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Paid Internship Programme at Dv8 Sussex

Course description

The Paid Internship Programme is perfect for young people looking for a taste of what the real working world is like whilst building complimentary creative skills. Combining a unique opportunity in the workplace and the tailored support offered at college, this is the chance to put yourself at the front of the queue for a truly rewarding career.

In your initial induction you will complete the AIM Award in Skills for the Creative Industries with our industry professional tutors, whilst refining your interests and abilities before we help match you with the ideal employer. Once in placement you will be supported in the workplace with regular tutor visits. College sessions will include a range of industry speakers, visits to TV and radio stations, record labels and live music venues, as well as skills workshops in a range of creative industry skills areas.

Course content

a range of creative industry skills areas.

What will i do?

• Complete paid work placements with a range of exciting employers over 5 months

• Visit a variety of creative businesses and employers

• Meet industry specialists

• Build a portfolio of work showcasing your skills

• Access to Dv8’s music, media and fashion resources to develop your creative knowledge and skills

• Develop a range of employability skills including problem solving, working

to briefs, creative thinking, collaboration, presentation and workplace digital skills

• Previous placements have included Eastbourne Royal Hippodrome, Mummerations Gallery, Big Egg Films, Rialto Theatre, Stick It On


On the paid internship programme you will

• Complete a 5 month work placement with relevant employers

• Achieve AIM Award Skills For the Creative Industries

• Achieve Maths/English GCSE or Functional Skills (if not previously attained)

• Earn £10 for each day with an employer

 Progress to an Apprenticeship, a Level 3 vocational course or to employment in a variety of roles

Entry requirements

• 4GCSEs A*-C or Level 2 qualification English and/or Maths at GCSE grade 4 or above

• As this is a work-based study programme you must be ready for the workplace and to commit to a five month work placement

Future opportunities

Possible employment with employer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dv8 Sussex directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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    • Dv8 Sussex has campuses in Bexhill and Brighton. Both sites have teaching spaces that are fully equipped with Apple Mac computers, with audio visual equipment, especially designed for music production, fashion, media and live Events with the Brighton campus also featuring a fashion and design suite. The Bexhill campus is located within a renovated church, and has 2 impressive performance spaces including a sanctuary theatre. Brighton and Bexhill campuses both have learner common areas and kitchens.