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access to creative
jobs, paid internships,
live briefs & mentoring

support & hire JUNIOR PROFESSIONALS
ALL YEAR ROUND, IN ONE INTEGRATED PLACE

BETTER ACCESS - NO RECRUITMENT FEES!

Tern Heads is a social enterprise making it easier for businesses to connect with talented creative students and their universities. We empower students and graduates, helping them to access jobs and paid internships in the UK creative industries.

We collaborate with people from all sectors and of all experience levels to produce relatable and actionable employability content, specifically tailored to creatives looking for their first job in the industry.

There are many job boards and juggernaut portfolio sites out there, but Tern Heads offers exclusive support and employer insights to fill the void during life after graduation.

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How it works

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

👩🏽‍🎓 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

✉️ Post or apply to Ads for paid internships & junior jobs

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

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

🎥 Host or watch our Student Takeover Zoom Rooms (members only)

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

Best in show

Click a project tile to view the creator’s profile.
The best projects are picked by a guest judge and highlighted here every month.
Upload your best projects and get featured!

We started with WHY

INSIGHT

We want more industry collaboration in education

VISIBILITY

We want a place
to find junior talent 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

DIVERSITY

We want the UK design
economy to grow & diversify

about the founder

In 2007 I landed my first design job at a London-based agency with
6 internships and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Communications from UCA under my belt.

Part of my role for the last 13+ 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 professionally and personally.

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 a place that improved access to fresh UK talent, provided skills in employability, and raised awareness of ‘placement poverty’ and its effect on diversity in the creative industries.

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 through education as a whole.

Founder Samantha Fairbrother

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now it’s your tern!

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