Re:Generation 2031 Paid Work Placements for Young People

Are you aged 18-25 and living in the Thames Estuary region?

Do you want to gain skills and experience in a paid, entry-level creative role?

Would you like to work in a creative organisation or industry based locally to you?

Would you like the opportunity to network and connect with other creatives living and working in your area?

Applications are now open for Re:Generation 2031 funded work placements with a variety of creative and cultural organisations in North Kent and South Essex!

No formal qualifications or previous experience for these roles are required, each placement host organisation welcomes applications from people with transferrable skills and a demonstrated enthusiasm and willingness to learn in-role.

To be eligible to apply you must be:

  • Aged between 18 and 25.
  • Currently residing in one of the following districts of Essex or Kent: Basildon, Canterbury, Castle Point, Dartford, Gravesham, Medway, Southend, Swale, Thanet, or Thurrock.
  • Not currently in employment in a role within the creative industries.
  • Not in full-time education or training at the point the work commences.

Click on the links below to find out more about each role and how to apply:

Creative Estuary | QA Tester – Dovetail Games

Creative Estuary | Design and Branding Assistant (Arts Education Exchange)

Creative Estuary | Content Creation and Ecommerce Assistant (Vesper 247)

Creative Estuary | Studio Assistant at Grrrl Zine Fair Ltd

Creative Estuary | Studio Assistant at JEMIMASARA

Creative Estuary | Junior Creative Producer – Blueprint Arts Foundation

Creative Estuary | Gallery Activities Coordinator – Sun Pier House CIC

Creative Estuary | Digital Assistant – Southend Adult Community College 

Creative Estuary | Event Management Assistant – The Arts and Culture Network

The Re:Generation 2031 team are here to help if you need support applying for any of these roles such as CV writing or preparing for an interview. Please email the team at for assistance or guidance.

About Re:Generation 2031

Re:Generation 2031 is a Creative Estuary initiative that is focused on innovative approaches to developing the creative skills of young people in North Kent and South Essex. We are championing the next generation of creative talent and future cultural leaders in the region by giving them access to work, training and aspirational opportunities with the ambition to keep local talent local, diversify the creative and cultural workforce and support businesses to grow in the estuary.

An integral part of the Re:Generation 2031 project is our funded work placement programme for the creative and cultural sector. These funded placements are tailored towards young people who have lacked opportunities, who are underrepresented in the sector and who want to explore career opportunities within the creative industries. It is also an opportunity for creative organisations or individuals to increase their capacity and grow their business or practise.

So far, 18 young people from the region have been placed in a variety of roles (freelance and PAYE) with host organisations from across a range of industries such as Performing Arts, Web Design, Music, Visual Arts, Film Production and Fashion.

Creative Estuary is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England.

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