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Becoming an Artswork Apprentice

Discover your creative flair, and develop the skills and confidence to kick-start a career in the arts!

Are you a young person that is:

  • Enthusiastic about the arts, culture and heritage?
  • Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at your local theatre or gallery?
  • Interested in developing new skills and knowledge?
  • Keen to learn from experienced professionals in a real, working environment?
  • Want to get work experience AND earn an income?

Current Apprenticeship Opportunities

Are you looking for creative apprenticeship opportunities to apply for?

If you’re interested in being notified when our next apprenticeships are ready to apply for, please fill out this form and we will keep you updated.


Wherever you are in the UK, the Government website also has all the apprenticeships listed on one central page. Please visit for more information.


An Artswork apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to work in the creative industries. From galleries to theatres, music groups to National Trust properties, you could find yourself working alongside internationally renowned artists and professionals, in some of the South’s flagship cultural venues.


Supported by our team of industry specialists you will work towards a Level 3 Events Assistant apprenticeship. Throughout your apprenticeship we will work hard to ensure you get as much out of the experience as possible, offering additional training opportunities and experiences such as Arts Award and our Continuous Professional Development programmes. As a dedicated training provider, you will get 1 to 1 mentoring and support from your trainer from start to finish. We genuinely care about helping you to achieve your ambitions and successfully setting yourself up for a career in the arts.


If you’re interested in being notified when our next apprenticeships are ready to apply for, please fill out this form and we will keep you updated.

"The Apprenticeship propels you further with new skills developed than anything I have experienced before"

- Previous Artswork apprentice



Previous apprentices have gone on to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama and work in prestigious arts institutions such as Chichester Festival Theatre as well as film companies, museums and arts centres.


Our Apprenticeship Standards

Artswork currently offer two Level 3 Apprenticeship standards for arts, cultural and heritage organisations. Each Apprenticeship lasts 15 months, and we will work closely with apprentices and employers to ensure they can thrive and become an asset to their organisation. Find out more about our two standards below

Events Assistant (Level 3)

Apprentices will spend 15 months helping to plan, organise, deliver and evaluate internal and external activities and events within the creative and cultural industries.

Skills, knowledge and behaviours learners will develop:

  • Understanding of event logistics: venue, transport, health and safety, catering, registration, technology and risk assessments.
  • Ability to guide an event through its ‘lifecycle’ from initial research to feedback and evaluation processes.
  • Efficient budget management skills
  • Business and IT skills
  • Teamworking and time management skills
  • Project management and marketing skills
  • Communication and negotiation skills

For more information on this standard click here (PDF)

Cultural Learning & Participation Officer (Level 3)

Apprentices will spend 15 months helping to plan, organise and co-ordinate artistic and cultural education workshops, schedule activities and plan community engagement projects.

Skills, knowledge, and behaviours learners will develop:

  • Effective partnership working processes
  • Methods of engagement
  • Project co-ordination and administration
  • Inclusive ways of running activities and workshops
  • Legislation and regulations of organisations

For more information on this standard click here (PDF)

What next?

After your apprenticeship you should expect to find jobs in arts and project coordination, marketing and events roles, education and outreach departments, and workshop and facilitation roles. Our Apprentices all report feeling far more confident and ready to find employment within the Industry.

Are you an employer interested in hiring an Apprentice? Visit our page for employers here


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