Working with our existing team to prepare all types of lighting, control and rigging equipment to be used onsite for concerts and events in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,896.00 to £23,051.60

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30 with 45 minutes for breaks Weekend working and out of standard working hours may be required on occasion, this will be optional and discussed and agreed on each occasion.

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Preparation of lighting, control, rigging, distribution, and cables to our high standard. Ensuring all equipment is fully functional, clean, and well presented
  • Using MA lighting control systems to test functionality of equipment
  • Provide support to crew members during pre-production, working with the crew to ensure they have the required resources needed
  • Loading/unloading of vans and trucks
  • Using dedicated hire software to track equipment through the process, accurately scan and count equipment onto jobs and back into warehouse
  • PAT testing for electrical equipment and LOLER inspections for rigging equipment
  • General warehouse duties, ensuring workspaces are kept clean and tidy
  • Adhering to company Health and Safety policy and working to Health & Safety requirements
  • Contributing to improving effectiveness in the workplace

The training you will be getting

  • Study Creative Industries Production Technician Level 3 qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • Undertake monthly training sessions online and in person
  • Alongside training, we build a portfolio of work including assessments, journals and observations
  • In-person sessions will take place at the venue

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Starting in a lighting rental company can help you move onto many areas of the industry. This industry is built on helping each other improve and succeed passing on skills and knowledge. 

Starting in the rental company will give you knowledge and an understanding of a vast amount of equipment, how it functions and how it can be used. Working with our freelance crew on pre-production will give you the knowledge of how to take a lighting plan and convert that into an actual full scale physical show. 

With all the practical experience you can work your way into any role. Onsite Lighting Technician, Rigger, Programmer/Operator, Lighting Designer. Once you gain experience within the industry you could move onto project management, site management or any other area of the live event industry. You could also have an amazing career progressing within LCR; Management Roles, CAD & WYSIWYG Designer, Project Coordinator, Account Manager. 

Any role is possible with many opportunities available to you as you progress over time within this industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 and above) Desired

Things to consider

Sometimes we may need to work outside of normal working hours and weekends at short notice as it can be quite a fast-paced industry especially over summer festival times. Some jobs can be seen as more exciting and others more mundane when working within the warehouse, but we do change roles and jobs around to help with this.

About the employer

LCR are specialists in providing lighting equipment for concert touring, live events & television. Providing a bespoke service for each of our clients, taking a concept and providing design, planning, and budgeting services. Facilitating the production with lighting, control, rigging equipment tested to the highest standards. Pre-production of shows and tours, providing skilled experienced crew for installation on site. We are not just a lighting rental company; we are a solution provider. We are a proactive team who enjoy making good friends along the way. We love what we do & always go the extra mile to provide a sleek & tailored service.




Unit C Tower Business Park

Commercial Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Creative industries production technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024