Get skilled at telling your story, building your brand and making money online in four months of masterclasses and workshops

If you're a young man from Newham with Black African and/or Caribbean heritage and want to break into the creative and digital sector, make new connections and learn how to represent yourself online then we can support you LevelUp your skills to start the career you want in the creative and digital sector.

Over four months you'll hear from industry leaders who have been there and done it. They'll talk you through how they're learning and earning, all doing what they love - and teach you how you can do it too.

We'll also help you improve your employability with workshops on mindsets, CVs, LinkedIn profiles and we'll help you make new connections and build your network.

Then at the end of four months, you'll produce your own panel talk to show people what you've learnt.


Delivered online


2 events/month

Number of Positions



10am Mon 23 Nov

To take part in LevelUp, you must:

  • Identify as male
  • Be 16-24 years old (not be 25 before November 5 2020)
  • Live in Newham or be in the care of the Borough
  • Have an interest in or you are currently pursuing a career within the creative or digital sector
  • Be from Black African, Black Caribbean, Black British and mixed Black ethnic groups.

Apply by 10am Mon 23 Nov.


Important info

If your application is successful you must be available to join a Virtual Induction Day on the 25 November 2020, the induction day will be an opportunity for you to meet the Create Jobs team, your teammates and find out more on what you will be doing to LevelUp your skills over the next four months

You must be free to take part in all masterclasses and workshops in order to take part.

Access and additional support

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 by contacting Create Jobs, createjobs@anewdirection.org.uk.

If you have access requirements for either the selection process or the programme itself 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.

The masterclasses will take place once a month in the evenings between the following dates:

  • 30 Nov - 4 Dec
  • 18 - 22 Jan
  • 15 - 19 Feb

You will then collaborate with your fellow participants to produce an event which will take place in the middle of March.

Masterclasses will be supported by staggered employability workshops and one-to-one support from the Create Jobs team.