find out more about who took part in the 2018-2019 STEP programme:

How to apply

Complete the application form below with a few written questions, and upload a CV.


Application deadline: Monday 9 September, 10am.

If selected, you’ll need to be available for a group selection day on either the 24 or 25 September, where you will take part in a collaborative group task and meet the team. If successful, there will also be a further interview stage.

It is really important to us that these opportunities are accessible so, if there is additional support we could offer you to enable you to participate, please include this in your application.

If you require an alternative format application form, or would like to discuss access with one of the the team, please contact Rachael Baskeyfield, Engagement Officer at, or on 020 7608 2132.

Need help with your application?

We run informal sessions where you can come to our offices in east London, learn a bit more about the programme and seek some help and support with your application. Register for the events via Eventbrite below:

Info session #1, 20 August 6 – 8pm, A New Direction

Info session #2, 21 August 3 – 5pm, A New Direction

Info session #3, 22 August 3 – 5pm, A New Direction

Any further questions, please contact the team at or 020 7608 2132

This programme is funded by the London Legacy Development Corporation, supported by founding partners Bow Arts, Sadler’s Wells and London College of Fashion, and delivered by Create Jobs.