Nottingham Craft Academy

Are you a creative young person aged 16-24 looking for a direct route into the industry?

Apply for an Apprenticeship with the Nottingham Craft Academy!

What is the Nottingham Craft Academy?

We’ve hand selected the area’s most exciting craft and creative businesses to take part in this special new programme.

Each one will be taking on at least one Apprentice to support them in their work, which means you’ll spend every day learning directly from the experts.

The creative industries are notoriously hard to break into, so this will be an amazing opportunity for you if you’re looking for a creative career.

Where could I work?

Each of our partners has a unique place within the area’s creative industry. The practitioners you’ll be working alongside all have years' of experience and are looking forward to welcoming the next generation of creatives into their business.

The Bead Shop
Campbell Design and Engineering

Katie Almond Ceramics
Helen West Jeweller
Helen Shere

You’ll find profiles of all our creatives businesses under the ‘Partners’ tab. Each partner listed above who has a live vacancy has a link to more information and how to apply.

What will my Apprenticeship involve?

As an Apprentice you’ll be:

  • Learning practically within your role
  • Completing tasks and assignments
  • Developing technical knowledge and skills

It’s a great combination of theory and practical which will make you very attractive to future employers. Crucially, you’ll be learning from people who have set up their own creative businesses, so you’ll be getting a valuable first hand insight into what it takes to make it as a creative practitioner. 

Am I eligible?

These opportunities are open to young people aged 16-24, who have completed their GCSEs and possibly A Levels. The Apprenticeship qualification is a Level 3 qualification which means those applying will need their current qualifications to be at either Level 2 (GCSE) or Level 3 (A Level).

Is there a cost?

Training is free to people aged 16-24 who meet the conditions outlined above.

What can I earn?

A great benefit of being an Apprentice is being able to earn while you learn - the current rate for these roles is from £99 a week.

How do I apply?

You can apply for a role through New College Nottingham. Use the links from the partners’ names above to navigate to the application page. You can apply for as many roles as you like.

Our Supporters

This Apprenticeship programme has been made possible through funding from the Creative Employment Programme, delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills and funded by Arts Council England. 



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