Flipside is a paid, industry-led bootcamp introducing you to the basics in digital product design.

Designed and created by Create Jobs at A New Direction, Beyond, Farfetch, Made by Many, Sennep, The Skills Lab and ustwo. Flipside is aimed at helping young east Londoners gain the mindsets, skills and behaviours that will help them break into the digital design industry.

Here's what past Flipsiders had to say...

“This has been a life changing experience for me. Flipside has given me life long skills and different ways of looking at the world of design.”
“This experience has provided me with effective practical experience, working with the digital agencies has given me all the necessary tools and support to confidently step into the digital industry.”
“I learnt more in 3 months on Flipside than I did in 3 years at University.”




25 hours


£10.85 (London Living Wage)


12pm Wed 15 Sep 2021

  • A six-month placement for 25 hours per week paid at London Living Wage
  • For the first half of your placement, you’ll go through industry-designed training to get you up to speed with the digital product design world and respond to a live brief from Farfetch to apply what you’re learning and build your portfolio
  • After completing the training, you’ll transition into a junior role where you’ll put your new skills and knowledge into practice.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to learn and network with multiple agencies throughout
  • You’ll also be matched with an industry mentor to support you in achieving your goals
  • We’re not looking for a specific set of qualifications, rather you will demonstrate creative problem-solving skills, be curious and love to learn, have the drive and commitment to gain a career in digital design.
  • You will have an interest and basic knowledge of design software (InVision) editing tools (Adobe), familiarity with design techniques (prototyping).
  • You will have strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, project manage including time management and scheduling, the ability to work effectively within teams, and hold a creative mindset.
  • You’ll need to be available to commit to a six month paid placement, 25 hours per week, from October 2021 to April 2022

Digital design agencies BYND, Made by Many, and ustwo will each take on two trainees; Farfetch, a global online, platform for luxury fashion, will take on four trainees and set a brief for the participants to respond to as part of the training programme.

Create Jobs will lead on recruitment, deliver the course's core employability modules, and supporting every trainee during and after the programme through 1-1s, workshops and events.

Learning design consultancy Skills Lab has developed the curriculum in partnership with the participating agencies.

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.

Speak to your Work Coach to be referred to the vacancy as part of the Kickstart scheme.

Need help with applications or have questions around the programme?

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Part of Kickstart

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit


Roles in partnership with

partner with flipside

Through Flipside, we are working with top agencies to address the serious lack of diversity in London’s digital economy, and provide opportunities for unemployed or underemployed young people aged 18-25 year olds from Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

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  1. Train young East Londoners to become digital pioneers - setting them up for success in an ever-changing industry, equipping them with the mindsets, skills and behaviours that allow them to adapt and see opportunities where others might see barriers.
  2. Address the serious lack of diversity in the sector - providing opportunities for talented young people from groups traditionally underrepresented in the digital industry, including: non-graduates, women and non-binary people, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, and deaf, disabled and neuro-diverse people.
  3. Create the ripple that becomes the wave - through Flipside we want to have a wide and tangible impact in terms of diversifying the wider industry. We will share what we learn with industry to HR practices in London's digital industries, changing mind-sets and opening up more opportunities for talented and diverse young people to enter the industry.

If you're interested in becoming a mentor of Flipside, fill out the expression of interest form below.

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We're currently looking for new employers to join Flipside.

If you'd like your organisation to get involved in STEP and benefit from a diverse talent pipeline and supporting young east Londoners into paid employment, please contact Create Jobs.

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