Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn on-the-job with a creative industries employer

We work with employers in the creative industries to help them recruit and train new talent through apprenticeships. 

An apprenticeship is a great way to take your first step to a career in this vibrant and growing industry. Many roles in the creative industry require specialist, technical skills that simply cannot be learned in the classroom. 

There’s no substitute for experience, and apprenticeships supported by The National College provide just that - the perfect framework for candidates to develop the practical skills and knowledge to take advantage of opportunities within the industry.

Candidates can be supported in their training across a wide range of apprenticeship pathways, providing them with the opportunity to work in the creative industry, whilst working towards valuable qualifications. On completion of an apprenticeship, candidates will be armed with specialist skills and the invaluable experience needed to build a successful career.

Listen to what Daisy, apprentice at Phoenix Arts Club, has to say about her apprenticeship:


Browse through our range of creative industries apprenticeships.

View current apprenticeship vacancies with employers who we are supporting with recruitment below, or search more widely at the 'Find an Apprenticeship' website.

Performing Arts Technician Apprentice

This role will work with our Performing Arts Technician in all aspects of Performing Arts within the College. The post holder will work as part of a team to enable & assist with all the technical requirements required by all academic, co-curricular and event projects within the College, whilst undertaking...

Creative Venue Technician Apprentice

Manchester is building The Factory, a new venue for creativity and the arts, in the heart of the city. The Factory Academy has launched an exciting opportunity to learn new skills through Creative Venue Technician (CVT) Apprenticeships at The Lowry Manchester. You'll work on lighting, audio and scene changes, using a variety...

Creative Venue Technician Apprentice

Manchester is building The Factory, a new venue for creativity and the arts, in the heart of the city. The Factory Academy has launched an exciting opportunity to learn new skills through Creative Venue Technician (CVT) Apprenticeships at HOME Greater Manchester Arts Centre. You'll work on lighting, audio and scene changes, using...

Creative Venue Technician Apprentice

Manchester is building The Factory, a new venue for creativity and the arts, in the heart of the city. The Factory Academy has launched an exciting opportunity to learn new skills through Creative Venue Technician (CVT) Apprenticeships at Manchester Metropolitan University. You'll work on lighting, audio and scene changes, using a variety...

Creative Venue Technician Apprentice (2 posts)

Manchester is building The Factory, a new venue for creativity and the arts, in the heart of the city. The Factory Academy has launched an exciting opportunity to learn new skills through Creative Venue Technician (CVT) Apprenticeships at The Royal Exchange Theatre. You'll work on lighting, audio and scene changes, and use a...

Brand Partnerships Apprentice

Live Nation are looking for two bright, ambitious and hardworking individuals from the local areas of Ealing, Hounslow, Haringey, Islington and Hackney to join them and learn about Brand Partnerships and Sponsorship in Music and Entertainment.