Scenic Carpentry and Metalwork

Work experience placement


Technical Production - Scenic Carpentry and Metalwork

Our teams of highly-skilled carpenters and metalworkers make and refurbish the majority of the sets for the Royal Opera House and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.


Work experience placements are available in the following areas:

- Scenic Metalwork (2 weeks)

- Scenic Carpentry (2 weeks)

- Combined Scenic Carpentry and Metalwork (2 weeks total, spending a week in each area)

Please indicate your preference in your application.

You will gain an insight into our professional environments through assisting as part of the team in the workshop, making sets for opera and ballet. Tasks may include various bench/joinery skills and specific projects may be offered to reflect the needs of individuals where possible.

As noted in the FAQs, you may only undertake one placement. For Scenic Art at the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop please apply separately through the dedicated application for that area.

Start dates

To be agreed with successful applicants


2 weeks


8:00am - 4:15pm, Monday to Friday


The Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex

Minimum entry requirements

- Aged 18+

Selection criteria

- An interest in pursuing a career in carpentry/metalwork

- A basic knowledge of materials, tools and techniques

- A communicative team player

- Physically capable of undertaking the requirements of the placement

- Demonstrable workshop and machinery health and safety training

Closing date

Ongoing (apply now)

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.