Live Sound Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Summary

Expected Duration: Two years
Start date: Monday 4th July 2022
End date: Friday 30th June 2024
Working Hours: 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday plus overtime
Annual Wage: £20,110 per annum
Overtime: Paid at single rate, including weekends
Benefits: Interest free travel loan
Auto enrolment pension
23 days’ holiday per annum plus 8 days’ bank holiday (pro rata in 2022)
Positions available: 4

Britannia Row Productions offers apprenticeships which will fast-track you into a professional freelance career working as live sound technician for the world’s largest and most successful live sound production company. The apprenticeship will qualify you to work on our global music tours, major sporting events, corporate events, special events and music festivals. Previous apprentices have worked on tours with Genesis, Dua Lipa, Foo Fighters, Harry Style, Pink, MTV EMA Music Awards, Two Door Cinema Club and the Brit Awards to name but a few! Live Sound Technicians are responsible for the technical preparation and set up of audio equipment at the event venue. This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge and skills to maintain, transport, set up and operate complex audio systems for events requiring live sound.

For over 45 years, Britannia Row Productions has been a dynamic world class audio rental company supplying high end audio equipment with skilled audio engineers and technicians that continues to innovate and grow. In 2017 we became part of the US based Clair Global group of companies thereby extending our global reach and client list.

What will you be doing?

On our Live Sound Apprenticeship, you will be working in our impressive warehouse stocked with state of the art audio equipment and technologies. You will work alongside highly skilled audio technicians and freelance sound engineers and learn to prepare and maintain our full range of equipment. You will rotate through our specialised departments, including Technical, Speakers and Rigging, RF and Comms, Cables and Mains & Prep and De-prep. You will become familiar with all the elements of a bespoke sound system and its preparation for use at venues. You will also learn how to professionally load and unload equipment onto trucks and assist in keeping the Warehouse safe, tidy and organised.

What training?

Apprentices will follow an intense, fast-paced 2 yearlong work & training programme. You will benefit from on- the-job training in our busy warehouse, online and classroom-based learning, as well as training at event venues. Our bespoke online learning consists of two modules; live Sound Fundamentals (LSF) and Live Sound Intermediate(LSI) managed by Britannia Row Productions Training. Our online training is available to non-Britannia Row Productions employees at a cost of £4000.00 but is included free as part of our Apprenticeship programme.

How will you benefit?

This apprenticeship offers the opportunity to work & train with the biggest and best live sound company in the world, offering hands on learning to create industry leading and innovative audio for major live events both in the UK and abroad. As such it offers a unique and accelerated pathway towards a professional live audio career working at the top end of the industry.

An apprenticeship at Britannia Row Productions is not easy. A full commitment to working hard and learning fast is required to be successful. On completion of the Apprenticeship you will be awarded a certificate which is widely recognised by the industry. Britannia Row Productions apprenticeship scheme is not national government scheme.

What are the expected career opportunities?

Successful and committed graduates of our apprenticeship scheme have moved on to become System Technicians, Stage Technicians, RF & Comms Technicians, Monitor Techs, Front of House Techs and System Engineers.

Who?

We are looking for hard working people with a passion for live sound technology. Self-motivated individuals with a positive “can-do” attitude, an engaging personality with the ability to successfully interact and communicate with others in a team. Individuals with a passion for technical work and a technical brain alongside a commitment to learning. Experience in practical hands on work is desirable.

Previous experience of working at live events is essential.

Applicants should hold a minimum of either “A” level or B-tech Level 3 qualifications in Audio Technology, Electronics, Mathematics, I.T, Physics or equivalent. A degree is desirable.

When and Where?

Our next Apprenticeship Programme will start between 4th July and 11th July 2022 and is based in our Warehouse in Twickenham, London.

How?

So if you want to train and work with extraordinary people, whose innovation and problem solving skills create crystal clear audio systems for established and emerging artists, special events, corporate and sports events then send your CV and covering letter explaining why you think you are a good fit for this opportunity.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on 22nd May 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an Assessment morning or afternoon on either Tuesday 7th or Wednesday 8th June 2022 which you must attend if you wish to progress your application.

Please send your application plus a photograph to: careers@britanniarow.com

We’re building a diverse, inclusive team

You’re welcome at Britannia Row wherever you’re from and whoever you are. We know that sometimes, people don’t apply for a job because they don’t have every single skill listed in the job’s requirements. So if you’re interested in a role here and believe you could be a good fit, we encourage you to apply.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.