Suffolk Artlink

Paid apprenticeships and internships for young people who are unemployed and want to work in a creative team.

·         Do you want to earn while you learn in a creative work place?

·         Are you interested in working with artists and developing creative activities for communities?

·         Do you want the chance to develop a career in the arts?

Suffolk County Council has joined up with a wide range of employers in the creative sector to create 47 internships and 33 apprenticeships. All these opportunities will be advertised over the next year.  We currently have a great range of internships available in:

·         Marketing  –  in Bury St Edmunds at the Theatre Royal and Smiths Row and in Ipswich at Eastern Enterprise Hub.

·         Arts Administration – in Ipswich at Gecko Theatre, in Halesworth at New Cut Arts Centre and at The Poetry Trust, in Sudbury at Gainsborough’s House and near Stowmarket with Arts Consultants and with Mid Suffolk District Council.

·         Event and music management  – in Stowmarket at The John Peel Centre and in Ipswich at Neon Street.

·         Print Making or Museum management – in Sudbury at Gainsborough’s House.

·         Creative Learning – in Ipswich at the New Wolsey Theatre.

·         Running a café – in Halesworth, at New Cut Arts Centre.

Each internship is a fixed, six month contract, for 30 hrs per week at national minimum wage for age.  All applicants need to be aged between 18 and 24 years old and be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.   The majority of posts are exclusively offered to young people who have been claiming job seekers allowance for at least 26 weeks at the date of interview.

For further information and application details please contact your local Job Centre Plus Advisor or visit  For general enquiries please contact Alistair on 01986 873955 or email

The deadlines for applications start on 17th January 2014.

Suffolk Artlink

Unit 13/14, Malt Store Annex, The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY


Telephone: 01986 873955