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Scenic Metalwork Apprentice

£17,076 per year

Application deadline: June 3rd 2019

Are you practical and enjoy making things? Do you have some experience of metalwork? Are you interested in engineering? Are you good at problem-solving? Do you enjoy being part of a team? Are you ready to learn new skills? Then a career as a scenic metalworker could be for you.…

The ROH stages over 500 performances a year and our backstage teams are some of the best theatre craftspeople in the world. We want to give everyone the opportunity to get involved in this creative, exciting and growing industry and we think apprenticeships are great way to get started. An apprenticeship gives you the practical skills and knowledge that will underpin your professional development and access to a network of people who can guide and support you during your career.

What our apprentices say:

“I found the fact that I was able to learn and achieve a qualification whilst being paid was very useful. Also being able to learn on-site experience is extremely important. I feel it's more than just the qualification.”

This year we will offer a Scenic Metalwork Apprenticeship on a fixed-term contract for 3 years (September 2019 – August 2022), full-time (40 hours per week) based at our workshops in Purfleet, Essex. This will include study for a Level 3 Multi-positional Welder Apprenticeship Standard.

Will I be paid?

Yes! £17,076 per year, which is £328.40 per week before tax, rising 2.5% after successfully completing the first year. College fees will also be paid by the ROH.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be 18 years old or over on 3rd September 2019,
  • You must not have completed a university degree or equivalent level qualification in the UK or elsewhere,
  • You must have work authorisation for the UK,
  • You must have a Grade C (Grade 4) in GCSE Maths, English and a science.

How to apply:

Go to our website, where you can read more about the apprenticeship scheme and apply online.  If you have any questions or need any help contact the Human Resources Department:

Closing date for applications:   8.00am, Monday 3rd June 2019

Interviews (in Purfleet):             Tuesday 18th June 2019

Royal Opera House

Purfleet, Essex RM19 1AS

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