Work Experience – Year 10-13

We work with secondary schools and colleges across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside to offer 2-week work experience placements to GCSE students, and 30-90 hour placements to BTEC and A Level Music and Music Technology students.

Placements work as a central part of the Brighter Sound team to help coordinate, organise and support the delivery of our music projects and creative marketing campaigns. They also have the opportunity to work towards a Bronze Arts Award qualification, learning new skills in the arts, sharing skills with others, reviewing live music events and finding out more about the artists that inspire them.

While we can take up to three placements at any one time, we advise students to contact us to check availability.

Professional Work Placements – Universities and Music Colleges

We offer longer term professional work placements to music students at The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). Placements range from 3 months full time as part of a professional practice module, to 30 hour placements spread out over the course of a semester.

Long-term placement roles include working within the Programmes and Marketing teams, research-based work, assisting on projects, trainee music facilitation, and project management. Shorter placements are project-based (subject to availability), and focused on music facilitation.

Students must apply through their university and college and attend an interview at Brighter Sound. We can offer 3-month placements to three students a year.

Paid Placements – Trailblaze scheme

We are currently part of the Trailblaze scheme in partnership with Curious Minds and Manchester Metropolitan University, offering one paid 12-week placement each year to an arts/humanities graduate or Masters student.

Work Experience and Volunteering outside of school, college and university

Placements are available throughout the year, subject to project and staff availability. Potential learners are asked to send an up-to-date CV, expression of interest and availability to Lucy Wallace ( who will be in touch with more information.

Brighter Sound’s Music Practitioners and Facilitators

Our network of professional practitioners, facilitators and artists are essential to the work we do, and we have a history of providing opportunities, support and training to people with a range of experience, with whom we work closely to inform and deliver our projects.

We’re always looking for new talent and experienced facilitators to join our team, and we run an annual traineeship programme for emerging practitioners.

If you are interested in working as a Brighter Sound practitioner, please send an up-to-date CV and expression of interest to Lucy Wallace ( who will be in touch with more information.

Brighter Sound Office Team

There are currently no vacancies.

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