Get paid, engage creatively with all departments of an arts venue, and earn a recognised qualification.

Cambridge Junction delivers an innovative Creative Apprenticeship programme in partnership with National College of Creative Industries.

Creative Apprenticeships offer a non-graduate entry route to working in the creative and cultural sector. Cambridge Junction will provide a suitable learning space here at the venue, in order to complete your Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship Qualification. As an apprentice you will be working alongside industry professionals, in a working arts venue, giving you the relevant skills you need to become a highly skilled and outstanding arts employee.

We employ 3 Venue Operations Apprentices and 1 Technical Apprentice each year, starting in October. The apprenticeship takes 12 – 18 months to complete. To apply for the technical apprenticeship, you must be between the ages of 16 – 24 and to apply for the operations apprenticeship you must be between the ages of 18 – 24. Due to this apprenticeship being a non-graduate entry route into the arts industry, you cannot apply if you have already obtained a degree.

Each year our team of apprentices also have the opportunity to devise, implement and manage their own one-day cross arts festival called Junkyard. For this they gain knowledge and an understanding of all of the different departments that make up an arts venue. They then use this knowledge to plan, programme, market and deliver the festival, which adds a lot of value to the apprentices learning.



The deadline for applications are 5pm on Wednesday 5th September 2018

For more information please email

Case Study from Daisy Botha, Operations Apprentice who completed the apprenticeship in 2015:

‘I particularly loved Duty Managing events as no two events were the same, you got to meet lots of new people and you got to witness first-hand the enjoyment the events brought to the audience. However one of my main highlights and weirdest moments was when I was asked to Stage Manage a show by performance artist Kim Noble... which involved having to get an actual live horse on and off stage safely!

I’ve just left my full time job as a Business Support Officer at a venue in Gloucestershire to pursue my own Events Company running Vegan Markets across the country. The first vegan fair I ran was in Stroud back in January 2018 and featured over 40 traders across 3 spaces in the venue. The fair exceeded all expectations and had over 1500 people come through the doors across the day resulting in many traders selling out of their products. I’m also working freelance providing event management and artist liaison at festivals and large scale events as well as helping businesses with digital marketing consultancy.’