Training and work experience

At Voice we offer a training programme and work experience opportunities to help young people develop skills, work as part of a creative team and discover pathways into the creative and media sector.

We also share our expertise in facilitating youth voice through training courses for organisations, run by our parent charity, Upstart Projects. Find out more: Youth Voice Training 

Voice Contributors

We want to help 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 Voice's editorial team to create a portfolio. The programme concludes with a paid commission and can offer a vital first step for a professional career in the industry.

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Kickstart Programme

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, the government launched Kickstart, a programme which created thousands of high quality 6-month placements for 16 to 24 year-olds on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Voice is proud to have supported 23 young people in a variety of journalism, creative and development roles, giving them practical job-related 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

Voice's programmes are designed to offer meaningful experiences and open new horizons for young people. Read more on our Impact page