A Chichester theatre are offering a number of new arts apprenticeships, with the subjects ranging from HR and admin, to lighting and sound.

The Chichester Festival Theatre are looking for a number of apprenticeships for young people aged between 18 and 24, to gain professional and practical experience.

Kathy Bourne, the Theatre’s Associate Producer, said: “Education is central to our work and these Apprenticeships offer five enthusiastic young people the opportunity to develop all kinds of skills.

“At the end of the programme they will leave us with the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in theatre or the wider working world’

Roles are available in the HR and administration, building services, learning education and participation, lighting and sound and technical theatre and stage teams.

The deadline for applications is on Monday July 20, with interviews taking place later that week.

The apprenticeship also includes a professional qualification, earned through assessment and a day release to Chichester College.

Nathanael Penhallow, who began his two year Lighting and Sound Apprenticeship in January 2014, said: “I have really enjoyed the apprenticeship so far and it has been great working in a busy theatre and also on big shows.

“It has been great fun working in a varied theatre as every show is different and throws up new challenge.

“It has been very beneficial to my training and my career as before this had the basic training  from college but I need to work on those skills.

“Training on the job is the best way for me as I am very much a hands on learner.”

The apprenticeship scheme is supported by the Sussex Training Group and Maurice Marshall Trust.

The Chichester Festival Theatre has launched a number of opportunities for apprenticeships in the arts. For more information, or to apply, click here.