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Alumna: Chanel Srisung

Alumna: Chanel Srisung


Beginning as a Development Events Apprentice in 2013, on a 20 month contract, Chanel is now a Senior Development Events Manager.    

What was the best thing about your apprenticeship?

Being able to ask questions. I’d always known that I wanted a career in event management but didn’t know how to get my foot in the door. When I started at the NT, being an apprentice meant that everyone knew I was new to this and everyone so understood of my 100 questions a day.

What was your favourite project while you were an apprentice and why?

Working on a dinner event for some high level supporters, I was tasked with curating the performances and asking all of the actors to be involved!


What are you up to now?

 I’ve been at the NT for 5 years now; my position currently is Senior Development Events Manager.

What is the best advice you can give to anyone thinking of applying for an apprenticeship? Weigh up your options, do you learn best my doing stuff? If so an apprenticeship might be the answer for you.

What is the best advice you’d give to anyone coming to the National Theatre to work?

I’ve learnt everything I know by being surrounded by the most amazing, creative and inspiring colleagues. So be open and understanding and be ready to work for the most incredible theatre in the world!