Bristol Creative Industries Internship Programme 2024: How to become a host business

BCI Talk

1st Feb 2024




Online via Zoom

Two of the biggest challenges facing the creative industries right now are a long-term skills shortage and a lack of diversity in the sector. The Bristol Creative Industries Internship Programme is tackling those issues.  

In partnership with Babbasa and the OurCity2030 Pathway into Creative & Tech, the scheme gives young people aged 18-30 from underrepresented backgrounds real experience in the creative industries.  

Interns complete two three-month paid internships over six months at businesses from the BCI member community in and around Bristol. The interns benefit from training, inspirational talks, networking events, mentoring and opportunities for future employment, with training in equity, diversity, and inclusion, mental health and neurodiversity for the hosting businesses. 

Following the big success of last year’s pilot programme, we are looking for brilliant businesses to join us for round two. If you are interested in supporting this innovative scheme and helping to tackle the lack of diversity in the creative sector, join this online event on 1st February to find out more – register below.

We will cover:

  • What is required to become a host business 
  • Key dates for 2024 
  • Training and development opportunities  
  • How the programme can positively impact your business  

There will be a chance to ask questions and hear from some of last year’s participants.  

Internship programme manager Clare Leczycki will host the session alongside other members of the BCI team. We look forward to sharing our exciting plans for 2024 and how they can benefit your business.  

The deadline to sign up for the 2024 programme is 19 February 2024. 


About Bristol Creative Industries

Bristol Creative Industries is the membership network that supports the region's creative sector to learn, grow and connect, driven by the common belief that we can achieve more collectively than alone. 

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