Steven Hughes, Metalwork Foreman, and Tommy Judd, Scenic Metalworker Apprentice © ROH/Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2015
Steven Hughes, Metalwork Foreman, and Tommy Judd, Scenic Metalworker Apprentice © ROH/Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2015

Apprenticeships - FAQs

What apprenticeships do you offer?

We offer different apprenticeships each year. These will not be confirmed until we start advertising them in May. All our apprenticeships are backstage, whether in technical and production areas or administrative areas like finance and IT. We don’t offer any design-based apprenticeships.

Can I apply?

To be able to apply for any of our apprenticeships you need to meet the following essential requirements:

  • You must be aged 18 years or over on the start date
  • You must have authorisation to work in the UK.
  • You must not have a degree (or equivalent) level qualification

When do I apply?

Our apprenticeships usually start at the beginning of September each year. We generally recruit during May and June for these opportunities. If you would like to sign up for an e-mail alert to let you know that apprenticeships are open for application, please follow this link.

Will I be paid?

You will be paid the National Living Wage for those who are 25+ in your first year (even if you are under 25), rising by 2.5% in your second year. You will be entitled to all National Minimum Wage rises.

Will the ROH pay for my travel?

No. You will be expected to pay for your travel to work and college from your wage.

Do I need specific qualifications to apply?

Generally, no. Each apprenticeship has a job description which outlines the skills and interests we are looking for. There are a few apprenticeships which we offer which will have minimum GCSE requirements. This will be explained in the relevant job description.

Do I have to go to college?

All apprenticeships involve working towards an apprenticeship standard or qualification. Each apprentice will be enrolled with a college or learning provider. By law an apprentice must spend 20% of their employed hours undertaking off-the-job training.

Are the apprenticeships full time?

Yes. You will be contracted for 40 or 48 hours a week (including college time) depending on the apprenticeship. Most of the apprenticeships last 2 years with a few lasting 3 years.

Do you provide accommodation?

Unfortunately, there is no offer of accommodation with the apprenticeship scheme. Apprentices are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.