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Employing an Artswork Apprentice

Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to train and improve the skills of a young person to directly fit your business needs, ethos, and processes. By providing new input and fresh thinking, an apprentice ensures a youth voice is incorporated into the core of your organisation.

As a training provider within a renowned arts organisation, Artswork will work closely with you to develop a dynamic, motivated and valuable employee with creative, sector-specific skills, knowledge and experience to boost productivity in your organisation. Our 100% successful completion rate illustrates our commitment to both apprentice and employer. From recruitment through to end-point assessment, our team of experienced professionals will ensure that your new employee thrives and is an asset to your organisation.


Artswork is excited to share that our Creative Apprenticeship Programme is now recruiting employer partners for 2024 for a new cohort of apprentices following one of two standards – Events Assistant & Cultural Learning & Participation Officer.

 

Want to find out more about employing an Apprentice?

We have put together a resource for potential employers including information on costings, the structure of an Apprenticeship, our Apprenticeship standards – and the benefits of taking on an Apprentice! Download the resource here


Having an Apprentice within the team has been a real asset. They have made very insightful contributions to our work, often coming up with new approaches that we may not have thought of!

- Previous apprentice employer

Why employ an Apprentice?

Taking on an apprentice is a great opportunity to train and improve the skills of a young person to directly fit your business needs, ethos, and processes. By providing new input and fresh thinking, an apprentice ensures a youth voice is incorporated into the core of your organisation. Our experienced apprenticeships team will work closely with you to ensure that your new employee meets the needs of your organisation.

Previous creative and cultural employers we have worked with have experienced many benefits following their recruitment of an apprentice including:

  • 30% increased footfall in venue
  • Skills increase across the whole organisation
  • A new life and energy to the building
  • A vital extra staff member

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 you to ensure your new employee thrives and is an asset to your organisation. Find out more about our two standards below

Events Assistant (Level 3)

Apprentices will spend 18 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 18 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)


Why Artswork?

Artswork has been empowering young people through creativity for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on working closely with employers to ensure you get a useful new team member. Someone who is empowered to use their youth-voice to influence and develop your organisation.
Employers are fully supported from the preparation of the job description through to recruitment, enrolment and the facilitation of their apprenticeship with our experienced team providing advice and support throughout. Each apprenticeship is unique and we work hard to develop a bespoke offer for you – devising training materials and goals to match your needs and the needs of the apprentice.

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Interested in finding out more about Artswork Apprenticeships?

Contact our Apprenticeships team today

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