Scenic Metalwork Apprenticeship

Starting September 2024

Salary: £25,282.40 for 42.5 hours per week

Based in: Purfleet, Essex

Do you have an interest in learning and developing skills in metalwork construction for scenic theatre productions within the performing arts industry?

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, delivering more than 400 performances each year and our backstage teams are some of the best theatre craftspeople in the world.

We want to encourage fresh, passionate new talent into the building and our apprenticeship scheme plays a big part in that!

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:

"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 be offering a Scenic Metalwork apprenticeship. The role is on a fixed-term contract for 3 years, full-time (42.5 hours per week) and based at the Royal Opera House, Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, Purfleet, RM19 1AS.

The apprenticeship will be split between the ROH Workshop and online and in person sessions with South Essex College. You will study for a Welding L2 Standard/ Engineering Operative L2 Apprenticeship Standard.

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 be 18 years old or over on the start date.
  2. Not have completed a university degree or equivalent level qualification in the UK or elsewhere.
  3. Achieved Grade 4 or above in Maths and English.
  4. 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:

To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. A full Job Pack is available below to download, as well as some handy guidance for submitting your application.

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 are from a global majority background and/or those who are disabled, 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 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

Closing date for applications:9am, Monday 17th June 2024.

The interview schedule can be found in the pack.

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.