Finance & Creative Pathways

Are you interested in starting a career in the financial services or creative industries?

If so, our new Finance & Creative Pathways course could be for you.

Sponsored by American Express our brand new Finance & Creative Pathways course is designed for 18–30-year-olds seeking career development and exposure to these vibrant industries.

Starting in July 2021, the course consists of monthly virtual workshops and careers talks run by leading industry experts, plus the opportunity to apply for mentoring and work experience.

The core modules will cover:

  • Introduction to the programme
  • CV writing, job applications, and interview skills
  • Networking and personal branding
  • Finding opportunities, work experience, and internships
  • Building motivation, confidence, and wellbeing
  • Career inspiration from professional role models
Having a mentor, hearing from industry experts and seeing behind the scenes really inspired me. I feel incredibly lucky to have found my passion and be able to follow my dream.
Rebecca Shogunle, Alumni from a previous Blueprint for All course

Finance Pathway

Those who want to progress into the financial services industry will also receive a ‘Getting into Financial Services’ toolkit exclusively designed by course sponsors American Express.

Experts from the payments services company will lead your course and help you understand the varied careers available to you from accounting to technology and risk to business development. You will receive access to the perks and challenges of working in the finance industry.

Creative Pathway

For those interested in a career in the creative industries the course will also cover:

  • How to build a portfolio and showcase your work
  • The pros and cons of self-employment versus being employed

This is course will suit young people looking to enter or develop their career within film, fashion, design, marketing, music, arts, TV, production and advertising.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • A greater understanding of the financial services or creative industries
  • Better access to your chosen pathway
  • More confidence to access career movement and employment opportunities
  • A new network of like-minded individuals and professionals in your chosen industry
This new course is an exciting addition to our already hugely successful Building Futures programme. We are thrilled to offer career development opportunities on a national scale across these exciting industries. We urge you to apply and join our first cohort in July if you fit our eligibility criteria.
Tiersha Wilson, Programmes Manager, Blueprint for All


To be eligible to apply for the course you must be aged 18-30, living in the UK, and from a BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) background. The most important factor for your successful application will be a desire to enter or further your career within the finance or creative industries.

Workshops will take place during working hours so this course will suit those not currently in employment, although that is not a pre-requisite to apply.

If you are interested in a career in the financial or creative industries and would like to join our Finance and Creative Pathways course, apply below before 28th June 2021.

Finance and Creative Pathways Programme - Application Form

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