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Careers FAQs

Careers FAQs

If you have not been able to find what you were looking for regarding career opportunities at the National, take a look at our frequently asked questions:

  • Do you accept speculative applications?
    We are unable to accept speculative applications or CVs. Our current vacancies are listed on the jobs page of our website, together with job descriptions and application forms. The list is regularly updated, so please check again if we do not have a vacancy which interests you at this current time.
  • Do you accept CVs?
    We only accept applications on our standard application form, unless otherwise stated.
    Departments may occasionally accept CVs for casual work, this will be stated if it is the case.
  • Will I hear back if I haven’t been successful with my job application?
    We aim to contact all applicants once the shortlisting process for a vacancy is complete.
  • Will I be able to get feedback on my application or interview?
    In most circumstances, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback for those applicants who have not attended an interview. We will aim to provide feedback following all interviews, upon request. 
  • Can I apply for a job if I don’t live in the UK?
    ​​ We do accept applications from people outside of the UK, however all job offers are subject to proof of your right to work in the UK.​
  • Do you offer work placements or work experience?
    Details of the National Theatre’s Work Placement programme can be found on the Placements page. Placements are aimed at people based in the UK and aged 18 and over. Opportunities take place across many of the backstage areas of the theatre.  The NT does not offer placements in Acting, Directing or Set Design.
  • Do you offer work experience to under 18s?
    Unfortunately the National Theatre is unable to offer individual work experience to anyone under the age of 18. However if you are interested in getting involved with the NT, please look at our Youth Programme for 16 to 21 year olds, or you can join Entry Pass for opportunities and offers. 
  • Do you offer apprenticeships?
    Yes, we offer apprenticeships in many departments across the NT, including some of our backstage and technical areas, as well as in less obvious, more office-based departments, such as Health and Safety or IT. Apprenticeships are always advertised on our jobs page, and usually on the National Apprenticeships Service Portal. If there are no apprenticeship opportunities listed, please check back regularly.