Exploring apprenticeships with Manchester Museum

Creative & Cultural Skills has been involved in apprenticeships since 2008, when we first supported the development of the creative apprenticeship frameworks for the industry. Since then we’ve seen thousands of apprentices start in the sector, supporting young people to pursue an alternative route into employment in our world leading industry.

We first met Barinur Rashid, Secondary science and post 16 Learning Coordinator when he took part in the Discover! Creative Careers panel discussion in March 2020 and then again in our online event, Changing history: Diversifying the museum workforce in November 2021. At both events he shared brilliant insight and advice about developing an accessible apprenticeship programme with and for young people.

We decided to visit Barinur and meet one of the apprentices he line manages,  Maya Chowdhury, Cultural Learning & Participation Officer Apprentice, to find out more about their apprenticeship programme and hear directly from Maya on her experience as an apprentice within the cultural heritage sector.

Find out more about how we can support the creative and cultural sector to consider and explore apprenticeships as an alternative entry route into the industry through our Fair Access Sector Support programme and via our FAQs. 

Find out more about Manchester Museum. 

In the film below, Barinur Rashid shares his experience of launching an apprenticeship programme and the steps they took to ensure it reached a wide and diverse group of young candidates:

Films and imagery created by Victor Frankowski, Hello Content.