Cambridge Arts Theatre is thrilled to welcome 33 young people for summer Work Experience placements, the largest number of cohorts to date, as they hope to compensate for the missed opportunities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Arts Theatre’s well-established Work Experience programme offers participants aged 14-18 the opportunity to explore all aspects of work in a performing arts venue, from Programming to Finance and Box Office to Technical. For many students it is their first experience of a sector contributing an estimated £10.8 billion to the UK economy and acts as a gateway to further volunteering and training.
Research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected young people’s career prospects and threatens to have a prolonged negative economic impact on them as a result. As a result, Cambridge Arts Theatre is keen to welcome more Work Experience students than ever before to compensate for the missed opportunities of 2020.
Dave Murphy, Chief Executive at Cambridge Arts Theatre says: “Young people are at the heart of our mission to inspire a lifelong love of the performing arts. This year, it is more important than ever that we welcome school aged students to the Theatre and help them to understand the variety of careers that are possible within the performing arts.”
Susie, a 14 year-old student and participant in this year’s programme says: “I would like to pursue a career in the performing arts and I applied to undertake Work Experience at Cambridge Arts Theatre because I want to learn more about the industry.”
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