As an organisation, we pride ourselves on our industry knowledge, personal service and high technical standards. We are also extremely passionate about developing the next generation of talent and a way in which we do this is through our annual apprenticeship scheme. Since 2011, we have overseen 35 apprenticeships. Those who have completed the course have all gone on to work in the industry, whether it’s as Production Manager, Site Technician or Account Handlers. We also won Best Apprentice Employer in 2012 along with Best Collaboration with Education Providers in 2014 with Fairfield Halls and ATG; both at the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards.
We currently have ten apprentices on the Creative Venue Technician framework and two will be joining us soon on the Business Administration framework.
We will be recruiting for our next group of technical apprentices in early summer- please visit this space in late May, early June.
Testimonials from our Technical Apprentices
“I found the on-site work really useful as it allowed me to bring the practises I’d learned into fruition. This included an event at Somerset House, the Pink Floyd exhibition at the V & A Museum along with the X-Fest.” – Chloe, Technical Apprentice
“My time in Systems was a great opportunity for me to learn more about lighting control desks and data in general. It was here I had the chance to prep the ETC Gio, Ion and Eos.” – Barry, Technical Apprentice
“I constantly take part in a lot of training; learning how to use and maintain the kit in the warehouse. It’s the hands-on experience that’s really useful as you constantly get to put what you learn into practise, especially when on actual jobs!” – Christopher, Technical Apprentice
You can find other current live apprenticeships here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
There may not always be a vacancy for the type of apprenticeship you are looking for; current standards and information about the change in apprenticeships is below, they may give you an indication of the type of apprenticeship you may wish to seek: https://findapprenticeshiptraining.sfa.bis.gov.uk/ and https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/
Other useful organisations that sometimes advertise entry level jobs and apprenticeships or give advice and plan events are: