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Culture Squad scheme offers producer apprenticeships

  • Date: 15 November 2011
  • Area: London, National

The Greater London Authority is offering producer apprenticeships through the Culture Squad scheme, designed to support the London Outdoor Arts Festival 2012, a celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Five paid, year-long, NVQ Level 2 apprenticeships in Live Events are being offered to 19 to 24-year-olds in partnership with The Albany, Barbican, English National Ballet, Roundhouse and Watermans.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the initiative will be useful to those with 'raw, creative energy, drive and talent'. He added: 'London leads the world in the creative industries and to remain the best we must train up the younger generation with apprenticeships such as these.'

Arts Council England is supporting the London Outdoor Arts Festival and Culture Squad through Grants for the arts funding.

Moira Sinclair, Executive Director London, Arts Council England said: 'We know that, now more than ever, it is incredibly tough for young people to break into the creative and cultural industries. Getting experience is really important, if you are to be a credible candidate for employment, so we are happy to support Culture Squad 2012.

'It offers a wonderful opportunity to work in some of the capital's best arts organisations and to gain a qualification at the same time - and we hope that every young person who loves the arts and has dreamt of turning their passion into work will think about applying.'

Visit london.gov.uk to find out more. The closing date for applications is 12pm on 28 November 2011.

Cultural Olympiad

Find out more about the Cultural Olympiad, the arts festival designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.