Training and work experience

Voice Magazine, and its parent charity Upstart Projects, is pleased to offer a range of training programmes to help young people reach their potential, discover pathways into journalism and the creative sector, and make their voice heard.

We also offer training courses for organisations, and you can find out more about those on our parent charity's website:

Voice Contributors

We are committed to helping improve the diversity of the media industry by supporting aspiring content creators to get their foot in the door and begin to work in a professional environment. Voice Contributors is a three-month training programme where aspiring writers, filmmakers, photographers, and audio creators work with the editorial team at Voice to create a portfolio. The programme concluded with a paid commission, and it can be a vital first step for a professional career in the industry.

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Kickstart Programme

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government announced a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month jobs aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.

Voice is proud to have supported 23 young people in a variety of journalism, creative and business related roles, giving them both practical and specific experience to help them take their next step – whether that be a return to education, or a new job or placement.

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Our impact

We believe in running programmes that provide meaningful experiences and change to the lives of young people. You can read more about our programmes, and their impact, on our Impact page.