City of Culture launch search for 15 apprentices

The Level 3 apprenticeships range from marketing and communication to event production and even finance.

Young people at Take The Square event in Coventry

Photo by Toyin Dawudu.

The Coventry City of Culture Trust has launched a search for 15 apprentices to join their team to deliver a joyful, celebratory and impactful City of Culture year.

The apprenticeship roles are split across the different departments that make up the City of Culture team, with positions within event production, marketing and communications, ticketing, fundraising, evaluation and finance.

The Level 3 apprenticeship positions on offer are 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 standard and any accreditations with the support of the Trust’s chosen training provider, North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College.

All of the 18-month positions are offered at 30 hours per week with apprentices earning a national living wage salary.

Martin Sutherland, chief executive of the Coventry City of Culture Trust, commented: “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.

“The 15 apprentices will gain unique experience and essential skills to kickstart their careers after Coventry’s year in the spotlight.”

The apprenticeship roles are split across the different teams that make up the Coventry City of Culture Trust, including:

  • Two finance apprenticeships
  • One team development business administration apprentice
  • One marketing apprentice
  • One communications apprentice
  • One fundraising apprentice
  • One monitoring & evaluation apprentice
  • One ticketing apprentice
  • Four creative programme/producer apprentices
  • Three production apprentices.

Navjot Johal, training manager at 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.”

You can find out more about the available roles and sign up for an information session scheduled on 10 September at coventry2021.co.uk/apprentices.