Level 3 Creative Industries Production Technician (CVT) - Sadler’s Wells Trust Ltd

Find out more and apply for our Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship

Salary: £27,352
Location: London, EC1R 4TN
Duration: 21 Months

Support the preparation and running of shows and events, ensuring that technical requirements are always met in a safe and professional manner and at a high standard. By the end of your apprenticeship, you will possess a broad range of technical skills and knowledge across all areas, enabling you to go onto further study or work.

Level 3 Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship

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Sadler’s Wells Theatre are offering two Level 3 Apprenticeships in Technical Theatre: Sound, Light and Stage.

About the Apprenticeship

  • You will work across both venues, gaining experience in sound, lighting, and stagecraft.
  • No prior experience or qualifications are required.
  • The apprenticeship lasts up to 24 months.
  • You will earn a Level 3 qualification in Technical Theatre and gain industry certifications like the ABTT Bronze Award and Auto-CAD.
  • Practical training will be combined with classroom learning.


  • Assist with preparing and running shows and events.
  • Set up and operate sound and lighting equipment.
  • Work backstage during performances.
  • Assist with rigging and scenery installation.
  • Help maintain technical equipment.
  • Participate in training programs.
  • Complete health and safety training.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment.


  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in a professional theatre setting.
  • Earn a recognised qualification.
  • Develop a broad range of technical skills.
  • Prepare for a career in technical theatre.

Important Information:

  • Two apprenticeship positions are available: one at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and one at Roundhouse.
  • Both apprentices will be required to work across both venues throughout the program.
  • While venue preferences can be submitted during application, successful candidates cannot be guaranteed their preferred location.
  • This apprenticeship is a demanding, professional environment requiring full focus and effort to complete the Level 3 qualification (evidence-based, relying on work experience for unit completion). Strong time management and workload management skills are essential.
  • Travel expenses between venues are not covered.
  • Successful candidates will be required to work with young people at Roundhouse and will undergo an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check.

To apply you need:

Please submit a CV and a covering letter.


  • Must achieve a minimum of Level 2 in Maths and English (support can be provided).
  • Must have the right to work in the UK.
  • Availability to start the apprenticeship in September 2024.
  • Ability to travel to Sadler’s Wells and Roundhouse for work.

Essential Skills:

  • Flexibility: Ability to work a flexible shift pattern, including evenings and weekends.
  • Stress Management: Ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Problem-Solving: Self-motivated with strong initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work safely in a team, respecting colleagues and their safety.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills with good written and verbal English.
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in computer use for research and assignments.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop good working relationships with a variety of people.

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Passion for the Arts: Passionate about the arts and the performing arts industry.
  • Attention to Detail: Possesses a strong eye for detail.
  • Hands-on Learning: Enjoys working practically and learning through hands-on experiences.
  • Career Aspiration: Has a desire to develop a career in technical theatre.
  • Continuous Learning: Willing to complete a Level 3 qualification in Technical Theatre.
  • Positive Attitude: Committed, positive, and reliable individual.
  • Open-mindedness and Empathy: Demonstrates an open mindset, deep curiosity about others, and actively listens with empathy.
  • Inclusivity: Committed to fostering an inclusive and anti-racist culture within the organization.
  • Values Alignment: Aligns with Sadler’s Wells’ values, mission, vision, and objectives.
  • Learning & Development: Determined and eager to learn and develop new skills.
  • Live Performance Enthusiasm: Enthusiastic about live theatre, music, and performance in general.

Sadler’s Wells: The Dance House for London

Mission: Reflect and respond to the world through dance.


  • Produce, commission, and present a year-round program of UK and international dance works.
  • Showcase a wide range of dance styles, including tango, hip hop, ballet, flamenco, Bollywood, and cutting-edge contemporary dance.
  • Welcome all audiences.
  • Produce and tour Sadler’s Wells’ own productions.


  • Sadler’s Wells Theatre (1,500 seats)
  • Lilian Baylis Studio (180 seats)
  • Peacock Theatre (1,000 seats)
  • Sadler’s Wells East (opening 2023, 550 seats) – located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, east London. This venue will include facilities for a choreographic center and a hip hop theatre academy.


  • Explores and celebrates dance in all its forms.
  • Over half a million people visit their London theatres annually, with many more attending national and international touring productions or exploring their digital platforms.
  • Creates and shares more new dance work than any other dance organisation in the world.

Support for Artists:

  • Provide opportunities for artists to develop their practice.
  • Encourage innovative ideas and collaborations.
  • Present world-class work.

Community Engagement:

  • Invite people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to participate in events and workshops.