Jobs for talented young people

Five Creative Apprentice roles are up for grabs in arts and cultural organisations throughout the North East.

Act 2 Cam, New Writing North, Bringing Words to Life and Headway Arts, with Northumberland Arts Development and Northumberland Youth Service, all have positions for 16 – 18 year olds and Northern Stage has a position for a 16-24 year old starting in March 2014.

A recruitment event will be held on Tuesday 18th February from 2:30pm – 3:30pm and from 4pm – 5pm at the Sage Gateshead.

The five employers, plus training partners Gateshead College and Sage Gateshead will be at the event.

Each apprentice will be employed by the organisation for at least 12 months. Each programme has been set up to ensure that the young people are given every opportunity to progress into a longer term career in the sector.

During the apprenticeship, individuals will develop their skills with the support of the employer, whilst learning job relevant skills at Gateshead College twice a month, guided by expert assessors.

For details of the vacancies, click here.

Susan Mulholland, Deputy Director of Participation at Northern Stage said: “We are fully committed to providing young people with the skills, information and experience necessary to prepare them for a career in the arts. As well as nurturing young artists we actively encourage young people to explore the 40 plus roles within the theatre which are not connected to acting or directing. Apprenticeships are a vital part of this and provide a well-supported and exciting first step into the industry.”

Strong Voices and partners are targeting this opportunity towards young people who statistically, do not usually apply for a Creative Apprentice; young people with special needs, those who are not in education employment and training and young people who are looked after/leaving care. Working together, these organisations are committed to providing an enriching apprenticeship opportunity and ensuring that the right support is in place for each young people

If you are a young person and you want to register for the event or for more information on the apprenticeship programme call 0191 443 5293.

If you are a cultural organisation and would be interested in taking a Creative Apprentice in the new financial year, please contact strongvoices@sagegateshead.com.