The Corps of Army Music is offering an opportunity for young people, 16 to 18 years old to receive a musical apprenticeship at the Army Foundation College Harrogate.
This Junior Entry Apprenticeship is split into two phases; the first phase lasts six months at Harrogate and commences each September. Here students will receive military training to become a Junior Soldier as well as some musical training. In addition to the military training undertaken, students work towards Level 2 Maths, English and ICT and a BTEC Level 3 in Public Services.
On completion students will move to the Royal Military School of Music for the second phase. Here they will undertake 12 months musical training to prepare them for a career as a professional musician in the British Army before moving to one of the Bands in the Corps of Army Music.
Once students have completed the apprenticeship they could have the opportunity to enrol with the London College of Music on the BA Hons or BMus Course gaining a degree as they work.
As the students learn they receive a salary at the same time and the rates are as follows:
Phase 1 AFC Harrogate: £14,784.00 (6 months)
Phase 2 Royal Military School of Music: £18,306.00 (12 months)
The auditions for new applicants will be held at the Royal Military School of Music Twickenham, in February/March 2017 for the course starting in September 2017.
If you have any questions or want to find out more email CAMUSHQ-Recruiting@mod.uk