Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced their search for 15 apprentices to join the team as they gear up for the City of Culture year.
It is an exciting opportunity for residents in Coventry and Warwickshire to get involved with various roles as part of the team that will deliver the 2021 programme.
The apprenticeship roles are split across the different departments that make up the Coventry City of Culture Trust team, with positions in event production, marketing and communications, ticketing, fundraising, evaluation and finance all up for grabs.
There are 15 level 3 apprenticeship positions on offer for Coventry and Warwickshire residents at the beginning of, or looking to change, their career.
Each apprentice will be given training within their specific role, while working towards the appropriate apprenticeship standard and any accompanying accreditation with the support of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College.
The college has sites in Nuneaton and north Warwickshire.
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Martin Sutherland, chief executive of the Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “We’ve made some major announcements over recent weeks and this is one that I am extremely excited about.
“These apprenticeships will offer 15 people from Coventry and Warwickshire the opportunity to work on a once-in-a-lifetime event.”
As reported in the CoventryLive newsletter, the team are now preparing for the celebrations to start in May 2021.
The 18-month positions are offered at 30 hours per week with apprentices earning a national living wage salary, and it is hoped they will equip those who taken on the role to further their careers in the area once 2021 celebrations finish.
Mr Sutherland added: “Through training provided by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, and by working alongside incredibly skilled members of our team, the 15 apprentices will gain unique experience and essential skills to kickstart their careers after Coventry’s year in the spotlight.”
Navjot Johal, training manager for the Trust, said: “Many people don’t know about the huge range of roles available on a project like City of Culture, so this is a great chance for people starting their careers, or considering a career change, to play a key role in the Trust’s activities for the next few years, regardless of their experience.”
Sara Whybrew, director of police and development at Creative and Cultural Skills, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Coventry City of Culture Trust to build new apprenticeship opportunities into its plans.
“We have been championing the importance and value of apprenticeships for over a decade, so we know that these new roles are going to have a really positive impact on the apprentices themselves, the Trust, and Coventry more broadly.”
You can find out about all the available roles and sign up for an info session scheduled for Thursday, September 10, at coventry2021.co.uk/apprentices