Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals and the owner of the leading theatre production company, The Really Useful Group (RUG). The Really Useful Group produces, licenses and promotes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s shows and music around the globe.
The Really Useful Group is offering TWO three month paid internship opportunities to Black, Asian or ethnically diverse talent, interested in pursuing a career in production or marketing in the theatre industry. The successful applicants will work alongside industry professionals on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s catalogue of work, including his brand new production of Cinderella, due to open in the Gillian Lynne Theatre this year.
Theatre plays a huge part in British culture and surveys continue to highlight that Black, Asian and ethnically diverse individuals are widely under-represented within the sector. At The Really Useful Group, we are dedicated to diversifying our workforce, both on and off stage. These internships form part of our broader commitment to championing a more diverse theatre industry in the future.
What we are offering
The successful applicants to our intern programme will benefit from hands-on experience working with the Marketing and Production teams at The Really Useful Group’s head office, situated in the heart of London’s theatre district. You will get unique opportunities to acquire new skills working behind the scenes on some of the world’s best-known musicals. You will be assigned a mentor throughout your internship, gain industry knowledge, get to share your learning experiences with your intern buddy, and be supported in progressing your career aspirations.
These are paid internships, with a two-week salary advance paid to you in your first week.
Working at The Really Useful Group head office
We have a staff of 40 working in our head office. It’s an exciting, creative and fast-paced environment, where two days are rarely the same. We represent all of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical works for theatre, records, music publishing, film and television and manage the licensing process for all professional, amateur and school productions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals. We are passionate about what we do.
The Marketing Team
Rarely will you work in a marketing team as varied in activity and as autonomous as within The Really Useful Group. Sitting client side is always fascinating and rewarding but working within the company of the hands-on intellectual property owner and creator is rare. You will experience decisions being made every day with global implications. The team at The Really Useful Group are not only custodians of the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, ensuring all licensees adhere to the high-quality brand guidelines we set, but we are the proactive force in growing the audience footprint throughout the territories in which we are active. We manage a host of global marketing agencies, social media agencies and PR representatives and we also run full campaigns in house. Our marketing team come from areas as varied as music, fashion and government communications, creating one of the best-in-class teams in the industry.
The Production Team
Production at The Really Useful Group is a small, dynamic, experienced team. Production oversee and ensure quality control across all of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s professional productions around the world. Every day working in production is different to the next. One day you could be working on a budget for a new production, and the next in an audition room. Production is the heart of our company, made up of lively, vibrant and hardworking colleagues.
The Ideal Candidates
We would like to hear from creative, ambitious, outgoing individuals, keen to learn what it takes to stage a West End musical. We are looking for people with good communication skills and a can-do attitude.
You will be working in a fast-paced environment, so your motivation and willingness to contribute will be key to your success. These roles will suit driven, self-starting individuals that are eager to learn and have a passion for theatre.
If you are interested in the marketing intern position, experience with social media platforms would be an advantage.
Previous theatre experience or studies are not essential, we would be happy to be your first step into the industry!
Please Note: these internships are non-performance based.
First phase of the application process
Please fill out our online application form below and submit a video telling us a bit about yourself and why this opportunity appeals to you…
- Videos should be no longer than two minutes and a minimum of one minute.
- We do not expect videos to be professionally filmed – a smartphone video is more than enough.
- Please make sure we can see and hear you clearly.
- Be as creative as you wish, but be sure to tell us about yourself and why the internship appeals to you!
Please note due to current UK government coronavirus restrictions, start dates are TBC. We want our interns to start as soon as possible in 2021 so make sure you apply now!
Participation in our Internship Programme does not guarantee any further employment with The Really Useful Group.
Successful applicants will be contacted via email in early March 2021 with information on phase two of our application process.