Make your creative comeback this March
Have you been off for an extended career break? Want to come back to your creative career? We're offering an 8-day training programme for women from March 4-14 in London, and a 4-day programme in Manchester from March 19-22,
partnering with D&AD, The Dots, the Government Equalities Office and Facebook. Our aim is to make sure you are armed with the tools, knowledge and confidence to secure full-time or freelance employment in today's market, in a role that works for you.

We're looking for art directors, copywriters, creative directors, producers, strategists, UX designers, designers, concept creatives and data analysts who have been off work for at least 15 months and would like to ignite their creative career with support from our partners, which include AMVBBDO, BBH London, M&C Saatchi, Karmarama, AnalogFolk, Grey London, Havas, DDB Remedy, St Lukes, Jellyfish, Adam&EveDDB, MRM/McCann, Wunderman, Huge, Lego, RAPP, Girl Effect, Brilliant Basics, RPM, We are Social, The Marketing Store, MullenLowe, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Uncommon London, Wavemaker, Iris Worldwide, Toaster, Isobel, Geometry, ForPeople, VMLY&R, The Unlimited Group, Geometry, BBC, Unit 9 and The Dots.

This is for women (self-identifying) for this cohort, however, this may change in the future.

London dates (8 days):
March 4, 5, 6, 7, 9:30am -2.30pm,
March 11, 12, 13, 14, 9:30am -2.30pm, on site at
First week's locations: D&AD's offices, off Brick Lane & IBM's offices in Southwark
Second week's locations: onsite at our brand partners (Facebook, IBM)

Manchester dates (4 days):
March 19, 20, 21, 22 9:30am - 2:30pm
(Central location TBC)

The course covers:
- Fostering a growth mindset, creative courage and resilience
- Trends from the D&AD Awards
- What's new in digital and technology (covering voice, search, blockchain, AR/VR, etc)
- How to create for social including all the details in between (like short-form ad formats and ad serving)
- Take a brief (apply new technology and thinking)
- Selling your ideas to a CMO
- Pitching and presenting your work
- What employers are looking for
- Meeting prospective employers

After the course, you'll have the opportunity to apply for a two to six week paid contract with one of our partners. We will ensure your day rate is fair and reasonable for your skills and experience.

Some of our partners will also be able to offer you the chance to interview for full time or freelance job roles. They will all be open to flexible working requests.

The course is FREE to you, and furthermore, if you need financial assistance to help cover costs, for example: pre-school childcare or elderly care costs while you're with us, we have a 'Comeback' fund that you can apply for on the form below.

- You've been on a career break for at least 12 months (parenthood, illness, caring break, travelling, etc)
- You need to be prepared to be work-ready with your support structures in place to be able to attend the course every day (this is also applies to if you secure a paid contract after the training programme)
- You must be able to travel into London or Manchester ( whichever is most convenient for you) for the designated days and times.

Deadline for applications: Friday, January 11, 2019.
For any questions, please contact

Email address *
Name *
Date of Birth *
Are you interested in attending the London or Manchester programme? *
Last full time or freelance employer *
Job role / title *
LinkedIn Profile ( if you have one)
Time you've taken out of the industry and reason why *
What are the 3 biggest challenges you face coming back to work? *
Why is returning to work important to you? *
What do you hope to get out of the scheme? *
What are your ideal working hours and role? *
Please upload your CV ( don't worry if it's a bit out of date) *
Do you have a website? No problem if you don't. Please enter the URL
If you don't have a website please upload a PDF with at least three key projects (if you're a data analyst this won't be relevant for you)
Do you need financial assistance with our 'Comeback' fund? *
If you do need assistance, please tell us why. (we only have a limited fund and have to ensure with allocate it to those most in need)
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