Audio Visual Technician Apprentice Universal Live Ltd

Universal Live are seeking a hardworking Level 5 Audio-Visual apprentice to join their team. The successful candidate will support with maintenance, installation of AV control systems and more. You will be working with structured cabling which includes pulling, terminating and testing all cable and wiring associated with audio/video cables. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Universal AV Services:

  • Rack building/pre-wire
  • Install LED Screens, Video Walls and Flat Panel Displays, Projectors
  • Installing AV Control systems, e.g. Crestron, Extron, VC
  • Install audio equipment, speakers, microphones etc.
  • Solder AV connectors, terminate shielded category cable

Universal Live:

  • Assisting our technical team on events for onsite training
  • Testing and preparing a range of technical equipment - AV / lighting / video / stage and set
  • Delivering / Collecting equipment
  • Rigging / De-rigging equipment on site
  • Loading and unloading vehicles
  • General maintenance of a wide range of technical equipment
  • Assist with the yearly company stock take and PAT testing as necessary
  • Day to Day warehouse maintenance
  • Manage all storage space and areas
  • Ensure equipment is safe and secure at all time
  • Some evening and weekend work as and when required

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 5 Audio-Visual Apprenticeship Standard
  • On and off the job training
  • Day release at Middlesbrough College (Remote)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or Above) Essential
AS Level or equivalent Any Level 3 (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

If you are looking for a technical partner with creative flair, an eye for detail and the experience to deliver, then look no further. We’ve been delivering events since the mid-nineties. Our success and reputation comes from our wealth of knowledge, expertise and client-centric focus. Delivering world-class events by working with our clients as an extension of their team, covering all aspects of technical production. We aren’t like your average technical production company, sure we provide you with top-class kit, and work with you from your initial concept through to the delivery of the event and beyond, but, we come with a whole load of added extras. Whatever you need to make your event the best of the best. We’ve got you covered!


Universal Live Ltd


Unit 8

Waters Edge Business Park

Modwen Road

M5 3EZ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Audiovisual technician

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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