Creative Industry Placements

Our Creative Industry Placements are nine-month placements getting inside how a creative business is run from operations to programming. Working across Somerset House Trust and hosted by organisations within our creative community. We pay London Living Wage, with on the job learning that nurtures, mentors and develops participants.

We paused our 2020/2021 programme due to the global pandemic and are now relaunching our Creative Industry Placements in collaboration with the Government’s Kickstart Scheme. The programme for 2021/2022 is called Upgrade Yourself: Kickstart

Upgrade Yourself Audio: The Story so Far

An audio experience following the journey our Engagement & Skills team, featuring interviews with the Head of Engagement & Skills, Dhikshana Turakhia Pering, the Upgrade Yourself Producer, Scott Ramsay Kyle, and an in conversation with alumni from our second Creative Careers cohort.

Somerset House worked with industry leading professional Dr. Nicola Sim to produce a pioneering sector report. This report uses the knowledge gained from two years of our Upgrade Yourself Programme (formally Creative Careers) to offer insight into how we can move towards a more diverse and inclusive industry.

If you would like to know about Upgrade Yourself opportunities and to find out more about the Engagement & Skills Team work please subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

Upgrade Yourself programmes are generously supported by The Blavatnik Family Foundation, Freelands Foundation, John Lyon’s Charity and The Maria Bjornson Memorial Fund.