Creativity Works: Digital Product Design 

We've partnered with YSYS (Your Startup, Your Story) to deliver a 6-week training programme giving you the soft and hard skills you need to break into the digital design industry

In the UK alone, the digital sector is worth over £400 million a day to the economy. The number of new businesses and jobs created in the digital sector is growing more than the rest of the economy with around 45,000 jobs available just in the UK.

YSYS want to help young creatives with digital skills tap into that opportunity so if you’re someone with a bit of design knowhow and a talent for thinking creatively then this opportunity is for you. Come learn from some of the sector’s digital leaders like Hero, Visly and Publicis Sapient and discover the job opportunities across design, project management, user research, and delivery.

Location

Remote

Hours

Mon-Fri

Number of Positions

25

Deadline

10am Thu 1 Oct

The course is delivered online Tuesday and Thursdays, with support sessions and learning Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This includes industry talks, development workshops, pastoral support, peer networking and self-study. The core elements of this course will cover:

  • Remote working in design
  • Intro to design softwares
  • Design fundamentals
  • Collaborating cross functionally
  • Personal project management
  • The Double Diamond approach
  • Stakeholder management
  • How to be engaging
  • User research
  • Project delivery
  • Personal growth
  • How to ace an interview
  • How to find the right company for you
  • Career action plans
  • Live industry brief with feedback from product designers

As well as access to the course content, our aim is to place every person who goes through this programme into paid work or further training. You’ll also get access to:

  • Free, industry standard training from top employers
  • Connections to live job roles
  • Weekly employment workshops to improve your applications and interviews
  • An industry mentor to support your career goals
  • Individual and group wellbeing support
  • A network of young creatives
  • Ongoing alumni support, access to events and networking opportunities
  • A MacBook Pro and Figma Software

We don’t mind about qualifications or past paid experience; our requirements are that you must:

  • Be between 18-24 years of age
  • Be from a London borough
  • Have a real interest in product design
  • Be a natural problem solver, never satisfied with the status quo, always seeking optimisation.
  • Have some experience with design software (e.g. InVision, Sketch, Figma, Illustrator)
  • Have a basic design education, this could be any of the following;
  • Self-taught with minimal commercial working experience, but an understanding of basic design principles
  • General Assembly/ Immersive course certification
  • <1 year graphic design/ digital design experience
  • Design related degree, but no work experience.
  • Any digital arts course certification, with the desire to transfer to product

Other than that, we want to see your passion and interest in the industry as well as a creative can-do attitude and desire to learn. Find out more about our ideal applicant here.

We encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented in the digital and creative sector. This includes women, people who are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic, D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent people, people from the LGBTQ+ community, as well people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

We also welcome applicants from a range of educational backgrounds and therefore do not require any formal qualification to apply.

To apply for this programme, you need to fill out the application form by 10am Thu 1 October 2020.

Application form

Important info

If your application is successful, you’ll need to be available for an online group selection day on either 14, 15, 16 October where you'll take part in a collaborative group task and meet the Create Jobs and YSYS teams.

Please note that we are unable to offer alternative group selection dates and if you are unable to attend the selection day, we will not be able to process your application further.

You must be free to take part in the programme full time between 29 October to 11 December

Access and additional support

It is really important to us that there are no barriers to anyone within the requirements taking part in our training programmes. Please let us know if you would like to submit your application in a different format by contacting Employment Programme Manager at YSYS, Tyra Alexander on tyra@thisisysys.com.

If there is any additional support we could offer to enable you to participate in either the selection process, or the programme, please include this in your application, or contact us before the deadline.

Find out more about access requirements and adjustments here

Want some help with your application? Attend one of our info sessions. Find out more here.

partners and speakers

Meet YSYS

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Funded by

Creativity Works is Mayor's Fund for London programme supported by the Berkeley Foundation and Citi Foundation and delivered by Create Jobs at A New Direction. For the duration of September to December 2020, the Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme, funded through LEAP, will also be supporting the programme.