Work Experience & Trainee Opportunities

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West Yorkshire Playhouse is committed to the development of learning opportunities for young people keen to develop a career in the creative industries. Thanks to funding from The Creative & Cultural Skills Council and Leeds City Council, we are able to offer a range of six-month paid internships and year-long accredited apprenticeships in back stage, production, administrative, marketing, education and community roles.  Internships are advertised through Job Centre Plus and apprenticeships though the national apprenticeship hub.

You can find our latest vacancies on our jobs pages (including internships and apprenticeships)

If you are an actor or director we have a range of schemes that may be of interest to you; you will find details in our Artist Development section.

    • Work Experience, Ages 14 – 18

      Work Experience Week: Spring 2017

      Applications are now CLOSED

      This year West Yorkshire Playhouse will host a specially created Work Experience week for young people aged 14 – 18 in Spring 2017. A cohort of up to 20 young people will be selected to participate in this week-long programme to discover more about the variety of roles and careers here at the Playhouse in a hands-on learning environment supported by key members of all departments.

      Please note: we will not be accepting school work experience placements outside of these designated dates.

      Key dates and information

      • Dates: Spring 2017
      • Length of placement: 5 days (participants must be available for the duration).
      • Location: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.


      • University Placements

        We are not currently able to accept requests for work-based placements outside of our Internship and Apprenticeships Schemes. These can be found on our work with us page here



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Spring / Summer 2018 West Yorkshire Playhouse Brochure

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