Paid Internship Programme

Ages

16 - 18

Location

Brighton & Bexhill

Duration

5 days per week
(3 days with employer, 2 days at Dv8 Sussex)

PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME COURSE OVERVIEW

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 in an exciting five month work placement. 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 four-week induction you will get work ready and build a foundation of skills to support you in the workplace such as; digital marketing, project management, and problem solving. Once in placement you will be supported in the workplace with regular tutor visits. College sessions will include industry speakers and skills workshops in a range of creative industry skills areas. Throughout your internship you will build a portfolio showcasing your skills and achievements, culminating in a graduation ceremony at the end of the programme.
  • Young people start Dv8 on Monday 1st October.
  • Young people start with employers on 8th October, and continue to work with them over the half term holiday.
  • We will also be running a second course beginning in February. There will be a 4 week induction at Dv8 Sussex and young people will be placed with employers in March. 
  • GCSE Maths and English lessons are available to young people starting in September. 
  • Your placement with an employer will run for 20 weeks and you’ll be with them for 3 days a week and at Dv8 Sussex for 1-2 days a week.
  • Brighton: Dv8 days are Monday / Tuesday. Students not studying English and Maths only do mornings. 
  • Bexhill: Dv8 days are Tuesday / Wednesday.  Students not studying English and Maths have a free period.

What will i do?

• Complete a paid work placement with an exciting employer over 5 months
• Visit a variety of creative businesses and employers
• Meet industry specialists
• Build a portfolio of work showcasing your skills
• Have 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, Go Kid Music, Komedia, 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
  • Level 2 qualification or equivalent experience English and / or Maths at GCSE grade 4 or above (students who do not have a 4 or above in in these subjects will continue to study them at Dv8)
  • As this is a work based study programme you must be ready for the workplace and to commit to a five month work placement

Dv8’s Paid Internship Programme helps employers gain an extra pair of hands, benefiting multiple aspects of their business. Our interns bring fresh ideas to the table, increase capacity and even improve staff morale! Combining a unique opportunity in the workplace with tailored support offered by us at Dv8 Sussex, this is a chance to give a young person the skills to start a truly rewarding career. If you’re interested in taking on an intern, please email us at marketing@dv8sussex.com

PAID INTERNSHIP VACANCIES AVAILABLE

Employer: Small Pond Studios | Location: Brighton 

About Small Pond: Small Pond is a rehearsal studio, recording studio, record label and live Promoter based in the centre of Brighton. Staff work in the studios, assist customers, take bookings, and also assist the Record label and promotions.

Visit Small Pond’s website here to see more about what they do.

View the job description here for Receptionist & Admin Intern

View the job description here for Label & Press Intern

Employer: Komedia

Location: Brighton 

About Komedia: Brighton’s premier live entertainment venue presents one of the largest, most diverse arts and entertainment programmes in the UK. 

Visit Komedia’s website here to see more about what they do.

View the job description here

Employer: BBE Music

Location: Bexhill

About Barely Breaking Even Music: BBE is an independent record label that has released disco, soul, funk, hip hop, jazz and house music on vinyl for 20 years.  

Visit BBE’s website here to see more about what they do.

View the job description here

Employer: Stick It On

Location: Brighton

About Stick It On: SIO are a completely unique, alternative DJ entertainment. Guests get the opportunity to be the DJ at their party under the close guidance of Stick It On, as they get to pick and play three of their favourite all-time songs.

Visit Stick It On’s site here to see more about what they do.

View the job description here

“THE PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME IS A FANTASTIC COURSE INCLUDING LOTS OF RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE TOWARDS WORK AND LIFE SKILLS. IT’S IMPROVED MY CONFIDENCE AND GIVEN ME IDEAS FOR MY NEXT STEPS IN LIFE” – TOBY, PAID INTERNSHIP GRADUATE

SOME OF THE EMPLOYERS WE HAVE WORKED WITH...

Previous employers we have worked with

What our previous students say

Paid Internship Programme Testimonials

I have met some great people on my course and learnt new skills such as how to make a website from scratch!

Tilly

Paid Internship Programme Testimonials

The Paid Internship Programme is a good alternative to getting a job. The course gives you the ability to get an apprenticeship and build on real life experience for your CV.

Jamie