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ROH Apprenticeships – Now Recruiting!

The Royal Opera House has been offering apprenticeships in backstage production and technical departments since 2007, providing high-quality vocational training by learning on the job from some of the best skilled in the industry.

Please click here to see our current apprenticeship vacancies.

Now Recruiting! Please click here to find out more about our new Finance and IT apprenticeships.

For more details about the apprenticeship scheme, please email

Royal Opera House Apprentice Scheme


Find out more details about the apprenticeship scheme and how to apply.

Case Studies

Read what our apprentices say about why they applied for their role and what they do day-to-day.


The UK's largest free careers event for young people seeking an off-stage career in theatre is back on 19 November 2018.


Find out more about apprenticeships with our video playlist.

News and features

  1. 9 March 2017

    What life is like as a Royal Opera House apprentice

    Apprentices get vital hands-on experience in a number of our backstage departments including Lighting, Wigs and Make-up, and Scenic Art.

  2. 12 March 2015

    Apprentices’ advice to others considering job options: ‘I’m doing things that I would never get to do in a classroom’

    ROH apprentices on the various avenues open to young people through workplace training.

  3. 14 March 2013

    National Apprenticeship Week: Apprenticeships aren't just in ‘making’ departments

    Education Events and Tours Apprentice Jamie Ashwell on revealing the secrets of our production workshop.