As part of our Youth Music funded programme in children and young people’s healthcare settings, we have one more apprenticeship to offer in 2024.

Our successful applicant will work alongside the Wishing Well team in Chalkhill Hospital for 10 weeks, receiving additional support and training before and after the project. This is a paid opportunity to gain experience working with children and young people and to acquire skills which are transferable to all aspects of a music-based portfolio career.

Criteria for applicants.  You would need:
  • Experience or training in musical leadership in community settings
  • To be registered as self-employed (we can help you with this if needed)
  • A keen interest in bringing your music into acute healthcare settings in a way that prioritises inclusion and respect for participants
  • Great communication and listening skills, and enthusiasm for developing a reflective way of working
  • To be available for a 10-week placement at Chalkhill Hospital in Haywards Health (mid-Sussex), from 4-6pm on Tuesdays.  Dates can be agreed with the successful applicant.


Chalk Hill is an in-patient hospital in Haywards Heath (mid-Sussex), caring for children and young people aged 12-18 who are experiencing emotional difficulties, mental health problems and eating disorders.  Our apprentice will support our resident musician with one-to-one and small group sessions involving multi-instrumental work, composition, songwriting and production.

How to Get Involved
The deadline to submit your interest is 11th April 2024.  All you need to do is send us an email telling us who you are and what your musical experience is.  To register your interest in the programme, please email [email protected]

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!