Apprenticeship Resources:

Relevant Organisations:

Association of British Theatre Technicians

ABTT  Apprenticeship Network (FREE to join)

BECTU; trades union for theatre and media workers. Career and work guidance.

Creative & Cultural Skills; Sector Skills Council, developing training and employment for our sector.

Get in to Theatre; A good range of career and training information for theatre work.

Scene Change: an open, evolving, growing community, supporting ways of coming together and taking action for theatre.

TheatreCraft is the UK’s largest free careers event for anyone aged 16-30 seeking off-stage roles in theatre.

Finding an Apprenticeship Resources:

Apprenticeship opportunities in the UK are searchable here.

Apprenticeship opportunities in Scotland can be found here.

Government Guide to Apprenticeships;

Government Kickstarter Scheme explained

National College for Creative Industries; Arrange and deliver apprenticeships for theatre, live events, community arts, cultural venues.

When & how to choose your course or Apprenticeship


CV Tips Resources:

Article: 4 Steps To Take When Writing A Theatre Technician Resume

Job Hero: Stage Technician (skills to include in your CV)

Job Hero: Theatre Technician (skills to include in your CV)

Live Career: Assistant Sound Engineer Example CV

Live Career: Backstage Crew Example CV

Live Career: Set Design Assistance Example CV

Theatre Craft Jobs Glossary and CV Tips

Job Hunting Resources:

ABTT Industry Jobs Board

Backstage Theatre Jobs

Creative Access

Get into Theatre Jobs Glossary; website with job search. Free to register. Pay to apply through the site.

Theatre Forum Arts Jobs

The Stage newspaper; theatre news and jobs.

Training/ Up-skilling Resources:

ABTT  Courses

Mental Health Resources:

A list of general Mental Health Resources that the ABTT has collated can be found here.

Items discussed or provided by speakers from events can be found below:

How to Build Mental Toughness – Antifragile by Nassim Taleb

Developing a Career Strategy – Creating Your Ideal Career

Developing Resilience – Overcoming and Growing from Setbacks

Time4Change Mental Health Charter Website – you can access a directory of mental health and well-being resources 

Positive Thinking, Thought Awareness, and Rational Thinking