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Work Experience

We offer young people (aged 16 - 21) the opportunity to work with us on and at events. This not only gives young people the opportunity to learn new skills, it also gives them the opportunity to experience first-hand what goes into making a national event.

Previous roles have included: 

  • On-the-day event staff
  • Reporters for live events
  • Podcasters and video interviews
  • Blog writers
  • Social media roles 

If you're a young person looking for work experience with music and events we would love to hear from you! Drop us an email at . All roles are paid at National Minimum Wage for your age bracket (based on employment pay not internship pay). 

I really enjoyed working for MFY, and it was great to be at the Royal Albert Hall. As someone who took part in the event 10 years ago it was great to see what goes on behind the scenes at these sorts of events and of course amazing to see such amazing talent. Thanks for having me!

Immy O'Donoghue, Social Media Assistant

Presenting at the National Festival was an amazing experience! Being surrounded by so much young talent was very inspiring! Further seeing everyone in the team, giving their all to making the festival a success was lovely to see! I really developed as a person and was grateful to present in such beautiful venues and work with the presenting mentors.

LDEAA, Young Presenter

What a thrill to co-present the Music For Youth National Festival in Birmingham's Symphony Hall as a young presenter! Such an amazing experience to be on stage at the prestigious concert hall! Massive thank you to Music For Youth for the opportunity and for the brilliant coaching!

Grace Harman, Young Presenter

Working for Music For Youth as part of the National Festival is always a highlight of the year. Seeing the elation of the performers when they walk off the stage is just phenomenal, and getting to hear all kinds of music making from across the country is such a privilege. The atmosphere is like no other - it’s such a celebration!

Lily Johnson, Backstage role

It’s been such a special organisation to my musical education so it’s been amazing to be able to give something back by helping to run the National Festival, and to meet such great people through it. I can’t wait to hopefully be a part of MFY for many years to come!

Rohan Harron, Backstage role

Thank you! I had a great couple of days, it was a really fun experience. Thank you so much for showing me other aspects of Digital Marketing too, not just the social media side of things!

Bethany Blissett, Social Media Assistant

Showcasing work by Young People

Social Media Posts

We had a team of three social media assistants, and one writer/reporter, who joined us the days of the Proms to create content for social media and the MFY website. 

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