Scenic Carpentry Apprentice

Are you practical and enjoy making things? Do you have some experience of woodwork? Are you good at problem-solving? Do you enjoy being part of a team? Excited about learning new skills? Then a career as a scenic carpenter 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. Also being able to learn on-site experience is extremely important. I feel it`s more than just the qualification."

This year we will offer a Scenic Carpentry Apprenticeship on a Fixed-term contract for 2 years (3rd September 2018 - August 2020), Full-time (40 hours per week) based in our workshops in Purfleet, Essex. This will include study at the Building Crafts College in Stratford, E15, for a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard.

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: 8.00 am, 6th June 2018
Tour of ROH Covent Garden for interviewees: TBC
Interviews (in Purfleet): 18th June 2018

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.