Music magazine brand NME has set up the one-day event with Create Jobs, which helps young Londoners aged 16-25 to find work and opportunities in the creative industries.
The event will host a range of high-profile speakers from the media, design, fashion, film and music sectors, along with networking masterclasses for budding creatives to connect with industry influencers. A hackspace will see start-ups present their businesses, alongside chill-out areas with gaming stations, photo booths, food and drink.
The day will end with an exclusive gig, staged in an intimate setting.
The event will be created by young Londoners from Create Jobs working alongside NME in a series of editorial, design and marketing workshops.
Mike Williams, NME editor-in-chief, said: "From curation through to the event itself, every part of this is about creating opportunities for young people and kick-starting their careers. NME is giving its audience access to some of the best talent in the creative industries and we hope that this will become a launch pad for the next generation of creatives."
Sumi Ejiri, Create Jobs partnerships manager, added: "NME is a dream partner for Create Jobs, having unprecedented access to some of the brightest talents in the creative industries. We’re very excited to be working alongside them to open up the doors and enable a new generation of diverse, talented young Londoners to come through."
The event will take place on 13 October at The Islington Metal Works in London.
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