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Joe Barbe now works at Atlantic Records as an A/R Assistant.

Joe Barbe, Columbia Records apprentice

Music-loving Joe started out as an apprentice at Columbia Records. He discusses what he learned and gives his thoughts on apprenticeships.


(Image: interns, apprentices, graduate actors and placements at West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Beth Knight, fundraising and development apprentice

Beth is fundraising and development apprentice for West Yorkshire Playhouse. She discusses the skills she's picked up from the role and provides tips for working in theatre.


Emma Morsi, digital marketing apprentice

Emma joined Saffron Records, an all-female record label, as their digital marketing apprentice and helped them grow their website traffic and social media engagement. She now works for them as a freelance design consultant and also produces her own digital arts, fashion and music magazine. In 2017, she was awarded Apprentice of the Year at the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards.


Building audiences in craft

Julia Rowntree and Duncan Hooson run Clayground Collective, an organisation which inspires people to dig for clay and create crafts. After winning a Craft Skills Award, they were able to fund their future work.


Tony Morrison, promoter and producer

Tony works as a promoter, producer and project manager. He offers five tips for succeeding at his job.


Angharad Lee, Freelance Director Creative Agent

Angharad Lee, Freelance Director, Creative Agent with Arts Council Wales, Artistic Director of Leeway Productions and Lecturer at Trinity St David.


Lindsey Breaks works with exhibition objects and ensures that the right artefacts get to the right place on time.

Lindsey Breaks, international exhibitions

International museum loans are important for making money for the heritage industry. Lindsey Breaks explains the work that goes into organising international exhibitions and how she got started.


Harriet Vine (left) and Rosie Wolfendon (right) set up Tatty Devine together after meeting at art college.

Harriet Vine, Tatty Devine artistic director

Harriet co-founded Tatty Devine, now an acclaimed handmade fashion jewellery brand. Their laser-cut plastic collections have featured in a number of high fashion magazines and London Fashion Week.


Mona Kastell, costume designer

Costume designer Mona Kastell specialises in costume for street arts and circus companies.


Andrew Cochrane, programme coordinator for Shape

Andrew Cochrane is an artist and the programme coordinator for disability-led arts organisation Shape. He discusses his career journey and gives some pointers for getting into art.


Bob Christer, workshop organiser

Bob Christer designs and runs workshops with educational theatre company Speakeasy. He believes the key to getting into theatre is volunteering.


Bernard Horrocks works with different types of Intellectual Property and applies this to the creative work at the National Portrait Gallery.

Bernard Horrocks, IP Manager

Bernard manages the broad field of Intellectual Property at the National Portrait Gallery. He shares the importance of protecting the collections and his advice on entering in this career.


Steve recommends working with a local band as a way to gain production experience.

Steve Levine, record producer

Steve started out as a trainee tape operator in 1975. He went on to become an award-winning producer, working with the likes of the Beach Boys and Culture Club. He talks about his journey in production.


Alison Jardine, painter

Born in Yorkshire, Alison now lives and works in Dallas, Texas making paintings with unusual media such as cement. She explains her career journey and offers tips on becoming a visual artist.


Leigh Johnstone, artistic director

As artistic director of Fluid Motion Theatre Company, Leigh Johnstone makes sure the theatre the company creates reflects its aims.


Amy Bonsall, assistant director

Amy Bonsall studied for a postgraduate degree in theatre directing. She now freelances in the profession.


Ceurywn Humphreys, live events apprentice

Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.


Steven Wilkins, production carpenter

Steven "Wilky" Wilkins started out as a technician and now freelances in production carpentry. He has both a forklift truck licence and a diploma in stage make-up.


Martin Delaney, actor

Actor Martin Delaney's career began in theatre in the West End. Since then, he has appeared in TV shows like 'The Promise' and in films like 'Amar, Akbar and Tony'. He shares how he got started.


A career as a boat builder

Alan Staley has dedicated his working life to building and repairing boats. He talks about taking the helm of his own business, Alan Staley Boatbuilders, and reflects on the impact of winning a Craft Skills Award.


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