Torchbox Academy

Develop your skills and accelerate your career with a place in our academy. You’ll get paid while you learn and our talented team will support you to grow your new skillset, so you can move on into a full-time role at Torchbox.

Team gathers to learn during Academy Day
Academy Day talk
Academy students learning about Wagtail CMS
Mollie talks to Academy students
Team gather together in kitchen during Academy Day
Academy students and Torchbox team gather to have lunch

Academy benefits

Some basic knowledge in your desired area is all that’s required to apply. In return, as an Academy student you’ll:

  • get paid while developing your skills
  • work with our incredible clients such as Mind, Samaritans and Oxfam
  • get hands-on experience contributing to real projects
  • learn from your dedicated mentor who will support your development
  • be part of the team, enjoy our friendly office and regular socials
  • move into a full-time role at Torchbox following the Academy programme

My knowledge and skills of managing digital campaigns has increased exponentially and being able to work with so many amazing partner charities has been incredible!

Millie Bullivant Digital Marketing Executive, Torchbox Academy

Our academy roles

If you want to make a difference, love to problem solve and thrive in a people-first environment, we’d love to hear from you!

Successful applicants can choose to work from our central Bristol office, or hybrid.

Our academy is closed for this year. Check back in 2025.

Paid media

Looking to kick-start your career in digital marketing? Then look no further! You’ll learn all you need to know about how to create engaging content and manage pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns.

Tech and engineering

Ready to get fully immersed in the world of tech for good? As part of our Tech Academy, you’ll work with some of the most talented developers around and receive in-depth training on cutting-edge technologies.


Eager to learn more about search engine optimisation (SEO)? You’ll get to work alongside industry-leading experts and develop your skills in all areas of SEO.

How does it work?

  1. Apply for your chosen role.
  2. If your application stands out, we’ll send you a short task to complete.
  3. If you’re shortlisted, we’ll invite you to one of our Academy Assessment Days.
  4. If you’re successful, we’ll call you to discuss your start date and working arrangements.

All candidates, whether chosen for a role or not, can expect to hear from us.

Open to all!

Our Academy roles are suitable for anyone looking to move into a new career. It might be your first job, a career change, or a return to work.

We welcome applications from neurodivergent individuals and people from under-represented groups.

Find out more about life at Torchbox

Learn more

A typical Academy assessment day

Every great day starts with a tasty breakfast, right?

You’ll start by chatting with fellow academy students and Torchboxers over a tasty breakfast from one of our favourite local eateries.

Next, it’s time to plough through a jam-packed agenda

We’ll organise an exciting day of talks, workshops and team-building activities. This is your opportunity to learn more about Torchbox, employee ownership, and our clients.

Our team will introduce themselves and provide an introduction to your chosen career and you'll also be introduced to your mentor. You may be asked to do a short presentation or complete a task. We’ll let you know the full details of this well in advance of the day so you have plenty of time to prepare.


We'd love to hear from you! Our recruitment team will be happy to answer all of your questions, get in touch at [email protected]