Bectu announces English National Opera work placement bursary at ‘Find Your Future’ careers event

8 January 2020

Bectu will offer young people attending this year’s Find Your Future event in London the chance to secure a bursary for a work placement with English National Opera, with ambitious 16-24 year olds getting the exclusive chance to apply on the day.

In a first for the union, Bectu has partnered with English National Opera and will invite attendees to register for an application pack on the day (7thFebruary 2020). The successful applicant will take up a week’s work placement at the renowned arts venue once finishing their studies at school or college.

Bectu’s annual industry-led ‘Find Your Future’ careers event is completely free and offers young people aged between 16-24 the chance to discover trainee and apprenticeship opportunities working in film, theatre, TV and live events.

Centred around hosting big name employers in its buzzing marketplace atrium, the careers fair will also feature a series of panel discussions and speakers from across film, theatre, TV and live events, including the National Theatre, Channel 4, Rich Mix, Screen Skills, Film Fixer and DiVA Apprenticeships.

Paula Lamont, Young Worker Project Organiser, said:

“We want to support young people not pursuing higher education in achieving their career aspirations.”

“By offering this high profile event, young people get essential face to face time with employers looking for the next generation in the UK’s burgeoning creative industries across media and entertainment.”

“By introducing our first ever bursary with English National Opera this year, we hope it will inspire young people to come along, find out more and network with the fantastic roster of employers attending.”

Find out more information about the day, including a schedule of events, and book for free.

Find Your Future takes place during National Apprenticeship Week on 7th February 2020 from 10am-3pm at Westminster Kingsway College, Kings Cross Centre, 211, Grays Inn Road London, WC1X 8RA.