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a community & showcase
of CREATIVE studentS
& GRADs from UK uni's

FIND SKILLED JUNIOR PROFESSIONALS
FROM ACROSS THE UK IN ONE, INTEGRATED PLACE

PAY YOUR INTERNS - NOT RECRUITMENT FEES!

Tern Heads is a social enterprise dedicated to helping UK students & graduates start their dream careers in the creative industries.

Our self-service recruitment and networking platform is exclusive to entry-level talent,
the universities that teach them, and the businesses that seek to employ them.

It is our mission to break down employment barriers and to grow and diversify the UK design economy.
All profits are reinvested to help the creative community.

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We started with WHY

INSIGHT

We want more industry collaboration in education

EASE

We want a place
to find juniors 365

SPEED

We want a quicker
way to connect

REACH

We want the best talent & employers accross the UK

ACCESS

We want the best candidates,
not the richest

SUCCESS

We want the UK design
economy to grow & diversify

How it works

⭐️ Become an official ‘Tern Head’ by creating an account

👩🏽‍🎓 Uni Students & Grads = Build a profile & upload your portfolio

🤝 Businesses = Build a profile, add staff & top tips for students

👩🏻‍🎨 Universities = Add your courses, staff, term dates & legal docs

🔍 Browse our business directory, junior portfolios, & Uni partners

🧑🏼‍💻 Access our blog & forum for insights and career advice

✉️ Post or apply to ads for internships & jobs

💼 Post or apply to opportunities:
Online workshops, online courses, be a guest speaker, advertise events, live briefs, competitions & more!

about the founder

In 2007 I landed my first design job with 6 internships and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Communications from UCA under my belt. Part of my role for the last 8+ years has been to find, interview and mentor creative interns at my employers’ studio – a role that I really enjoy and that I know has helped me grow both my management and interpersonal skills.
Factors such as fee rises, cuts to graduation shows, government cuts to arts education, and the boom of cheap freelance sites have changed the dynamic I once knew about life after graduation – and that was before Covid!

I wanted to create something helpful, affordable and innovative for all parties and remove bias, ‘placement poverty’ and hefty recruitment commission fees.

My hope is that Tern Heads will enable more businesses to hire talented interns and juniors and that industry professionals will come together to support the next generation and design education as a whole.

Founder Samantha Fairbrother

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now it’s your tern!

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