Kick-start your career in the music industry through the BRITs Apprentice Scheme

Various host companies

Job title:

Kick-start your career in the music industry through the BRITs Apprentice Scheme

Employer Name:

Various host companies

Vacancy Location:

Host companies are based in London, Leicester, Norwich and Wales.

About the Apprenticeship :

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme will give ten young people from England and Wales a unique, high quality, paid opportunity to work at a top independent record label or music company, learn about the recorded music industry, receive practical ‘hands-on’ experience, develop relevant skills and make key contacts.

Candidates can apply for more than one apprenticeship.  However, you must submit a separate application for each role.

Click here to download an application form. CVs will not be accepted and will automatically be rejected. 

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

A list of the companies and job descriptions can be viewed below:


A&G Songs |

Apprenticeship: Creative Sync and Administration
A&G Songs Ltd, established over 10 years ago, is based at Tileyard studios and is a multi-faceted modern, forward-thinking music company. Its organisation includes award-winning sync agency A&GSync, its publishing and records arms A&G Songs and A&G Records and its new 2017 venture A&G Brands.


Believe Distribution

Apprenticeship: Marketing and Promotions Assistant

Believe offers smart distribution and marketing services for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 400 employees globally with 32 offices around the world.


Horus Music |

Apprenticeship: Marketing Apprentice

Horus Music is a global music distribution and label services company. Established in 2006, we’re a hardworking team that offers every artist a simple and affordable solution for getting their music in front of wider audiences. We keep things simple and provide as many opportunities as possible so that our artists can earn an income from their music.


INgrooves Music Group |

Apprenticeship: Sales Strategy Apprentice

INgrooves offers a full suite of distribution, marketing and technology services to help independent labels and content owners manage their music, with delivery to more than 600 destinations in over 200 territories worldwide. Access best-in-class, tailored label services.  The Group also provides artist and label services and a rights management service.


Key Production Group |

Apprenticeship: Digital Marketing Assistant

For over quarter of a century, customers have chosen Key Production for Vinyl Pressing, CD Replication, DVD Manufacturing and Special Packaging. Our exceptional knowledge, experience and project management skills combine to achieve unrivaled results. Consistently successful projects inspire lasting professional relationships with major labels and independent artists alike.


Kudos Records |

Apprenticeship: Digital Marketing Apprentice

Kudos Records is an independent music distribution company established in 1992 and based in Kentish Town, London. We provide physical and digital distribution services to a hand-picked selection of quality, independent record labels.


[PIAS] |

Apprenticeship: Reception and Office Admin Apprentice

[PIAS] champions and supports the best independent music in the world across our unrivaled international network. Established in 1982, we operate 16 global offices – all leveraging local relationships to influence local gatekeepers.


Punch Records |

Apprenticeship: Events and Festival Apprentice

PUNCH is a national music development company that was founded in the heart of Birmingham. Since 2002 our mission has been to transform lives through music. How do we do this? PUNCH commissions talented artists produce fresh new work and engage with emerging audiences and artists.


SupaPass |

Apprenticeship: General Administration Assistant

SupaPass is the streaming app that offers any artist or labels their own dedicated subscription streaming service and lets them earn up to 100% net revenue from the fans’ subscriptions.


Wyastone / Nimbus Records |

Apprenticeship: Digital Sales & Marketing Apprentice

Wyastone is the home of NIMBUS RECORDS, and also the manufacturing and global distribution partner for ten other labels presenting classical, world, jazz, and popular music. You can search each label individually, listen to mp3 samples and shop for all of them on this site.

Weekly Wage:

London based vacancies – £18,000 a year

Vacancies outside London – £15,000 a year

Working Week:

Monday – Friday.  Please refer to individual job descriptions for specific working hours.

Future prospects description:

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship and evaluation by the company’s supervisors, the successful candidate may be offered a job at the end of the Apprenticeship.  At the very least, candidates will have built up invaluable work experience.

Employer description:

There are 10 host companies as referenced above. Please refer to the job descriptions for further details on each employer.

Employer website:

Skills required:

Each apprenticeship has its own specific skill requirements. However, all applicants must demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills must be IT literate, organisational and time management skills.

Personal Qualities:

In addition to any specific requirement in the job descriptions, all applicants must be able to demonstrate a passion for building a career in the music industry.

Qualifications Required:

All candidates must have as a minimum GCSE Maths and English at grades A-C. Please refer to individual job descriptions for further requirements.

Important Other information:

The deadline for all applications is the 17th November 2017. Applications received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.  You must complete an application form, which you can download hereCVs are not accepted and will automatically be rejected.

Candidates shortlisted for apprenticeships based in London will be required to attend a pre-screening interview on 30th November. We encourage everyone to keep this date free.

For candidates shortlisted for regional vacancies, you will be required to partake in a video interview (e.g. Skype or Facetime) on either of the following dates: 27th, 28th, or 29th November.

Please refer to each job description for the final interview dates.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Reality Check:

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide feedback on any applications.

If you have not heard from us by the week 4th December, please deem your application unsuccessful.

About the training:

Depending on the apprenticeship opportunity you apply for, you will be working towards a Level 4 in Business and Professional Administration or, Level 3 in Digital Marketing qualification.

Specific Questions:

For every apprenticeship, when making an application, each job descriptions has 2 vacancy questions you will be required to answer.

Application closes:
17th November 2017

*Due to the high volume of interest we have in many of our vacancies it is not always possible to respond to every application.