This week is National Careers Week, and our Talent Accelerator team have been hard at work delivering talks, workshops, and fair stalls to young people across East Sussex to spread the word about how wonderful a career in the creative industries is.

They’ve been busy attending various events and engaging with different organizations, including career fairs at iCan, East Sussex College Group (Eastbourne and Lewes campuses), as well as at St Mary’s School & College. They also had the opportunity to be part of the Eastbourne Schools Careers fair and a Year 9 Turner Prize visit for Seahaven School. They delivered activities such as hosting workshops with Alexi Marshall at The Workplace in Bexhill, giving a talk at DV8 for Music and Media students, and attending the East Sussex Skills Creative/Culture/Digital/Media task force at Glyndebourne. Additionally, they collaborated with DV8 Games Development students to create a game centered around re-designing the DLWP. Finally, they also learned about the research work conducted by Connected Futures Hastings on youth employment and launched a short paid work placement scheme for Eastbourne Alive partners.

All of this activity is supported by the wonderful young people on the Talent Accelerator team: Mehrin Miah, Talent Accelerator Apprentice (Live Events Assistant L3), Grace Hart Jolley, our work experience placement (Bexhill College) and Elliott Furlong, our intern (Artswork Breakthrough programme).

In the spirit of National Careers Week, we’ve also had Will, a secondary school student who joined us for a work experience placement for the week. He was a great help, and got stuck in across many different departments in the building. He also documented his experience which is available to read as a blog here: ‘A week at the De La Warr Pavilion: A Journey Through Creativity and Culture’.

Thank you for your help Will!

Although careers week may be over, our Talent Accelerator team are available all year round to offer advice, work placements and more in order for you to find a route into the creative industries. If this interests you, take a look at what Talent Accelerator can offer here, or get in touch at

Posted by Luke on Friday 8 March 2024