Following its launch in January 2018, the BPI’s BRITs Apprentice Scheme is back for a third round to offer further exciting opportunities to young people looking to develop a career in the music industry.
The BRITs Apprentice Scheme gives up to 10 individuals from diverse backgrounds who are looking to start out in the music business a high quality, paid opportunity to fast-track their careers. The 15-month long scheme, which is run for the BPI by recruitment and training specialists DiVA, at the same time provides mainly small and medium sized independent music companies with a highly cost-effective means to recruit and train the additional staffing resource they need.
The Scheme is open to anyone aged 18 and over, with applications for this third cohort expected to open in the summer, with a view to apprentices starting in November 2021. Typical openings suited to an apprentice role include positions in marketing, administration, digital media, business affairs, licensing and A&R.
Applications are now invited from music companies from across the industry to become host companies. For the first time, the BPI have extended eligibility to include non-BPI members. Download an application form here and return to [email protected] no later than 5pm on 4th May 2021 to apply to be a host company. An FAQ document can be found here with more information for those looking to apply to become a host company.
Apprenticeships are an important way to help bring in new and diverse talent into the industry and are in line with the Government’s commitment to education, skills and training.
Candidates can apply for more than one apprenticeship. However, they must submit a separate application for each role. Applications for candidates will next open in Summer 2021.