Costume Tailoring Apprentice

Do you love making clothes? Do you have an eye for detail? Can you sew accurately? Enjoy being part of a team? Ready to learn new skills? Thrive under pressure and up for a challenge? Then a career as a costume tailor could be for you....

The ROH stages over 500 performances a year and our backstage teams are some of the best theatre craftspeople in the world. We want to give everyone the opportunity to get involved in this creative, exciting and growing industry and we think apprenticeships are great way to get started. An apprenticeship gives you the practical skills and knowledge that will underpin your professional development and access to a network of people who can guide and support you during your career.

What our apprentices say:

"I found the fact that I was able to learn and achieve a qualification whilst being paid was very useful......It has taught me invaluable on-the-job experience that textbook learning cannot provide. I have also made lots of connections that have helped me to network for work and industry knowledge."

This year we will offer a Costume Tailoring Apprenticeship on a Fixed-term contract for 2 years (3rd September 2018 - August 2020), Full-time (40 hours per week) based in Covent Garden. This will include study at Newham College in east London for an Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles (with a technical certificate in Garment Construction).

Will I be paid?

Yes! £16,268 per year, which is £312.85 per week before tax, rising 2.5% after successfully completing the first year. College fees will also be paid by the ROH.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be 18 years old or over on 3rd September 2018.
  • You must not have completed a university degree or equivalent level qualification in the UK or elsewhere.
  • You must have work authorisation for the UK.

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

How to apply:

A full job description and supporting material is available below to download. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`.

If you have any questions or need any help contact the Human Resources Department at or 0207 212 9124. You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

For further information, you can also take a look at the Apprenticeship page on our website here:

Closing date for applications: 8.00am, 6th June 2018
Practical assessments: Week beginning 2nd July
Interviews: 17th July 2018

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.