Hear from arts council apprentices

“Overall, university would not have been the right option for me at all. I chose to take an apprenticeship because of the amount of independence which it gave me to develop my career and working skills in a safe environment without the pressure of exams.

Arts Council provided a nice healthy, close environment to aid learning without expecting me to know too much about how the business sector worked.”


The idea of an apprenticeship always made sense to me as I’m a very practical learner. I felt that having the opportunity to learn on the job would play to my strengths. Plus, the fact you get paid a decent wage whilst earning a qualification was very appealing!

I really loved the idea of working in the arts and culture sector, and the apprenticeship has opened a door for me that wouldn’t have been there otherwise.


get to know the arts council

Welcome to the Arts Council

Arts Council England

You don’t have to be an artist to work at the Arts Council. You might be interested in marketing, customer service, grant management, finance or HR.

You’ll be paid a fair wage while gaining skills, knowledge and experience to help you in your career. You’ll also have the chance to learn and develop through training, conferences and other opportunities – that’s why we’ve been awarded an Investors in People Gold award.

Please note, we are currently reviewing all listed recruitment opportunities due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be updating the Time To Apply information soon.

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