Work Experience

Work Experience

We are currently accepting applications for placements taking place from September 2022 onwards.

What will I do on a placement?

Through our programme, you will be given a tailored experience depending on where your skills and interest lie. We will biuld a week-long schedule based around the following departments:

  • Programming
  • Administration
  • Marketing
  • Customer Experience
  • Hospitality
  • Creative Learning
  • Health and Safety
  • Technical Theatre (Stage Management, Lighting, Sound)

Person Specification

  • Enthusiasm for theatre and the arts
  • Friendly and welcoming attitude and an eagerness to learn
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent punctuality
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Studying a course which links to the theatre (Theatre, Arts & Entertainment, Travel & Tourism, Business)
Please note: our work experience offering has always been oversubscribed, so only those with courses or interests whish are linked directly to the arts and entertainment industry will be considered for interview.

Priority will be given to students from the London Borough of Hillingdon.

How long is the work experience placement?

Placements last for a maximum of one week only; this is because demand is so high and we are limited for spaces.

How do I apply?

Send in your CV and a detailed cover letter to Charlotte Young (she/her) – cyoung@becktheatre.org.uk

If you would like to submit your application in a different format, we would be happy to accommodate this. For example, this might be in the form of an audio recording or a short video rather than a written CV and cover letter.

In your cover letter, please explain why you would like to take part in our work experience programme, and how this will support your course or future career.

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview so we can learn a bit more about you and discuss what you plan to achieve through our work experience programme. Please also advise us of any special requirements needed to enable you to thrive in an interview should you be shortlisted.

If there are specific dates in which you need to complete your work experience, please also indicate these in your application email.