As part of our Youth Music funded programme in children and young people’s healthcare settings, we’re excited to offer places on our Apprenticeship Programme throughout 2024.

Successful applicants will work alongside the Wishing Well team in one of our partner hospitals for 10 weeks, receiving additional support and training before and after their project. This is a paid opportunity to gain experience working with children, young people and families in acute healthcare and to acquire skills which are transferable to all aspects of a music-based portfolio career.

Criteria for Apprentices
  • Have some experience/training in musical leadership in community settings.
  • This is a paid opportunity so you need to be registered as self-employed and have public liability insurance in place (we can help you with both of those things if needed).
  • A keen interest in bringing your music into acute healthcare settings, using your skills to support the wellbeing of the hospital community through connection, empowerment and expression.
  • A good communicator and be keen to develope a “reflective” practice.
  • To be available for a 10-week placement at one of our 2 partner hospitals in Haywards Health (mid-Sussex) or Brighton. (sessions are 2 hours long on a set day each week).

Placements

Chalk Hill, an in-patient CAMHs (child and adolescent mental health) ward in Haywards Heath (mid-Sussex), supporting our resident musician with one-to-one and small group sessions involving multi-instrumental work, composition, songwriting and production.

The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton. Bedside music-making in children’s critical care and medical wards. Appropriate children’s repertoire and confidence with singing and percussion are essential.

How to Get Involved
This is a rolling programme throughout 2023/24. To register your interest in the programme, please email [email protected]

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!