Working to a live brief from a local business, you’ll gain real-life experience to add to your CV. We’ll help you learn and develop skills employers are looking for such as collaboration, teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills — plus interview techniques to help you land your next job.
See what we’re doing with our young people group – Breaking Ground.
Young people aged 18 – 24 who are not in employment, education or training and live in the Southey or Firth Park Wards of Sheffield.
Meet people working in tech, engineering and arts, create solutions for real workplace problems and choose training that supports your career goals. We’ll connect you with industry mentors, employability coaches and a network of young people right here in Sheffield to help you in your career.
The 2020 applications for this programme have now closed. The next round of applications will open in July 2021. To hear about this and other opportunities, subscribe to our newsletter.
Location: Online via Teams
Hours: 10 am – 12noon, Tues – Thurs
Number of Positions: 12
Deadline: Next application opens in June
– Mike Scown, Pottery Manager, Art House (2020)
You may not have experienced tech, engineering or arts before. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in these sectors (for example you are from a community of colour, did not go to University or had free school meals as a child), and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to this role, please contact Elle, Elle@brightbox.org.uk, and she would be happy to help you think this through.
Register your interest
Complete our registration form so that we can get to work and start finding you a mentor.
Chat with us
Meet, email or video call with one of our mentors who will help answer any questions you have and start setting up opportunities for you.
Meet your project group
Get to know your small group of 6, access employability support and complete a real world project
If your application is successful, you’ll need to be available for an online group selection day where you’ll take part in a collaborative group task and meet the Brightbox team.
It is important to us that our programmes are accessible. Please let us know if you would like to submit your application in a different format – contact us.
Do you have an impairment, disability, learning difference that you would like us to be aware of, so we can ensure you can access the application, selection process or the programme?
Want some help with your application? Attend one of our info sessions:
Are you an employer interested in accessing diverse young talent, speaking on the programme or mentoring a young person?
Are you a professional working with young people, let’s work together?Get in touch