Second Cohort revealed for the OurCity2030 Pathway into Creative & Tech

The Creative Force study (2002) by Bristol Creative Industries and The Audience Agency found lack of workforce diversity is one of the biggest challenges facing the creative industries, alongside a long-term skills shortage. The OurCity2030 Pathway into Creative & Tech, in partnership with the Bristol Creative Industries (BCI) Internship Programme, has been designed specifically to tackle these issues.

Successfully piloted in 2023, the programme is aimed at young people aged 18-30 from underrepresented backgrounds, wanting to gain more insight and real experience in the creative industries.

And today we are delighted to reveal the 8 young people who make up the second cohort, which will run from June 2024 until December 2024.

The creative agencies participating in the programme are:

  • Ambitious PR
  • Armadillo
  • Fox Collective Communications
  • McCann Bristol
  • Plaster Creative Communications
  • Proctor + Stevenson
  • Taxi Studio
  • The Collaborators

And the interns taking part in the programme are:

  • Elma Hossain (placement at Fox Collective for six months)
  • Fyonh Bui (placements at Proctor + Stevenson and Armadillo)
  • Holly Poon (placements at Taxi Studio and Proctor + Stevenson)
  • Inaz Hussain (placements at Ambitious and Plaster Creative Communications)
  • Jan Andes (placements at McCann and Taxi Studio)
  • Kaden Gardener (placements at Plaster Creative Communications and Ambitious)
  • Shell Pan (placements at The Collaborators and McCann)
  • Werhi Dumuje (placements at Armadillo and The Collaborators)

Clare Leczycki, Bristol Creative Industries Internship Programme manager, said: “The Bristol Creative Industries Internship Programme, in partnership with the OurCity2030 Pathway into Creative & Tech, is an innovative example of how creative businesses can come together to offer opportunities to young people from ethnic minority and low income households.”

Find out more about the programme and this second cohort of young people at