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Flipside: Digital Product Design
Create Jobs

Opportunity closes: 6th Aug 2021
Type: Part Time Job
Based: London
Salary: London Living Wage

Website: createjobslondon.org
Instagram: @create_jobs
Flipside is a paid, industry-led Bootcamp introducing you to the basics in digital product design.

Designed and created by Create Jobs at A New Direction, Beyond, BIO Agency, Made by Many, Sennep, The Skills Lab and ustwo. Flipside is aimed at helping young east Londoners gain the mindsets, skills and behaviours that will help them break into the digital design industry.

Here's what past Flipsiders had to say...

“This has been a life changing experience for me. Flipside has given me life long skills and different ways of looking at the world of design.”
“This experience has provided me with effective practical experience, working with the digital agencies has given me all the necessary tools and support to confidently step into the digital industry.”
“I learnt more in 3 months on Flipside than I did in 3 years at University.”

What you’ll get
  • A six-month placement for 25 hours per week paid at London Living Wage
  • For the first half of your placement, you’ll go through industry-designed training to get you up to speed with the digital product design world and respond to a live brief from Farfetch to apply what you’re learning and build your portfolio
  • After completing the training, you’ll transition into a junior role where you’ll put your new skills and knowledge into practice.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to learn and network with multiple agencies throughout
  • You’ll also be matched with an industry mentor to support you in achieving your goals

Who you’ll be
  • We’re not looking for a specific set of qualifications, rather you will demonstrate creative problem-solving skills, be curious and love to learn, have the drive and commitment to gain a career in digital design.
  • You will have an interest and basic knowledge of design softwares (InVision) editing tools (Adobe), familiarity with design techniques (prototyping).
  • You will have strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, project manage including time management and scheduling, the ability to work effectively within teams, and hold a creative mindset.
  • You’ll need to be available to commit to a six month paid placement, 25 hours per week, from October 2021 to April 2022

Who’s involved?
Digital design agencies BYND, Made by Many, and ustwo will each take on two trainees; Farfetch, a global online platform for luxury fashion, will take on four trainees and set a brief for the participants to respond to as part of the training programme.

Create Jobs will lead on recruitment, deliver the course's core employability modules, and supporting every trainee during and after the programme through 1-1s, workshops and events.
Learning design consultancy Skills Lab has developed the curriculum in partnership with the participating agencies.

How To Apply

How to apply

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.
To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.

Speak to your Work Coach to be referred to a Flipside Junior Product Designer vacancy as part of the Kickstart scheme