Thanks for visiting Go Think Big, O2’s programme to help people aged 16-24 kick start their careers with great work experience opportunities, inspiring insight and practical help.

We recently teamed up with the music industry experts from O2 and Boiler Room to bring down the barriers between you and the industry.

80 of you were selected to help stage and live stream one-of-a kind-events at the O2 Academy Brixton and O2 Academy Leeds. Plus, our selected applicants got involved in workshops with the Boiler Room team, a Q&A panel with music industry pros, and got to rub shoulders with the likes of Novelist, Nadia Rose, and Elijah and Skilliam.

Our events are now over, but if you love music, don’t panic. Following the workshops in London and Leeds, you can experience the masterclasses and take in all the advice from the experts in the videos above.

We asked some of the people who took part about how they found out about the opportunity and what they got from it. It was a unique opportunity for people who are passionate about music to find out more about the roles in the industry and the skills needed to get there.

O2 is committed to supporting young people through Go Think Big. We’ve been providing work experience opportunities and careers advice since 2012. Since we got started, O2’s youth programmes have helped over 1 million young people to gain employability skills and Go Think Big has offered over 30,000 young people the chance to gain much-needed work experience.

In the past, Go Think Big has given young people the chance to make a music video for Rizzle Kicks tune Lost Generation, remix disco classic Le Freak with music legend Nile Rogers and Rudimental, and create short films which were shown at the BFI London Film Festival.

To see an example of how Go Think Big helps young people, check out Amanda’s story here. To see all of our work experience opportunities and get careers advice, head to GoThinkBig.co.uk.