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CHAMPIONING
JUNIOR CREATIVE
TALENt

IMPROVING ACCESS TO PAID OPPORTUNITIES
IN THE UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

SUPPORT & HIRE JUNIOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS

Tern Heads is a social enterprise platform championing the next generation of creative talent.

Our mission is to improve access to paid work experience and jobs, and to increase diversity within the creative industries.

The platform connects employers, universities, students, and graduates, forming a supportive talent pool and community to fill the void between education and industry.

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

Encourage more industry collaboration in education

VISIBILITY

An online space exclusive
to junior creative talent

SPEED

A quicker way to connect
& view portfolios

REACH

We want the best talent & employers accross the UK

ACCESS

Attract the best candidates,
not the richest

DIVERSITY

We want the UK design
economy to grow & diversify

about the founder

I am a senior graphic designer at a London-based design agency and have 13+ years experience in the branding and packaging sector.

Part of my role for many years has been to source, interview, and mentor fresh talent at our studio.

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 creative 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

we’ve found our dream jobs,
now it’s your tern!

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