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Are you a local design or creative agency able to host an 8-week graphic design internship - with 50% wage funding?  

Design Futures is a new programme from LIFT and Capital City College Group’s Creative Skills Academy, for talented creatives who are ready to take their next steps into work. The programme will include a 4-week, full-time practical course to help enhance graphic design and branding skills followed by access to 8-week paid internships. We’re looking for local design and creative agencies to join the programme and host an intern. 

May-June 2024: Intensive four-week full-time course to accelerate people’s skills in Graphic Design (Photoshop, Illustrator), working to industry standard briefs and to build employability and soft skills.   

July-August 2024: Paid internships with creative and digital businesses. 

- Interns will work four days per week with an employer in a design role. Additionally, they will spend one day each week on additional training, development and networking activities with Capital City College. 

We are looking for partner employers to: 

- Host an intern for the duration of the eight-week placement (up to four days/week).  50% funding is available for intern salaries whilst they are with you at London Living Wage (£13.15/hr) for SMEs. 

- Provide a supportive environment and dedicated manager, and real project opportunities to develop the intern’s skills.

- Uphold a commitment to diversity practices

- Consider interns for a permanent role post-internship

- Provide a reference for the intern upon completion

 LIFT and Capital City College Group will: 

- Provide relevant training prior to, and during, internship placements 

- Support with recruitment of interns (advertising, collecting applications, and help with shortlisting and interviews if needed) 

- Provide additional pastoral support to interns while on placement 

  Find out more about the programme and register your interest in taking part by emailing us here