Skip to content

Creative Employment Programme

Creative & Cultural Skills

Creative Lancashire are working with Creative & Cultural Skills Council, Curious Minds, local authorities and creative or cultural agencies across the county to create 31 opportunities for young people in the creative and arts sector.

The Creative Employment Programme supports the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for young unemployed people aged 16-24 wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector.

The programme aims to create meaningful high quality work opportunities for young employment people aged 16-24 years with a view to long term employment prospects and contribute to the long term diversification of the arts and cultural workforce by creating a wider range of routes through which young people can enter the creative sector.
It represents a change in recruitment culture to ensure those with the most potential can access work in the creative and cultuiral sector regardless of previous educational attainment

There are 31 intern or apprentice oportunities available to young people aged 16-24 years old and currentlty unemployed - see list of opportunities below:

  • Blackpool Council: Grundy Art Gallery - Apprentice
  • Blackpool Council: Arts & Heritage Assistant - Apprentice
  • Blackpool Council: Assistant Exhibitions Organiser - Intern
  • The Grand Theatre: Marketing Officer - Intern
  • The Grand Theatre: Digital Officer - Intern
  • Blackpool Coastal Housing: Arts Production - Intern
  • Blackpool Coastal Housing: Arts Marketing - Apprentice
  • Wyre Council: Theatre Assistant & Arts Support - Apprentice     
  • Wyre Council: Theatre Assistant - Apprentice
  • Burnley Leisure: Social Media Assistant - Apprentice
  • Burnley Leisure: Theatre Technician - Apprentice
  • Burnley Leisure: Creative Project Assistant - Apprentice
  • Burnley Council: Events Assistant - Intern
  • Burnley Council: Curatorial Assistant - Intern
  • They Eat Culture: Assistant Programme - Apprentice
  • They Eat Culture: Assistant Programme - Intern
  • Charles Hadcock Studios: Marketing Assistant - Intern
  • Lancashire County Council: Events and Curatorial Assistant - Apprentice
  • Ludus Dance: Project & Administration Assistant - Apprentice
  • The Dukes Theatre: Creative Learning - Apprentice
  • In Situ: Associate Artist in Residence - Intern
  • Curious Minds: Social Media - Intern
  • Burnley Youth Theatre: Drama Facilitator - Intern
  • Pendle Leisure Trust: Community Arts Project Assistant - Intern
  • Canal and River Trust: Super Slow Way Project Assistant - Intern
  • Blackburn is Open: intern
  • Ribble Valley Borough Council: Business Admin Assistant - Apprentice
  • Blackburn with Darwen: Events & Customer Service Assistant - Apprentice
  • Blackburn with Darwen: Social Media Assistant - Apprentice


Interested parties should contact Lancashire County Council Employment Support Services on or by calling 01772 537 546 for any of the opportunities under the Creative Employment Programme.

The posts are funded through the Creative Employment Programme managed by Creative and Cultural Skills with funding received for the Lottery and Arts Council England

Download 'creative_employment_programme_opportunities_08_2014_34.pdf'