Apprentice Scheme

The Stage One Apprentice Scheme offers unique hands-on training and development opportunities within established producing companies for outstanding entrepreneurial individuals. All apprentices will receive a salary of £18,600 per annum and an experienced mentor to help nurture and develop their producing skills. We believe that being within a dynamic and successful company is the most important experience young producers need in order to hone their skills, and in the past have placed apprentices in companies such as Sonia Friedman Productions, Headlong, Playful Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group.

In 2014, we will be funding 6 commercial apprenticeships, from April onwards, across West End production offices and in Regional producing theatres. Each role requires the candidates to have at least 1-2 years’ experience as a (fringe/small scale) producer and be able to demonstrate a dedication to a career as an independent commercial theatre producer.

Commercial Placement
6 placements for a period of 12 months in one or two West End production offices and/or Regional Theatres.

Commercial/Subsidised Placements
The Commercial/Subsidised placement scheme was launched in 2011 and since then has offered 4 individuals training across both commercial and subsidised producing theatre sectors. We would like to thank the Royal Court Theatre, Paines Plough, Headlong, Cheek by Jowl and the Curve Theatre for hosting apprentices in the first two years of the schemes inception. The scheme aims to develop entrepreneurial individuals who will ultimately work across both sectors increasing communication, sharing knowledge and strengthening links.

We will be updating this section with potential opportunities if and when we can secure support to continue this scheme.

The Apprentice Scheme is supported by the Society of London Theatre, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, The Agency, The Garrick Trust, Lady Saunders, David Dein and Andrew Treagus Associates.

The Regional Apprenticeships are supported by the Eranda Foundation.

The Regional Subsidised sector Apprenticeships are supported by