Application tips and FAQs

Answers to questions about finding, applying and starting your dream job at the RSC and tips about how to apply.

  • What work experience opportunities are there at the RSC?

  • What kind of job opportunities do you have at the RSC?

  • I'm thinking about a career in theatre. Where should I start?

  • How can I apply for a job at the RSC?

  • Can you hold my CV on file for any current or future vacancies?

  • When will you let me know the outcome of my application?

  • Do you offer work placements?

  • Do you offer Apprenticeships?

  • Do you provide feedback for applications?

  • I’m not currently eligible to work in the UK - can I still apply for roles?

  • What is your recruitment process?

  • I want to be an actor – how can I do this?

Application Tips

We receive a lot of applications, so how do you make yours stand out from the rest? Like this: 

  • Read the job or placement description thoroughly, identify your relevant skills, experience and competencies. Think of examples you can draw upon to demonstrate these. 
  • Be concise and ensure your information has an impact. 
  • Keep it simple and clear – you can always elaborate at the interview. 
  • Read the application questions carefully – take time to think about each question and add your personality to your answer. 
  • Don't have any unexplained gaps on your application. If you have had a career break or have been travelling, let us know. 
  • Academic and professional qualifications should flow in a logical order. 
  • Tell us why the placement is relevant for you – what do you hope to achieve by completing it? 
  • Check your application before submitting. Check spelling and get a friend or family member to read through if it helps.

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