Young People

Creative Employment Programme participants are placed in an incredible variety of venues including theatres, galleries, museums, arts trusts and in a variety of roles from Artistic, Administration, Marketing, Production to Catering. Meet some of the interns and apprentices, find out where they work and what they’re up to.

ApprenticeDan Lee, working in Events at South Tyneside Council

“I began my apprenticeship in supporting live events and promotion at South Tyneside Council at the start of July. I had spent almost a year scavenging for work opportunities with little luck. Years of education, four years at two different colleges and it seemed like I’d achieved very little. I could have moved on to university, but I knew people who had taken this path and they were at the same place as I was. It seemed like another few years of education with a bill at the end of it.
When I got the apprenticeship I was over the moon, and I started the beginning of summer. We had public music gigs throughout the summer, and I found myself suddenly meeting people, seeing tangible outcomes of my work, but most of all I was waking up with a purpose each morning.”

InternTamykha Patterson, Technical Theatre Apprentice at Ambassador Theatres Group.

Tamykha talks about her experience representing THIS IS IT! at the Creative & Cultural Skills 2014 annual conference.
“Attending the CCSkills Annual Conference was an amazing experience. It was a breath of fresh air to listen to the speakers and see their passion towards apprenticeships, paid internships and traineeships. On the day, designer Wayne Hemingway said “do something that makes you happy” and that’s exactly what I am doing in my role as Technical Theatre Apprentice.”