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Technical Theatre Apprentice

Closes: Monday 11 July, 12noon

Interview: 25 July

Are you looking for a practical route into the creative industries? Would you like to learn directly from experienced professionals in a working environment? Do you want to develop useful skills, kick-start or change the direction of your career and gain a nationally-recognised qualification? Then our Technical Theatre Apprenticeship may be for you.

We are now recruiting for a Technical Theatre Apprentice to join us from September 2022, to work in our busy Production department. This opportunity provides experience, skills, knowledge and formal training whilst working on a range of professional theatre productions across our two stages and in other spaces.

This post is aimed at a practically-minded, energetic and committed person who is passionate about theatre and the live arts. The post suits those who are 17/18+ and/or are looking for the next step after A-Levels or college. The successful apprentice will be given mentoring and assessment to help them grow professionally in a supportive environment.

Technical Apprenticeships at CFT are hands-on working roles, learning lighting, sound, stage, automation and video skills for a fixed period. The roles lead to a nationally recognised Level 3 Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship qualification, whilst working with some of the most eminent industry professionals in the country. As part of your training you will also achieve the ABTT Bronze award- an industry recognised qualification in technical theatre.

Your work is divided between 80% ‘on the job’ learning in a professional working environment, and 20% college learning and course work which you are given dedicated study time for each week. The post is for 24 months and typically at about 18 months in you will enter the assessment process to gain the qualification which we and the college support you with.

The apprenticeship will provide a strong all-round skill set giving the opportunity to progress with a career in theatre or live events. All previous CFT apprentices have gone on to work professionally across the Performing Arts industry including on tours and in the West End in a variety of roles.

Please note this post is not suitable for graduates from Technical Theatre Degree courses.

The full Job Description and salary details for the role can be found in the latter pages of the Job Pack.  The Job Pack also contains more details about working at CFT and how to apply for this role.