Futures Festival, a different kind of careers fair

3 October 2018

Written by: Big Local Impact Brixton

Children and young people - Focus on Brixton - Opportunities - Voluntary and community sector

This October half term, young people will try out eight different industry zones at the Futures Festival in Angell Town, with food, music and help from career development experts.

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Futures Festival, a different kind of careers fair

The second annual Futures Festival is part of a community-led scheme to help young people get into work and establish careers in industries they love.


Eight industries – construction and engineering, creative arts & media, tourism & hospitality, health and social care, business and finance, media and tech, entrepreneurialism, music and food – will be showcased on October 25 for people aged 14-25 to try out the jobs they want.


Aspiration Trackers will monitor people’s development and interests throughout the day. Career development experts Spiral Skills will then analyse the information to ensure young people are supported into careers that suit their abilities and aspirations.  Emma Allen, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer at Spiral Skills, said: “We aim to give 300 local young people the opportunity to develop their career goals, with interactive activities and a support network comprised of over 50 contributing organisations. It’s all about getting them excited for their future, building their confidence, and boosting their access to employment, apprenticeship and training opportunities.”

Free and interactive

Also on the menu is live music by young talents from School Ground Sounds, sport from Football Beyond Borders and Dwaynamics alongside an Angell Town community market. The event is free to attend, and young participants earn access to free lunch, sports activities, and entertainment by engaging with three or more activities on the day. There’s a subsidised food market with traders from KERB and Ben & Jerry’s for dessert.

For more information

  • See the futures festival information pages
  • The event is a collaboration led by Spiral Skills with co-organisers Big Local Impact, Brixton and the Angell Town Funded Groups. It is sponsored by the Big Lottery The London Community Foundation and the Tom’s Trust.