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Employment support

LIFT offers a range of programmes to help people develop new skills, gain industry experience and prepare for careers.

Digital Marketing School

Delivered by OneTech industry experts, the LIFT Digital Marketing School is a ten week programme that gives participants an understanding of the core elements of marketing including branding, digital advertising, social media strategies and web analytics. Participants also benefit from employability support to build CVs, LinkedIn profiles, personal brands and portfolio websites to access entry level roles in digital marketing.

Decode My Future

Delivered by, this 12 week programme will help 18-30 year olds to gain skills in HTML, CSS, website development and e-commerce. Participants are also provided with mentorship, career development opportunities including paid work experience, and six months of support after the programme.

UX Design

Princes Trust will be delivering an 11-week User Experience (UX) design accelerator aimed at improving skills and employability for 25 young people aged 18-30 and gain work in the tech sector.


In2Science delivered a programme of work experience placements and workshops for 16–18-year-olds over the summer of 2022 to give students first-hand experience of working in the science sector.

Internship programmes

OneTech internships offer ten week placements with tech start-ups offering roles in Business, Marketing, Software Development, Product Development and more, to help kickstart a career in the tech sector.

Creative Start internships offer 12 week work and study programmes in graphic design and video content production to launch careers in the creative industries. Delivered in partnership with Better Space and City University, participants benefit from paid work placements with leading creative agencies, specialist training, and access to free workspace.


Business Support

 Together with our partners at OneTech, we provide support programmes for start-ups and entrepreneurs to help them start and thrive in the tech and creative sectors. To sign up for any of our courses sign up to our opportunities portal.

Ideation Weekend

LIFT Ideation Weekend is a two-day virtual enterprise programme designed by OneTech to equip budding entrepreneurs with the skills to transform their ideas into businesses. Participants are guided through tried-and-tested exercises and discover expert insights to help them ideate like seasoned entrepreneurs.

Building a Digital Business

In this programme, entrepreneurs validate their idea, build the first usable version of the product or service and develop robust strategies for market launch. The programme helps people to develop expertise in tried-and-tested tools such as; Shopify, Teachable, Thinkific, Facebook Groups and more.

Bootstrap School

Bootstrap School teaches early-stage founders how to grow their businesses by optimising resources, elevating traction and establishing sustainable revenue-based business models. Across 12 weeks, business owners engage with practical methods to turn their target audience into paying customers to unlock and activate their business's potential.

Access to Funding

Access to Funding is a programme for existing businesses in the creative and digital sectors that are active and generating revenue but are unsure of how to access funding to take their operations to the next stage. Across 12 weeks, business owners learn and engage with key strategies, through sessions delivered by experts, to best position the business to access the funding needed to accelerate the business.

Survive and Pivot

The OneTech Survive and Pivot business support programme was designed to help local businesses embrace digital transformation and become more resilient to the pressures posed by Covid-19. This included a series of masterclasses that guide participants through the process of pivoting their traditional business in a more digital direction.