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Apprenticeship to offer behind the scenes glimpse at Bromley's Churchill Theatre

PUBLISHED: 10:33 27 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:33 27 June 2013

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Get behind the scenes at Bromley's Churchill Theatre as owners Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) open the doors for one lucky apprentice this September.

The UK’s largest theatre owner will pilot a technical apprenticeship programme for the first time, offering the chance to work across four theatres in Woking, Richmond, Wimbledon and the theatre in Bromley High Street.

Backed by Arts Council England Lottery funding, the programme has been developed with North Hertfordshire College, White Light Ltd and the Association of British Theatre Technicians, offering access to world class equipment and techniques not available in colleges or universities.

From September to August next year, the four chosen apprentices will gain the EDI Level 2 Certificate in Technical Theatre Support.

John Young, head of technical services for ATG, said: “We need to address a growing skills gap in the technical sector of our industry, with new recruits possessing the right skills.

“There can be no better way of developing dedicated technical staff at entry level than by creating a learning culture – passing on the essential skills we require as an employer.”

For more information, visit atgtickets.com/news.

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