Jonathan started out in performance but worked his way up into a technical career. He has worked for festivals, the 2012 Olympic Games and live events venues.
After getting a part in Grease, Toby launched a long career in musical theatre. He now teaches singing and still performs with a band.
Mark is a freelance musical director, with both TV and stage credits on his CV. He is also a musical arranger, composer, and vocal coach.
Music-loving Joe started out as an apprentice at Columbia Records. He discusses what he learned and gives his thoughts on apprenticeships.
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.
Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there as an admin assistant.
Amy turned her love of music into a job before she even graduated, and went on to a successful career which included working in A&R. She is now the Creative Director of a music publisher.
Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.
Boomsatsuma desribes itself as ‘the community interest company that's fueling the next creative generation’. Formed in 2009, they have created 13 apprenticeships and internships with funding from the Creative Employment Programme. We met with some of their young staff to talk about how they've found it.
Greg has been playing guitar since he was 16. He shared his experiences of playing and performing in bands, up to his latest project, Iconic Eye.
Ellie found an arts apprenticeship opened new doors for her. Now she organises pyrotechnics and staging for outdoor live events.
Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.
Christina has worked in arts education at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and aims to go freelance as an arts education consultant.
While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.
Tony works as a promoter, producer and project manager. He offers five tips for succeeding at his job.
After finding it difficult to access information about careers in event production, Dan set up a company to help future generations.
Holly Haste works as an apprentice for Neon Street where she runs events, oversees projects and researches new musical talent. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves day-to-day, while her employer outlined his experiences of taking on an apprentice.
Bev started out helping in an orchestra pit and got hooked on the technical side of music. She's now a full time technician.
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.
Leroy is a musician who completed a course at London's Tech Music School. He talks about being taught by Amy Winehouse's drummer and gives advice for people who also want to get into music.
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