Hackney, London



About the organisation

Year Here is a social innovation course in London. Our Fellows – early career professionals from all sorts of backgrounds – ar... Read more

Job Description

Year Here is platform for graduates and young professionals who want to build smart responses to social problems.

Over 10 months, our Fellows learn from, and design with, people at the frontline of inequality – in care homes, hostels and youth services across London. You will be inspired by our faculty which includes social entreperenuers, policy makers and innovation experts - from prison philanthropist Lady Edwina grosvenor to multi-award winning designer Lauren Currie and the poet Lemn Sissay.

Supported by a network including The Cabinet Office, Bain & Co, and Future Gov – if selected, you will:

  • Serve on the frontline. Your first 5 months will be spent in homeless shelters, care homes and community centres, learning first-hand from the people hit hardest by inequality - and designing innovative measures to boost your placement's impact.
  • Build ventures. You’ll build your own projects from the get-go, with opportunities to secure seed investment from O2 and The Funding Network.
  • Learn from expert faculty. You’ll be assigned a personal mentor and receive extensive training from a faculty of more than 60 leaders from across the social sector – people who specialise in fields from entrepreneurship, to policy, and community development.
  • Develop a diverse portfolio. From delivering community consultations for local government clients to running 24 hr challenges with your peers, you’ll deliver a broad range of social action projects along the way.

Beyond Year Here

In a year’s time, you may be running your own social enterprise, for a fast growing social start-up or forging an exciting portfolio careers.

Our alumni have founded 18 social ventures including Chatterbox, a language tuition service staffed by refugees and Ally, a chatbot that gives vulnerable young people the information and tools they need to escape homelessness.

There are no course fees. Unlike a traditional Master’s degree or postgraduate course, we cover your tuition fee.

We offer packages of accomodation and bursaries, access to loans, flexible paid work and TfL discounts. 

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing movement of activists and entrepreneurs.

We have two intakes per year, kicking off their Fellowship in Spring and Autumn.

While most of the places for our Spring 2018 programme are full there are still a handful of Specialist Fellowships avaliable for applicants with design, tech, commercial or frontline experience. If you want to build something that matters in 2018, read more about the programme in the 2018 Prospectus and then start your application.

Click 'Apply on Website' to find out more & sign up!

Job title / Keyword