Cue Media Ltd

Events and Operations Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Cue Media Ltd (Employer)

The West Midlands Creative Alliance Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,750.00
37.5 hours per week Mon to Fri, 9.00am to 5.00pm with weekend and evening work
15 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Creative venue technician (apprenticeship standard)
25 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Cue Media are looking for a Events technician who is looking to get their career started within the live events sector. Learning how to set up and deliver events on light, sound and stage.


What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a technician role and perfect for someone who loves technology, loves to be part of a slick technical team.

  • Assist in maintaining the quality of all equipment being checked in/out, using InspHire and following the relevant procedures.
  • You will be expected to drive to venues across Birmingham and the UK using the company vans to (assist) in the set up and dismantling of basic AV equipment.
  • Liaising with clients while onsite to give them full support with our installed equipment.
  • Maintain a good relationship with venues and customers and ensure our core values are upheld. 

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

Creative Venue Technician

Apprentices learn the skills they need on the job with the guidance of a development coach who is an expert from industry. You’ll finish your apprenticeship with a recognised qualification, valuable industry experience, money, and substantial opportunities for promotion.

Summative Portfolio

You will be expected to deliver projects throughout the apprenticeship. Each project would involve research, knowledge and may be submitted in writing, a presentation or professional discussion.

Seminars and Qualifications:

All CVT apprentices are enrolled onto a vendor qualification called the ABTT Bronze award. This will come with training sessions – covering the following:

Training Session 1 – Manual Handling & Health and Safety at Work Act Develop an understanding of manual handling, injuries and the UK theatre code of conduct.

Training Session 2 – Electrical Fundamentals To develop an understanding of basic electricity

Training Session 3 – Knots & Splicing Develop a basic understanding into knots commonly used in theatre

Training Session 4 – Fundamentals of Flying An introduction to manual flying systems within the theatre

Training Session 5 – Safe Use of Temporary Access Equipment Understanding safe handling of Access Equipment and covering relevant terminology

Training Session 6 – Revision session on ABTT Exam ABTT mock questions and covering what has previously been learnt in preparation for the exam

For a full overview of the CVT standard please click on the following link:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking to grow our team and after the apprenticeship a full time role is potentially available for the right candidate.

Reality Check

You will be given on-going training on how to install, operate, dismantle equipment and keep the equipment maintained, whilst working in a safe and responsible manner as well as additional soft skills training. You are expected to and will be encouraged to develop your own skills both academically and technically.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
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