Creative Apprenticeships

Kick-starting careers in the arts

Working with creative organisations across the South East, we offer apprenticeships to young people with a passion for the arts and culture.

Through an apprenticeship, young people have the opportunity to work, earn and learn at the same time. With the support of the Learning and Skills team, our apprentices attain recognised qualifications whilst gaining hands on experience working within a professional creative team.

Interested in becoming an Artswork Apprentice?

  • 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 a qualification, work experience AND earn an income?

An Artswork apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to work in the creative industries; learn from the professional team around you, discover your creative flair, and develop the skills and confidence to kick-start a career in the arts!

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.

“The apprenticeship gave me invaluable experience in the workplace with the freedom to explore new career routes in a supported environment”

-Nuffield Theatres Youth Apprentice Adam

Supported by our team of industry specialists you will work towards a qualification in either Community Arts, Live Events and Promotion or cultural heritage. We work hard to ensure you get as much out of your apprenticeship as possible, offering additional training opportunities and experiences such as Arts Award and our Creative Enterprise Programme. As a small training provider, you will get 1 to 1 mentoring and support from your assessor 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.

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.

Reality Check

  • 12-18 month duration
  • Apprenticeship wage of at least £105 / week
  • Full time job with one day a week of training at local arts venues or at Artswork HQ.
  • Apprenticeship programmes at Level 2 & 3. Choose from a menu of units to suit your interests and career aspirations.

There are currently no apprenticeship vacancies at Artswork. Vacancies for any of our programmes will be posted here so please bookmark this page for future updates. To express your interest in participating in any of our work-based learning programmes or to find out more please contact our Learning, Skills and Enterprise team on 02380 332 491 or email [email protected]

Artswork’s Apprenticeship programme is accredited by the matrix standard for information advice and guidance.

*Call to arts, cultural or heritage organisations across the South*

Would you like to give a young person the opportunity to start their career in the arts?

Artswork will support you in identifying new or existing job roles within your team that could be filled by an Apprentice receiving high quality training. We can help you build Apprenticeships into funding bids and diversify your workforce in line with Arts Council England’s Goal 4.

Shed light on the roles and responsibilities behind shows, exhibitions and events allowing school and college leavers’ to learn from your expertise and contribute their energy and insight to your projects – providing essential connectivity between your organisation and its younger audience!

Contact Anna Brown of our Learning and Skills team to find out how you could get involved with our work-based learning programs, improve the life chances for a young person in your local area and develop your workforce in a cost effective way.

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