We support diverse talent into the creative industries through mentoring

What we do

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Matching

 

We work with hand selected 16 – 19 year olds with real creative talent and match them with professionals in the creative industries.

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Training

 

We look for creative professionals who can inspire the next generation of creative talent and sign them up to our 16 programme.

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Companies

 

Companies pay a fee for their staff to be involved as mentors in exchange for our 16 week accredited training programme and access to diverse talent.

Why we do it

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Networks

 

The young people we work with often lack a network of contacts they need to break into the industry

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Careers Advice

 

Pathways into creative roles are unpredictable meaning careers education is often outdated.

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Internships

 

A culture of working for free means many jobs are inaccessible without financial support.

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Soft Skills

 

Focus on exams means our young people often lack the skills they need to build their networks.

The team

Isabel worked for several years as a Teach First teacher at one of London’s top performing ARK Academies. Whilst there, she ran a number of programmes to increase opportunities for students, amongst them, Jamie’s Farm and First Story.

After 4 years in the classroom, Isabel worked for Teach For Lebanon, training student teachers in Beirut and as an educational outreach consultant for both Bootstrap Campus and Osper.

In 2014, Isabel set up Pitch It, after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of access to the creative industries for young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

After graduating from the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, and after a stint as Marketing Director at Lifescaped, Bea moved into business development at E-porta, a trade only marketplace for interior design.

She is an expert in all things start up and works with Pitch It on commercial partnerships.

Daisy works with Pitch It to design and deliver the mentors’ training programme so they can do great work with Pitch It mentees.

Daisy’s works at Vanilla Ventures, managing the Charityworks non-profit graduate development project and working on people development with many different organisations across sectors, with a focus on social impact. Before joining Vanilla, she worked with homeless women, social housing communities, and NHS mental health services.

A former Pitch It mentor, Rhiannon is a trustee who helps to spread the word about Pitch It to the creative industries and beyond.

Rhiannon received the Guardian Scott Trust Bursary for journalism in 2009 and has worked as a writer and editor for The Guardian, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. More recently, she has also made films for Google and Bletchley Park, and worked on creative projects for brands including Airbnb and Canon.

Partners

Contact us

To find out about our mentor training programme, enrolling as a young person or our upcoming events, send us an email hello@pitchit.london or sign up for email updates