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Hannah Dilworth, education producer

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


Deptford John, guitar technician and lecturer

Deptford John has been a guitar technician for over 30 years, looking after bands' gear and instruments and teaching others how to run a tour.


Paul Crockford, artist manager

Paul Crockford has been an artist manager for over 30 years and has also organised live events for the Prince's Trust.


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.


Iconic Eye is a brand new Rock project founded by Greg Dean.

Greg Dean, musician

Greg has been playing guitar since he was 16. He shared his experiences of playing and performing in bands, up to his latest project, Iconic Eye.


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.


Brian Reilly, lighting managing director

Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.


Lynette Nixon, box office manager

Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.


Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile visited The Backstage Centre in Purfleet to help them learn best practice from other countries.

Technical production trainees in South Africa

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.


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.


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.


Music management is a tough industry and you have to be committed to your artists.

Chris Collins, band manager

Chris Collins has a long background working with artists in roles that see him travelling the world. He shares what the music industry is really like and why it's a great place to be.


Mike Roberts, pyrotechnician

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


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.


John Douglass, head of special projects

John worked at Access To Music and the Armstrong Learning Group, but now works freelance in business and education. He also runs a small label, as well as continuing with song-writing and performing.


Amy advises having a busy calendar of gigs if you want to enter the music industry.

Amy Morgan, music publisher

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.


Ceurwyn Humphreys, live events apprentice

Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.


Chris Clarke, head of lighting

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


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.


Joe Barbe now works at Atlantic Records as an A/R Assistant.

Joe Barbe, Columbia Records apprentice

Music-loving Joe started out as an apprentice at Columbia Records. He discusses what he learned and gives his thoughts on apprenticeships.


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