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Fantastic opportunities as Royal Opera seek apprentices

FIXED-term contract from September 2013, full-time Based at Covent Garden or the High House Production Park in Purfleet, Essex

The Royal Opera House produces some of the best opera and ballet in the world. Our employees who work behind the scenes are as important to our opera and ballet productions as those who perform on stage.

As part of our innovative scheme to provide apprenticeships across our back-stage departments and with the generous support of the Derek Butler Trust, we are pleased to offer apprenticeships in the following areas, to commence in September 2013:

Armoury  Collections  Costume and Footwear  Education Tours and Events  Scenic Carpentry  Stage Engineering  Technical Theatre (x2)

As well as learning on the job from some of the best skilled people in the industry, our apprentices study towards a formal qualification (minimum Level 2 NVQ) related to their specialism. They will receive ongoing support from their college tutor, departmental line manager and the Apprenticeships Team. Each apprentice will last for two years, with the exception of Stage Engineering, which will be for 3 years.

Apprentices will be paid 2.5% above the National Minimum Wage relevant to their age, and college fees will be paid by the Royal Opera House.

While previous experience is not essential, applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven interest in their chosen specialism, the ability to work within a team, a helpful and flexible approach and be self-motivated to acquire new skills and knowledge.

Complete an apprenticeship at the Royal Opera House and you will be extremely employable in your apprenticeship discipline.

Full job descriptions for each apprenticeship and details of how to apply are available on our website or from the Personnel Department on 020 7212 9303. Please note that all applicants must be 18 years old or over at 2 September 2013 and have work authorization for the UK.

Closing date for applications: 10.00am, 3 June 2013. Interviews will take place between 10 June and 5 July 2013.

The Royal Opera House is an equal opportunities employer and is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the workplace. This includes minorities and disabled people.


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