Collage Arts

Creative Apprenticeships

Creative apprenticeships give young people the opportunity to get training and experience in the creative industry. This is your chance to get into the creative and digital media sector whilst also earning a salary.

Age range: the apprenticeships are aimed at 16-18 year olds and 19-24 year olds; although older people may apply.

Essential criteria: A passion for creativity. You don’t need any qualifications to get an apprenticeship place. However, to get government support for your training, you will usually need to have qualifications up to level 2. If you have a level 3 qualification – you may be eligible – but people with degrees are not eligible for funding.

Collage Arts Creative Apprenticeships prepare you for careers that include: promoting and presenting live events; working in the music business; working as a technician in music, live events or theatre; working in film and media; sharing your arts skills to help others be more creative; designing and/or making posters, products, clothes or jewellery and much more…

You may already be employed – and want us to help you get the qualification.The training gives you the skills, know-how, contacts and experience to succeed in the media, music, radio, graphics, digital arts, film and web-based industries. There is also help to improve your Maths, English, and ICT if you need it.The advanced apprenticeship in creative and digital media leads to these accredited qualifications:
• Diploma in Creative and Digital Media Level 3 (competence qualification)
• BTEC Certificate in Creative and Digital Media Level 3 (technical certificate)

If you are not in a job, we can also help find suitable employment so that you can earn and learn. Through our Collage Arts youth projects, we help young people access creative apprenticeships and other employment opportunities.

An apprenticeship can help you to kick-start your career. You will gain real work in the sector; within a recording studio, record label, radio station, event, marketing and promotions company, venue, theatre, performing arts school, design company, film company… and many other places.

If you want to talk about apprenticeships then contact the Collage Arts learning team on 020 8829 8900. Or fill in the application form below and send it to CV’s are also welcome.

View or download an application form:

Creative apprenticeships – what does this mean for employers?

If you are an employer in the creative industries, we can find you a dedicated young person to work and train with you. Or may also be able to help you get funding to support industry specified training for someone you already employ.

The apprenticeship is likely to take about a year. You will do some on the job training and we will supplement this with off the job training (either on day-release or in blocks), leading to a level 3 qualification.

Funding is usually available for 16-18 year-olds and part-funding is available for eligible people over the age of 19.

Through the apprenticeship your employee develops knowledge and skills in projects and events; marketing, promotions and digital communication; working as part of a team; responsibility and leadership; health and safety, and understanding how your business operates and how things need to be done.

Typically, the apprentice will be employed full-time (30 hours or more) at a rate above the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. For the duration of the apprenticeship, they will work for at least 16-24 hours per week with you and will also train off-the-job for 1-2 days per week at Collage Arts on day release (or in training blocks).

If you could create a vacancy suitable for an apprentice to work in your organisation, please contact the learning team on 020 8829 8900 or email providing a short job description of the role(s) on offer and your company details.