Talent Accelerator is a programme which aims to get young people across East Sussex passionate about and into work in our thriving Creative Industries.

The programme is for all young people in East Sussex who are in secondary school, college or further and (in or outside the county) higher education. It will offer particular support to those from areas of high deprivation, rurally-isolated locations and under-represented backgrounds to make sure everyone across the region is reaching their potential and has access to the same opportunities. The project was developed by Always Possible for the Skills East Sussex, Creative and Digital Task Group, working with the De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex College Group and Careers East Sussex. The programme is funded by and delivered in partnership with Artswork.


Talent Accelerator will:

Create a joined-up infrastructure between industry and education and create a unique framework to enable education settings and creative industry employers to co-design new learning and real-world skills programmes.

The programme will help our young people:

• Understand the different types of companies and organisations in the creative, cultural and digital sectors and the range of roles and opportunities on offer.

• Increase their creativity, identify the skills needed for those roles and support them to develop and add to their own skillset.

• Give them valuable experience working alongside creative people in vibrant and exciting places and spaces.

• Prepare them take advantage of the growing creative, cultural, and digital employment opportunities East Sussex has to offer – or even create their own.


Please contact Kim Byford for more information and how to get involved as a school/college or a creative business.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Talent Accelerator team supporting young people across East Sussex into creative careers. An important part of the role will be establishing positive relationships with a variety of cultural organisations, education providers, creative businesses and out of school provision, finding opportunities for the Talent Accelerator programme to link in. We work closely with East Sussex Careers hub and the work experience team to ensure it is accessible to all young people in East Sussex.

How to apply:
A job description for this role can be found below.
Please send a CV, or a short film of yourself explaining why you are applying for the role along with an Equal Opportunities form (below) to Kim.Byford@dlwp.com

The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 30 November.

If you have any access needs you’d like to discuss, or wish to talk through alternative ways of applying, please contact Kim.Byford@dlwp.com

Talent Accelerator Manifesto