What were you doing before you were an apprentice?
Before I was an apprentice, I was completing my A-Levels at Sixth Form. I was studying towards an ICT and Health and Social care qualification, but decided that ICT was the route for me because it was the subject I truly enjoyed doing. Although what I learnt at school is slightly different to my job role now, there are skills that are still relevant, such as using Microsoft Office programs and troubleshooting.
What was the interview process like?
The interview process was smooth and simple. In my case, I found a training provider first for which I had to go through a short assessment. This involved showing skills like team work and communication skills. Once I was successful in this assessment, I was matched with employers, one of which was the NT. The interview process for the NT began with a tour of the building, then an interview. I was given some questions to have a think about and perhaps prepare for before my interview, which were asked along with some other questions.
What is the best thing about being an apprentice with the National Theatre?
The theatre environment is an amazing place to work. You meet a wide variety of admirable people who are great at what they do. Being around such friendly and helpful people every day makes my job such a joy to do. I have learnt so much about what goes on behind the scenes at a theatre, and it’s more than I ever expected.