Apprentice takes centre stage

Janine Lukas, the business administration apprentice at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, pictured with Annette Wray, her trainer from YH Training. Janine came from Germany to be with her fiance in Scarborough. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122360b 08/06/12
Janine Lukas, the business administration apprentice at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, pictured with Annette Wray, her trainer from YH Training. Janine came from Germany to be with her fiance in Scarborough. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122360b 08/06/12
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The curtain is being rolled up on apprenticeships at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The theatre has recently taken on a business administration apprentice, with the help of Scarborough-baed YH Training Services.

As a result of the appointment the Stephen Joseph can now apply for a specific grant for funding apprenticeships.

The business administration role has been taken on by Janine Lukas, who provides administrative support to all departments within the theatre as well as being the first point of contact for all enquiries and visitors.

She said: “From the very start everyone has been unbelievably friendly and supportive. What I really love about working at the SJT is the community spirit.

“There are always a lot of new people to meet which is interesting. We always have new shows coming up and I like to have a sneak peek into rehearsals which is very exciting. I feel proud to be part of the SJT.

“I would like to thank the SJT for taking me on; I really do appreciate this opportunity.”

Katie Abley, business development advisor at YH Training added: “Janine has started her Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship, which will take between 12 to 15 months to complete. In that time Janine will receive on-the-job training and support as well as completing her Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills and Business Administration Technical Certificate.

“The apprenticeship grant which SJT are looking to access is designed to help businesses with the wages of an apprentice, and is aimed at offering small to medium businesses that extra support.”