53 Creative people in total for


JD Hawksley, audio visual technician

JD, from Manchester, has worked as a technician since he was 21. He has no formal tech qualifications but has built up a wealth of experience.


Bev Paskell, technician

Bev started out helping in an orchestra pit and got hooked on the technical side of music. She's now a full time technician.


A six month internship led to a full-time job for Francasa

Francasa O’Connor, Trainee Artist Manager with Champion Sound Music Management

Francasa knew that entering the close-knit Northern Irish music industry was going to be a challenge, but her internship with Champion Sound Music Management gave her the perfect entry into the industry. We spoke to her about her role.


Dan Howson, Event Producer & Youth Worker

Dan Howson, event producer

After finding it difficult to access information about careers in event production, Dan set up a company to help future generations.


Ed Cooper, electrician

Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.


Jack Homer, technical arts student

As a student at South Essex College, Jack developed a passion for technical development and helping his fellow students. He is a shining example of how much a young person can achieve if supported and empowered and in 2016 was the winner of the Creative Choices Award.


Peter Moody, voice coach

While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.


Scott Treeby, live events apprentice

Scott Treeby discusses being a live events apprentice at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.


Gabrielle Giffard, office and front of house

Gabrielle works as the office manager and front of house coordinator at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, with the company Live Nation. She explains her role and how she got into the live music sector with a venue apprenticeship.


Jonathan Roberts, technical manager

Jonathan started out in performance but worked his way up into a technical career. He has worked for festivals, the 2012 Olympic Games and live events venues.


Chris Clarke, head of lighting

Chris studied lighting design. Now he makes sure the light shines favourably on West End musical Billy Elliot.


Matt Wolliscraft, promoter

As a promoter, Matt plans out the route a music tour will take. The moment when the band finally takes the stage is his favourite part.


Kid Circus, DJ and producer

Kid starting singing in a vocal group with a couple of friends and is now an established DJ and promoter.


Hannah Dilworth, education producer

Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there as an admin assistant.


Toby Hinson, singing coach and performer

After getting a part in Grease, Toby launched a long career in musical theatre. He now teaches singing and still performs with a band.


Mike Roberts, pyrotechnician

Mike Roberts went from disillusioned science teacher to pyrotechnician by starting up his own company.


Holly Haste, creative apprentice

Holly Haste works as an apprentice for Neon Street where she runs events, oversees projects and researches new musical talent. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves day-to-day, while her employer outlined his experiences of taking on an apprentice.


Neil Butler, artistic director

Neil Butler set up Brighton's famous, and sadly now closed, Zap Club. The former drama teacher specialises in running outdoor festivals and events.


Create Gloucestershire has recruited 13 apprentices and interns so far through the Creative Employment Programme.

Apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network

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.


Angharad Lee, Freelance Director Creative Agent

Angharad Lee, Freelance Director, Creative Agent with Arts Council Wales, Artistic Director of Leeway Productions and Lecturer at Trinity St David.


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