We have recruited two apprentices in backstage positions (one in Stage Management and the other in the Stage Department) with the hope of recruiting a third apprentice in the Wardrobe department as soon as the apprenticeship becomes live. The apprenticeships will last 18 months starting in September 2019. When recruiting for apprentices we see everyone who applies who lives locally and try to advertise on other recruitment sites such as Indeed which are not just focused on arts recruitment.
Before starting recruitment for our apprenticeships, we host a drop in at our open days so that anyone visiting the building can get more information on back stage roles and how to get into the industry. Additionally we attend the All About Theatre stall at the Big Bang Exhibition held at the NEC. The Big Bang Fair is an annual event where many employers exhibit the different ways in which you can have a career in Science and Technology to schools. We send an array of our technical staff to help on the stall and to talk the different technical careers available in the industry.
Initiative by: Birmingham Repertory Theatre