Archive Assistant Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Scheme, Fixed term contract (2 years)

Starting September 2024

Based in: Covent Garden, London

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music, and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings. We are one of the busiest theatres in the world, staging more than 400 performances each year.

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 give you access to a network of people who can guide and support you during your career.

What our apprentices say:

"It has taught me invaluable on-the-job experience that textbook learning cannot provide."

"It is a great pathway into a career and a unique alternative to university."

This year we will offer an Archive Assistant Apprenticeship on a fixed-term contract for 2 years, full-time (40 hours per week)with college study alongside.

This will include study towards the Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard via Westminster Adult Education Service.

Will I be paid?

Yes! You will earn National Living Wage which will increase by 2.5% after successfully completing the first year. Apprentices are expected to use this to pay for their own travel to work and college. College fees will also be paid by the Royal Opera House.

Am I eligible?

  1. You must be18 years old or overon the start date
  2. Not have completed a university degree or equivalent level qualification in the UK or elsewhere
  3. Have work authorisation for the UK

Do I need previous experience?

We are interested in recruiting apprentices that are first and foremost curious, driven by working in a creative environment and keen to learn new skills.

How to apply:

A full Job Pack is available below to download. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from those who arefrom a global majority background and/or those who aredisabled,as they are under-represented within our organisation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Department at 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: 9am Monday 17th June.

First round interviews will be held on the week beginning 24th June 2024.

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