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BFS Summer School

Our 10 week in-person course is the gateway to the creative and technology industries.


Our UK wide online accelerator course is your gateway to the creative and tech industries.

Visible Start

Our nationwide based digital media training course for women over 45.

Who We Are

We offer a FREE 10-week programme for 18-25 year olds which delivers a premium learning experience for our students through a mixture of lessons and real-world advertising experience. We reach out to ‘under-represented’ groups in the creative industries (Multi-Cultural, Working Class, NeuroDiverse, Female) to find those with untapped potential.

Our big name industry sponsors create a pool of entry-level roles just for graduates of the course. Last year we delivered a 95% employment success rate.

Brixton Finishing School disrupts the way the Creative, Advertising, and Tech Industries recruit talent. We are an ‘end to end ‘ solution to the industry’s diversity challenges.

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2019 Graduates

“'It enabled me to become more bold and confident with my skills and personality'”

Darnell Reid Brixton Finishing School

“I really am grateful for the platform that Brixton Finishing School for Digital Talent has given me”

Jess Payen Brixton Finishing School

“Brixton Finishing School for Digital Talent provided so much support, knowledge and opportunities within the advertising industry and for a person who struggles with anxiety it has given me so much confidence.”


Our Stats


95% Gained Entry Level Roles at Top Tier Agencies and Media Owners *


Weeks of Training


Experience Days at Big Name Agencies, Brands and Media Owners

Our Sponsors

Brixton Finishing School is a not for profit and relies on the generous support of Brands, Advertising Agencies and Media Owners to drive social mobility. We can’t thank those that fund our mission enough.

We are also funded via Hoxton United, our sister brand discovery agency. Hoxton United is your virtual marketing/PR/digital team – our range of senior talents means whatever the task they can bring the best to your business challenges.

Latest Press

Research finds advertising industry lacks diversity

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A survey we conducted amongst 17-30 year olds about Covid-19 and the futures of youth revealed the widespread feeling that much more needs to be done to make the industry…

Ally Owen named as one of Ad Age’s 2020 Women to Watch Europe!

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Our Founder Ally Owen was named on Ad Age's 2020 Women to Watch Europe list! Click through below to see the full list

Ally Owen named as one of the BIMA 100 2020

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The BIMA 100 recognises the UK's most influential people in digital and tech. It celebrates the leaders, pioneers and changemakers in the UK digital industry. We are delighted to announce…


So excited to announce @rapha as a Brixton Finishing School partner! We have loved working with them so far and can’t wait to see what’s to come

We have endless opportunities in the Advertising industry and we want to make sure YOUR STUDENTS know about them. Register your school for a FREE talk here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezQi21PjIj5cmSU3BJ4IlFOBua0uH8XJVlHteERtQoELElCg/viewform

We are delighted to announce @DigitalNatives_ as our new partners moving forward! We can’t wait to see where this collaboration takes us! #newpartner

Our friends at @WPP have launched a competition to celebrate Black LGBTQ+ creatives across the globe- https://behindthestonewallriots.oneclub.org/ . All you have to do is complete a short task by 21st October! There’s even a prize of $4,000 for the winner! #blackcreativity

Don’t miss out on our FREE ADcademy live session with @WhoWotWhy_ this Wednesday on the craft of writing advertising, register for a free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ad-cademy-live-the-craft-of-writing-advertising-with-who-wot-why-tickets-186662280907

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In this episode of our podcast series, The Media Navigators, @BSBMedia discusses how diversity in advertising can become a reality with Ally Owen
@ally_n1, founder of @BrixtonFSchool.

To listen & subscribe go to;


#themedianavigators #wmgpodcast

Congratulations @LilyDBarclay for landing her dream role as Junior Creative at @RAPP_UK ! A creative force, we can’t wait to see her work out in the real world! If you want to break in to the Advertising Industry, sign ups for the ADcademy are open now! https://brixtonfinishingschool.org/register-interest/register-interest-form/

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