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Work Experience at Sound Communities

Interested in pursuing a career in creative digital media?  


We offer a multitude of employability opportunities for those wanting more professional experiences in the creative industries. 


A work experience placement with Sound Communities for those aged 16-25 is a fantastic way to gain an insight into how creative digital media can have social impact. Working independently and as part of a team in our busy, ever-changing and responsive creative environment is a unique and invaluable hands-on way to not only acquire professional experience in the creative industries, but also to make tangible change to the communities we work with. 

In a work experience placement, you would be working across all strands of our work, primarily our production arms: Ocean Youth, Ocean Digital, and Oceanside Records. You may also shadow, assist or partake in educational sessions led by our freelance practitioners, specialising in specific fields in music and digital media, or assist our digital marketing lead on Sound Communities’ social media.  

Alongside this, throughout the week you will create a piece of content of your choice that you will independently work on every day. This could be a photography portfolio, a podcast, a radio drama script, etc – of which Sound Communities will seek to publish.  Throughout the week you will be supported by the Progression and Production Lead, with whom you will set goals and work together. 

This unpaid work experience placement opportunity is tailor-made to each individual’s availability, with the option to have the four shifts of your work experience to take place over the course of month, or in a block across a week. 

Working at Sound Communities made me feel motivated and excited to work more and harder. This experience has helped me understand not only the music industry but photographing, editing and much more, I highly recommend Sound Communities to any teenager wanting to be involved in the digital industry as for me personally it was the best decision I’ve made.

Lexi Nixon, 16



If you’re 16-17 or 18-24 with an EHCP, please apply through NCS with this link

If that doesn’t apply to you, please e-mail to enquire.