I want to be a Creative Apprentice!

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.


How does it work?
Creative Apprenticeships are designed to fit the needs and interests of you and your employer. You can choose from a menu of units and evidence your learning in an online portfolio.
Most learning takes place on the job, in the workplace. You will also spend a day a week attending off-job training at local arts venues. Each apprenticeship lasts for one year.

Is an Apprenticeship right for me?
Artswork offers Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeships. Applicants must live in England, not be in full-time education and must hold GCSEs Grade A* – C in Maths and English or equivalent.

How much will I get paid?
The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. However, many apprentices earn significantly more – research shows that the average salary is approximately £5 per hour. You will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, so you could earn £150 per week.*

“My apprenticeship was great – I learnt so much and got to work with really inspiring people. It was the perfect stepping stone from formal education into full-time employment and the whole experience was above and beyond what I could have hoped for. Most importantly, I started to understand where I wanted to take my career in the future. Thanks to the Artswork apprenticeship, I am now employed full-time as a Communications Assistant, and I’m loving it!” 

Hannah Pollard, Creative Apprentice 2013

If you are interested in applying for a creative apprenticeship, or finding out a little bit more about it, please see the link below and/or contact Anna, our Apprenticeship Programme Manager and Trainer.

Creative Apprenticeships Brochure

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* The National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices is currently £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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