Theatr Clwyd is proud to welcome two Technical Apprentices in 2016, opportunities for training and qualifications made possible with the support of Flintshire Communities First.
Over the course of a year our apprentices will train and develop skills in technical theatre production, including sound, lighting and stage management. Based at Theatr Clwyd, the 17 year olds will also have the opportunity to work for several weeks at other venues in Wales to broaden their practical experience.
The apprentices will work towards a Level 3 Certificate in Technical Theatre: Sound, Light and Stage. The Creative Apprenticeship Scheme is also supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and administered by the Wales Millennium Centre.
A note from our Technical Apprentices…
“James and I have been helping out in many different areas. I worked on de-rigging the AHT stage for shows such as ‘Much ado about nothing’ and during my time PAT Testing, I was able to help clean and inspect the equipment ready to be tested and was taught how to use the PAT testing machine.”
“I am loving this opportunity. I have learnt a lot of new skills like how to wire different types of plugs and sockets, how all the different lanterns work and I have also been taught how to use access equipment properly and safely as well as safe methods of working and rigging. Some of which I probably wouldn’t learn if I was still in school.”