The job is – to learn!

We would like to recruit intelligent, interested, enthusiastic, hard-working people who are self-motivated and eager to learn the skills, methods and attitudes necessary to start a career as a Production Sound Engineer for shows, events and installations. This position is not intended to be a job, so much as the start of a career.

Training will be given, and hours will sometimes be long but (mostly) enjoyable. The work will initially be based at Autograph HQ, where candidates will be assigned to different departments, and expected to learn about the equipment and develop some familiarity with it, whilst also working hard and adding value to the department in question. Out-of-hours learning will be necessary to achieve this.

Progress and performance will be monitored by the Senior Production Engineer, who will carry out at least 2 performance reviews per month with the candidate.

At the discretion of the Senior Production Engineer, Apprentices will be integrated with teams of Production Engineers who are building and installing systems in order to gain experience in the actual application and use of the systems and equipment. When this happens, hours worked will be the hours worked by the team in question.

There will be a 6 month probationary period – upon completing this, apprentices are expected to commit to a minimum of 2 years in the role.
This is an opportunity to start a career in the “Autograph Family”.

If you would like a predictable job with regular hours then this is not the opportunity you are looking for – if you want to work hard and learn then you could do a lot worse.

 

Qualifications and Skills

No prior qualifications are necessary. We will be selecting candidates based on criteria including –

  • Enthusiasm for the technical aspects of sound engineering.
  • An interest in life in general and problem-solving in particular.
  • Basic familiarity with computers, spreadsheets, and GCSE-level competency in maths (with maybe a bit of physics).
  • An ability to take responsibility for their own work, engage with projects, and communicate well with others.
  • A desire to learn about how things work beyond simply being able to use them.
  • Attention to detail, and a willingness/ability to focus on technical details.
  • A full UK driving licence would be an advantage.

 

Duties

  • To commit to learning about Autograph’s equipment and processes as directed by the Senior Production Engineer, and to work flexibly towards that goal.
  • To work both under supervision and independently to gain knowledge and experience in the field of Production Sound Engineering.
  • To undertake training as directed by the Senior PSE (at Autograph’s expense).

Tagged as: engineering; sound; audio

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