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Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship

Application deadline: July 18th 2019

The Company and Role Summary

White Light is one of the UK’s premier company in the areas of lighting, video, sound hire and installations.  Our apprenticeships give candidates the opportunity to be the potential future experts in these areas.  Our programme enables participants to become highly trained individuals with practical experience gained in all aspects of the entertainment industry; lighting, sound & video.  We won the 2011 and 2019 apprentice employer of the year award for our apprenticeship programme with CC Skills


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • To assist with the preparation, repair and maintenance of lighting sound and video equipment for hire and sales contracts.
  • Loading and unloading of trucks and the checking in of equipment. This gives our apprentices the grounding in our equipment and its’ maintenance and use- vital to a technical role in our industry.
  • In the first six months you will be working in all the warehouse departments on rotation to gain an understanding of the equipment, its maintenance and use.
  • Depending on your increasing ability you will gradually work and attend onsite events with our Events and Servicing departments or streamline into a specific technical department.
  • You will have the opportunity work on live events and attend a work placement to ensure you cover a full range of work in setting up, operating and striking live events.
  • Daily contact would be to the Supervisors/Managers in the Warehouse departments you are attached to.

Reality Check

How do I learn?

This Level 3 “Creative Venue Technician” apprenticeship is a mixture of on the job training and 20% off the job training which has to be completed during the apprenticeship. You will be given study time however you must also have the commitment to achieve and record the required evidence of work; written, visual and digital. Together with the college we deliver specific training courses to achieve the necessary base skills and certification that is recognized and required in the industry. Our training provider is the National College of Creative Industries.


What is expected of me?

Passing the apprenticeship is based on an end point assessment- like an intensive interview and a practical assessment.


Personal behaviours required;

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Relating to others and working as a member of a team.
  • Enthusiastic, willing and flexible approach
  • Maintain WL confidentiality at all times
  • To carry out your duties/responsibilities in a manner that reflects the Core Values of White Light at all times


Full details on the framework and the apprenticeship contents can be found;


What is the pay?

As of April 2019, White Light pay the National Minimum Wage, relative to your age;

18-20 - £6.15 per hour, we do not pay the 16-17 rate. (£12,792 per year/£246 per week))

21-24 - £7.70 per hour (£16,016 per year/£308 per week) 25 plus £8.21 (£17,077 per year/

Sorry, graduates who have completed a degree are not to apply as we are unable to access the relevant government funding.


How do I apply?

Opening Date; Friday 7th June 2019

Closing Date; Thursday 18th July 2019


Recruitment/Interview Day;

Tuesday 6th August 2019 (TBC) – if selected you must be available for this day, all day!


Expected start date;

Tuesday 27th August 2019- we would prefer that all successful candidates can start employment together.


Please supply us with short CV and application summary which MUST include;

1. Full Name and Address

2. Your Education History and all your exam results and qualifications (or predicted results)

3. Any other relevant experience and your hobbies and interests

4. A statement about why you want to work at White Light and why you are interested in the industry

5. The answer to these three questions;

  • Which area of our work are you most interested in? It can be more than one if you are interested in more or unsure where to specialise at the moment.
  • Tell us one thing you have done that will help demonstrate your interest in our work. It could be something at school, amateur dramatics, casual venue work, helping with a friend’s band, etc.
  • When would you be able to start the apprenticeship if offered a place? Please be realistic and remember - if we want you; we will wait for you to be able to start.


Apply via email to;

White Light

Wimbledon SW19 3WL

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