The RSC runs technical apprenticeship schemes in Automation, Sound, Scenery Construction, and Prop Making. We try and recruit individuals that haven’t taken the university route to enable more candidates from under-represented backgrounds to apply. We ask for them to have an interest in one of our technical areas rather than any formal qualification.
Recruitment is done via an assessment centre so we can see a range of skills that the candidates have, rather than just an ability to answer questions.
The apprenticeship schemes range from 18 months to 4 years and during the time that the apprentices are with us they are given the widest possible experience of theatre. This means that they are able to shadow other RSC technical departments and have a placement to another creative organisation. They are also able to take advantage of internal and external training provided by the RSC.
Initiative by: Royal Shakespeare Company