BRITs unveils music biz apprentice scheme

music industry apprenticeship

Fancy a job in the music industry? Talented youngsters are being offered the chance to kickstart their careers through a new BRIT Awards apprenticeship.

Ten ‘golden tickets’ will be awarded to the most promising applicants from England and Wales, grating them a paid opportunity to work at a top independent record label or music company.

The scheme will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the recorded music industry, receive practical hands on experience, develop relevant skills and make key contacts.

They will also receive specialist training in either business administration or digital marketing, and have the chance to work at the BRIT Awards.

The apprenticeship is open to individuals aged 18 and over and will start in January 2018, lasting for 14 months until the end of February 2019.

The deadline for applications is 17 November. For full details see the BRIT Trust website here.

There will be six places for candidates in London and four outside, covering Wales, Birmingham, Norwich and Leicester.

In London the salary will be £18,000 and outside it will be £15,000 to reflect lower living costs.

The BRIT Trust will fund two thirds of each salary – leaving the participating companies to cover the remaining third.

Ten music companies drawn from across the independent community – ranging from record labels and digital distributors to vinyl and CD manufacturers and streaming app services – have signed up to take on an apprentice.

Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the BPI and BRIT Awards, said: ‘Everyone connects the BRIT Awards with the best of British music and with dynamic young talent, so it’s right that, through its charitable arm The BRIT Trust, the BRITs brand should demonstrate the value of music by giving music fans with exciting potential a major opportunity to get into the industry they love.

‘These apprenticeships are like golden tickets and will open up a range of opportunities for ten talented individuals who are passionate about working at a record label or in a music company.’