Steven "Wilky" Wilkins started out as a technician and now freelances in production carpentry. He has both a forklift truck licence and a diploma in stage make-up.
Glenn Hazard, David Bath and Kate Townley are apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network, which has over 100 members from across the local arts and cultural sector. They discuss how they got started as apprentices, where they want to go next and offer some tips.
Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.
Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.
Senior director of HR for Universal Music, Morna played a key role in their groundbreaking paid internship scheme. For her outstanding commitment to passing on and developing creative skills, she was awarded the Music Skills Award 2015.
Christina has worked in arts education at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and aims to go freelance as an arts education consultant.
Amy turned her love of music into a job before she even graduated, and went on to a successful career which included working in A&R. She is now the Creative Director of a music publisher.
Simon runs Crew Class training courses, which provide training and advice to people entering the events and entertainment industry.
Graham Coatman works as a composer, musical director and pianist. He also lectures and is artistic director of a music festival.
Stage manager Josh has worked at the O2 Academy Brixton for 21 years, but his history of backstage work goes back even further. He told us about his career, from touring with Motörhead to applying farming skills to festival work, and gave 3 tips for becoming a stage manager.
After finding it difficult to access information about careers in event production, Dan set up a company to help future generations.
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