Traineeships – The Factory Academy

Are you aged 19–24?

Do you live in Manchester?

Do you love music, theatre, dance or art?

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at a major arts venue?


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 October 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.


If you are…

– Aged 19+, from Manchester and unemployed

– Not qualified above Level 3 / A-level or equivalent

– Available for an eight-week traineeship from November

– Interested in creativity and music

– Proud of Manchester

– Able to communicate well with people

– Eager to learn new skills and start your career in the creative industries

– Positive, motivated and cooperative

– Respectful of people from all backgrounds

… We want to meet you!


To be in with a chance of a Traineeship, you must attend an Open Day on  Tuesday 22 October 2019.

To register, please call The Factory Academy on 0161 247 8094


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