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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 London 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…


Want to know what it is like to complete a BFS course? Favour Nebeolisa sums up her experience beautifully in this short article https://medium.com/@f.nebeolisa/brixton-finishing-school-breaking-barriers-into-the-ad-world-626d44073867

Today we’re celebrating AD-Cademy graduate Adelaide Atomey, who not only landed herself a role at @blisglobal, she also helped deliver a session months after breaking in to the industry herself! If you are looking for your chance, sign ups are open https://brixtonfinishingschool.org/register-interest/register-interest-form/

We’re celebrating amazing AD-Cademy graduates like Phoebe Madegeda who landed herself a role as Digital Sales Executive at Mail Metro Media! If you are looking to break in to the industry like Phoebe, sign up for the AD-Cademy here https://brixtonfinishingschool.org/register-interest/register-interest-form/

Really good interview in @creativesalon_ with @ally_n1... this answer is very striking. When @BrixtonFSchool grads get into a company, it's even worse than they thought it was going to be.
These companies are miles away from their experience.

The new episode with Creative Director and proud “Woman who won’t hear the word no” is out now! Listen here in Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6S8xVFUi3NQWVFwSQcdtdo?si=RqjTagO3RSOl9UrNyGicXQ&dl_branch=1 or search No Stupid Questions on Apple podcasts

There is a new episode of No Stupid Questions our tomorrow ft the brilliantly badass @janee . Our best episode yet, this is one that shouldn’t be missed!

"Talent is distributed equally amongst all communities, but opportunities are not..."

@ally_n1 @BrixtonFSchool on how adland should fix its talent crisis

here @Campaignmag


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