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Amy Backwell, industry liaison intern

Amy is the industry liaison intern for the Animation Subject Area at Arts University Bournemouth. Her employers have said that it’s difficult to see a category where she has not made an impact! For her hard work, Amy was awarded Intern of the Year at the 2017 Creative & Cultural Skills Awards.


Sarah Holden, graphic design assistant

After graduating with a degree in illustration, Sarah Holden decided to focus more on design. She now works as a graphic design assistant and also a print maker, putting on collaborative exhibitions. She explained her role and how to get into design.


Simon designs book covers, comic layouts, and other print media.

Simon Parr, graphic designer

Simon is Head of Design on the comic 2000AD and at Rebellion Publishing, who also publish sci-fi/horror fiction.


Rachael Garrett, Preventive Conservation Intern

Rachael Garrett, Preventive Conservation Intern

What does an internship in preventative conservation look like? We heard from Rachael Garrett who was employed through the Northern Ireland Creative Employment with the National Trust.


Oliver Quinn, arts technician

Oliver is an electrician by training, but his love of theatre led him to a career at The Crescent Arts Centre. Oliver takes care of sound, lighting and sets for a broad range of the centre’s clients.


Stevie Cape, Designer at Terry de Havilland

Stevie started designing for Terry de Havilland at university and has been part of the company ever since. She's involved in every aspect of shoe design, from initial research to fit testing.


Interesting and cultural objects capture the imagination of children and adults, and help to make learning fun. Image: The Horniman Museum,

Zoe Carmichael, community learning

Community Learning Officer, Zoe Carmichael, plans community programmes for families and young people at the Horniman Museum. She gives three ways to help you get involved in community learning.


Simone Gayle, community arts apprentice

What does a community arts apprentice do? We heard from apprentices employed through the Creative Employment Programme, starting with Simone Gayle from The Albany in London.


“I wake up in the morning wanting to go to work and I know that so many people my age are not enjoying what they do.

Working in creative internships and apprenticeships

DanceEast, based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, is part of the Suffolk County Council Creative Employment Programme consortium. We met up with two apprentices and a marketing officer – who started as a paid intern – to talk about their experiences in the workplace so far.


Holly Barradell, development manager

Holly is in charge of developing drama and drama teaching at Trinity College London.


Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile visited The Backstage Centre in Purfleet to help them learn best practice from other countries.

Technical production trainees in South Africa

Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.


Natalie's jewellery practice specialises in setting precious stones.

Natalie Harris, designer and gem setter

An opportunity to work with a jeweller who specialised in precious stones helped Natalie build up the skills she had always wanted to learn. She is now a self-employed jeweller and gem specialist.


Hanna Slattne, dramaturg

Hanna is a dramaturg at Tinderbox Theatre Company in Northern Ireland. She makes sure the various elements of a show communicate the director and designers' vision effectively.


Peter Moody, voice coach

While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.


A six month internship led to a full-time job for Francasa

Francasa O’Connor, Trainee Artist Manager with Champion Sound Music Management

Francasa knew that entering the close-knit Northern Irish music industry was going to be a challenge, but her internship with Champion Sound Music Management gave her the perfect entry into the industry. We spoke to her about her role.


Some of Shakespeare's theatres are unknown to the public, but Peter Sillitoe uncovers the details about these mysterious locations. Image: P

Peter Sillitoe, researcher

Peter Sillitoe is the Research Associate for the Shalt Project (Shakespearean London Theatres). He explains how he got into research and the path he chose.


Marissa Anthony, business admin apprentice

With her college graduation approaching, Marissa saw the perfect opportunity to start applying for apprenticeships. She explains how she landed a role through the Creative Employment Programme and how being an apprentice has helped her become more passionate about the future.


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.


Hannah Dilworth, education producer

Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there as an admin assistant.


Toby Hinson, singing coach and performer

After getting a part in Grease, Toby launched a long career in musical theatre. He now teaches singing and still performs with a band.


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