We offer apprenticeships at the NEC Group

In addition to providing clear career paths for our existing staff, we offer a number of exciting opportunities for young people to work as apprentices across the NEC Group.

Since 2013, we have recruited a large number of apprentices within our award-winning catering business Amadeus. We have also developed additional programmes across our Rigging and Technical departments.

Becoming an apprentice within the NEC Group is a fantastic way to gain transferrable skills and to work with - and learn from - some of the most talented people in our exciting live events industry.

Commis Chef Apprentice

If you have a passion for food and people - we can do the rest! We can offer YOU the opportunity to work with and be mentored by our award-winning Chefs and their culinary teams. We are different, we are innovative and we have MADE the difference. Please visit for more information.

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Hospitality Team Member Apprentice

The apprenticeship will give you hands on and practical experience combined with theory. You will work toward a hospitality team member apprentice standard and a permanent position in a multi award winning business. If you have a passion for food and people - we can do the rest!

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I.T Service Desk Apprentice

This role will sit within the I.T Service Desk Team who provide a first point of contact for all NEC Group staff who have IT requests or issues. The team take ownership of IT tickets raised on the desk and see them through to a satisfactory conclusion.

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Electrical Apprentice The Nec Group

This is a new and exciting opportunity never offered before by the Arenas team at the NEC group, within a unique industry. Delivering electrical services to major events in two large arenas.

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Trailblazers: Live Events Rigging Apprenticeship

The Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme is a Government initiative designed to help support three million new apprentices by 2020.  

There are currently 59 standards approved across a variety of business sectors under the initiative, including the first ever apprenticeship in Live Events Rigging.

The Live Events Rigging Apprenticeship has been developed in conjunction with the NEC Group Rigging Department and Learning & Development Team.  

Together with 12 other leading industry employers, the apprenticeship  will provide young people with a structured and measured pathway for those who choose a career in rigging.