The BRIT Awards have launched a new initiative to get talented young music fans working within the industry.
The BRITs Apprentice Scheme, devised by record labels association the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) will give 10 people from England and Wales the chance to kickstar their career in music, giving them first-hand experience in either a record label or music company.
The scheme will be open to individuals aged 18 and over, with apprenticeships startin in January 2018, lasting 14 months. Successful applicants will receive specialist training in digital marketing or business admin, plus will also gain experience working at The BRIT Awards.
Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards stated: "Everyone connects the BRIT Awards with the best of British music and with dynamic young talent, so it’s right that, through its charitable arm The BRIT Trust, the BRITs brand should demonstrate the value of music by giving music fans with exciting potential a major opportunity to get into the industry they love.
"These apprenticeships are like golden tickets and will open up a range of opportunities for ten talented individuals who are passionate about working at a record label or in a music company.”
Music companies taking part in the scheme are based in London, Birmingham, Norwich, Leicester and Wales and range from record labels to streaming services and vinyl distributors.
If you're interested in getting your foot in the door, applications are open now and will close on November 17. For more details, visit The BRIT Trust website here.