Thank you for your interest in undertaking Work Experience or an Apprenticeship with Mayflower Theatre. Due to the nature of our business we receive a huge number of enquiries from students, here you will find information about the programmes we offer and how to apply. Applications for work experience in 2020 are now closed. Applications for 2021 will open on 1 June 2020 and close on 31 December 2020 see below.
For further information with regards to our work experience guidelines, please read our Work Placement Charter here.
We offer two one-week placements per year to those aged over 16. Unfortunately we cannot take students under the age of 16 due to licensing restrictions and there is no flexibility with this. We are however flexible with dates and can work around school/college holidays if needed.
Our placements are designed to be exciting, interesting and fun, you will definitely not be spending the week making tea! The week includes working in all areas of the theatre from Finance to Front of House. You may be surprised to learn that behind our beautiful theatre we have a large modern office building and we consider that working in these areas is just as important as experiencing the hard work and excellent customer service we deliver in the theatre itself, both front of house and backstage.
Participants can expect to be with us for 5 days and this will include working a Saturday matinee shift at the end of the week (time off in lieu will be given during the week). Application details are below.
Technical Theatre Placements/Shadowing
As we are a presenting house we do not produce our own shows and therefore need the permission of the visiting company to allow students to shadow or work backstage therefore it is often not practical to offer shadowing in this area. This is also the case if you are looking for make-up or costume placements as we do not generally employ our own make-up and costume staff therefore shadowing opportunities are limited. We are sometimes able to offer shadowing and work experience on our youth projects; this is open to those who are currently on or have recently completed an accredited Technical Theatre course, to express your interest please see application details below.
To apply candidates are asked to send us their CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for work experience in 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open on 1 June 2019 and close on 31 December 2019.
We have links with local universities to recruit interns for short term work and specific projects; when available, any available placements will be advertised by the universities we work with. Unfortunately we are unable to take speculative applications.
At present we have no apprenticeship vacancies. As and when we do have an apprenticeship vacancy these are advertised on the national apprenticeship hub and our own website.