Live event rigger apprenticeship

Live event rigger apprenticeship

Live event riggers ensure that the infrastructure for the scenic, lighting, sound and audiovisual elements of a live event are installed safely, in accordance with technical plans which they are able to read and interpret.

They assemble modular structural components as well as lifting these elements into place and attaching additional equipment.

On a Live Event Rigger apprenticeship you will work under the direction of a rigging supervisor. You will learn to work from plans and follow methods to plan and safely install the rigging. You will liaise with clients, venue managers, consultant riggers and structural engineers. By the end of your apprenticeship you will know how to use and inspect rigging equipment, particularly lifting equipment, structural systems and essential ancillary equipment.

You will be working in a fast-paced and environment and will need to show that you can think logically and work safely, even when you are under pressure, working as part of a team, to meet client deadlines.

Your working environment will vary and could include exhibitions, conferences, concerts, sporting events and other related environments. You will almost certainly have to work at both indoor and outdoor events in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions. You might have to work unsociable hours, and will need to ensure that you get adequate rest periods.


Level 3 (Advanced)

Starting salary:

Not available

Job role:

Live event rigger

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