STEP (Shared Employment and Training Programme)

A creative industry open to everyone

STEP (Shared Training and Employment Programme) is open to young east Londoners and brings together partnerships across the cultural and creative sectors; its mission is to increase representation in the creative industries.
Participants complete two 6-month roles (paid at London Living Wage), professional development workshops and a team project. Building a strong peer network, and working with a specialist industry mentor, interns are equipped with the skills, experience and connections to succeed.
Exploring new methods of recruitment and training, STEP offers an alternative for employers and young Londoners. Together we’re developing a model for the future of entry-level roles. Impact
  • Increase diversity in the creative and cultural sector by providing paid employment opportunities for those currently under-represented in the sector
  • Increases participants knowledge and experience to better prepare them for the varied career path many creative professionals experience
  • Creating a network of employers who are invested in developing the creative workforce of the future
  • Support participants to continue working in the sector through paid employment or relevant training

Our 2019 STEP partners:

  • 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

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. We're now recruiting for the next STEP. Find out more and apply:
2018-2019 STEP cohort:
Andrew Adedipe: Sadler’s Wells (Programming) / V&A Curatorial
Edinam Edem-Jordjie: UCL Culture (Exhibitions) / UCL Culture (Public Programming)
Nicole Fasabi: Production Assistant, Worldwide FM (Production Assistant) / London College of Fashion (Digital Content)
Malik Fields: London College of Fashion (Digital) / Worldwide FM
Rebekah Hundeyin: V&A (Curatorial) / Sadler’s Wells (Programming)
Leila Jassal: Bow Arts / Sadler’s Wells (Producing and Touring)
Maureen Kargbo: Film Office / LCF Fashion Space Gallery
Maeve McDonnell: LCF (Fashion Space Gallery) / TBC
Fizza: Sadler’s Wells (Producing & Touring) / Bow Arts

You can also read the latest blog updates from the STEP teams over on the STEP microsite:

Project Tags


  • V&A logo


    • Arts and Culture
  • London College of Fashion, UAL logo

    London College of Fashion, UAL

    • Education & Research
  • U


    • W

      Worldwide FM

      • F

        Film Office

        • F

          Fashion Space Gallery

          • Bow Arts logo

            Bow Arts

            • Arts and Culture
          • Sadlers Wells Theatre logo

            Sadlers Wells Theatre

            • Arts and Culture