Creative Careers provides paid work experience, training and mentoring with access to industry mentors and networks.
Recruitment for 2023 is now closed.
Frequencies Creative Careers provides paid training for young people aged 16-25 to expand their knowledge of the music industry and take their first steps in their career as an industry professional.
Our careers programme offers a wide range of industry insights into roles including production, stage-craft, presenting, social media, BSL Interpretation, marketing and more. Participants will be guided through 10 hours' worth of training through our expert mentors and in-house team who will share their industry knowledge, advice and support.
Participants will be paid at the National Living Wage (aged 23 and over) or National Minimum Wage (aged 16-23) whilst gaining experience. It supports a crucial step into entry level opportunities within the music industry.
Past trainees have gone on to work at renowned venues and organisations such as the Arts Council England, The Southbank Centre, BBC, Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury and more.
If you are aged 16-25 and would like to launch your career into the music industry, we encourage you to apply. We encourage applications from young creatives who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTQIA+ community and the disabled community.
Please see our guidance document before applying.
Grace Harman is a 20-year-old trumpeter currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. She is a regular freelancer, performer, conductor and radio host on IO Radio.
Cendal studied media in high school and college, and currently has her own radio show.
Linda is about to graduate from a BA Acting course at Leeds Conservatoire, where she focused on acting and voice work including presenting and aspects to managing yourself.
Ashleigh is currently in her first year at Leeds Conservatoire studying Music Business, but she has previous experience as a data collector, working in a box office and helping bands secure gigs. She has also written and recorded original music.
Leo has volunteered at a music studio and helped run events through his university course. He is in his second year at Middlesex University, studying Music Business
and Arts Management.
Melanie is studying Music Business and Arts Management at Middlesex University and has previous experience developing events celebrating Women’s International Day where her role was Event Manager and Promoter.
Vincent has recently graduated with a degree in performing arts. He is a freelance Production Manager, focusing on independent film productions and music video sets.
Xiomara is studying a Music A-level and has applied for a Music and English Literature combined degree at university. Xiomara has previous experience recording and mixing music for an up-and-coming artist in her local area.
Ethan is a trumpeter and composer working in London. He attended NMPAT when he was younger and performed at MFY events in Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall! Outside of music Ethan loves to watch the F1 and to go travelling.
Luke is a composer, and also performs in amateur orchestras. He has been a part of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s ‘Young Ambassadors’ program, and has worked with an American trad orchestra touring Scotland.
Rohan is a Dublin-based violinist and composer. He has performed in prestigious venues and in numerous masterclasses as a soloist with Katherine Hunka, Jack Liebeck and other renowned players.
Tess is a Drama, Theatre and Performance student at the University of Sussex. She loves working behind the scenes on shows and projects, and she is the head coach at her university’s competitive cheerleading society.
Julia is currently finishing her degree in Music Production and would like to pursue live sound in the future. She started shadowing the production team at concerts, which included Suede at O2 Academy in Leeds.
Semra studied Music Production at The Academy of Contemporary Music for three years and is currently doing a Film Music degree at the Leeds Conservatoire.
Ola is a Media and Communications graduate, who is currently working as a merchandise seller. Her career goal is to be a Creative Director within the music industry.
Eleanor is about to graduate from Leeds Conservatoire with a degree in Popular Music on the Vocal Pathway. She has experience managing multiple social media accounts, creating content calendars, and analysing metrics to ensure maximum engagement and reach.
Kay is studying Songwriting at Leeds Conservatoire and is in their final year. Kay’s experience includes promoting LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent artists/musicians and participating in a community journalism course with West Leeds Dispatch.
With Special Thanks to Vivendi
Music for Youth's Frequencies programme is sponsored by Vivendi Create Joy Fund; a fund which seeks to develop individual and collective talent through music, film, content creation and journalism projects. Focussing specifically on artists aged 16-21, Music for Youth and Vivendi Create Joy Fund have united their aims of helping young people facing disadvantage, difficulty and disconnection, by providing opportunities and links to the professional music sector through a programme of educational and performance-based initiatives.
The Frequencies programme helps emerging artists reach their full potential, raise their self-esteem, build self-confidence and create happiness.