Traineeships – The Factory Academy

Manchester is building The Factory, a new venue for creativity and the arts, in the heart of the city. The Factory will present bold new work by the world’s most exciting artists – and it will also be home to The Factory Academy, which will help people from all backgrounds to start new careers in the creative industries.


The Factory Academy, working with a range of Manchester venues, has launched an exciting opportunity to learn new skills through Traineeships and Creative Venue Technician (CVT) Apprenticeships.

Our eight-week Traineeships begin in November 2019, and include both training and a three-week work placement. After your Traineeship, there is the possibility of becoming a CVT Apprentice, for which you would be given a two-year contract to work in a creative venue such as a theatre or arts centre from January 2020.

As a CVT Apprentice, you will play an active part in the technical operation of the venue – working on such elements as lighting, audio and scene changes, and using a variety of tools to make, install and maintain scenery and other equipment.

The applications for the CVT Apprentices are now live and can be found here: – Royal Exchange – Home – The Lowry

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