Ellen Johnson, Creative Apprentice
I'm currently doing a Level 2 creative apprenticeship with Culture Bridge North East in Community Arts Administration. I assist the day to day running of our organisation as well as the planning and execution of our school and cultural events. My role is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable workplace skill and experience operating in the culture and education sectors.
Before CBNE, I tried the university route however left within the first year of my course. I wanted to build my real world knowledge of the industry. I moved to Newcastle and got a hospitality job to pay the bills until I saw a job advert for creative apprentice at Culture Bridge North East, and since joining the team I haven’t looked back.
Outside of working and studying, I enjoy watching films, going to galleries and the theatre and also acting in community theatre projects. It’s a good chance to meet some thespian people like myself!