Winchester arts organisations appoint shared apprentice

5:20pm Monday 14th May 2012 in Winchester

Hannah Utley will work for Hat Fair, the Theatre Royal and Winchester City CouncilHannah Utley will work for Hat Fair, the Theatre Royal and Winchester City Council

ARTS organisations in Winchester have come together to employ a shared apprentice as part of a county wide project.

Hannah Utley, 19, will work for four months for Hat Fair Winchester, the Theatre Royal and Winchester City Council as part of the Creative Apprenticeships scheme in Hampshire.

Meanwhile she will study for one day per week for a community arts administration qualification.

Hannah said: “When I found out I had been offered the apprenticeship I couldn’t stop beaming. This role is such a fantastic opportunity for me; I have always adored the arts and drawn much inspiration from them. My particular love is of photography, having studied this at college. I am very excited at the prospect of such a varied assortment.”

Alison Woods, city council economy and arts manager, added: “Hannah’s apprenticeship will give her a mixture of on and off-the-job training while earning a salary. She will work alongside experienced staff in the three organisations to gain skills that will prove invaluable for a future career in the creative industries – and a great first step to finding long term employment.” The city council will also introduce a small grant scheme this spring to support employers and apprentices by covering basic costs such as work uniforms or travel expences.

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Paul Champion
Strategic Project Manager

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