9 May 2016 at 3.03pm | 2 Comments
Applications for 2016 are now closed.
The Royal Opera House is now recruiting six new apprentices to join in September 2016.
Positions will be available in the Scenic Art, Scenic Carpentry, Costume, Technical Theatre, Lighting and Wigs and Make-up departments.
'Before I started I had the impression that the Royal Opera House was a big corporate workplace, almost like a factory, but I couldn’t have been more wrong', says Technical Theatre apprentice Jack Eaton. 'Yes, it is a big building but it’s also like a family; everyone knows your name, even if you can’t always remember theirs!'
The ROH apprenticeship scheme has been running since 2007 and currently has 17 apprentices employed across 12 different disciplines. Apprenticeships run for two years and are located at the ROH's Covent Garden or Thurrock sites. The Costume department position will be the first apprenticeship to take place in the new Costume Centre at High House Production Park.
'You don't need to know a lot about ballet or opera, you just need to be enthusiastic and ready to learn', says Costume Performance Support and Footwear apprentice Sophie O’Connor. 'I really love being a part of all the different productions, there is a great energy and working here is really enjoyable.'
The closing date for applications is 8am on Monday 13 June. Please note, applicants must be 18 years old or over. See full details of our apprenticeship scheme and how to apply.
Apprenticeships at the Royal Opera House are generously supported by the Derek Butler Trust, the Ashley Family Foundation and the Gordon Foundation.