Applications open for SLX Lighting Programme


June 1, 2023

SLX has announced that applications are now open for its 2023/24 Lighting Programme. SLX’s Lighting Programme exists to nurture creativity, drive collaboration, build connections and break down the barriers that prevent new talent from entering into the industry.

Built upon SLX’s Student Bursary scheme, this programme provides hands-on training, exclusive workshops delivered by leading manufacturers and exposure to on-site client projects with industry professionals. Now in its fourth year, the Lighting Programme provides students with an even deeper understanding of the technical aspects around event lighting, production and operations.

As part of the programme, students also gain access to a like-minded community of professionals comprising this year's cohorts, and also established specialists from within the industry. With networking set as a key pillar of the programme, students will be able to take full advantage of SLX's extensive industry connections, opening doors to potential placements and freelance opportunities; thus, providing students with an even richer learning experience whilst setting the stage for long-term professional success and growth.

Led under the guidance of SLX business development manager, Ruari Cormack, and dry hire manager, Katy Lowe, students will have the opportunity to work alongside SLX's experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals, who will provide guidance and support throughout the programme and into the start of their careers.

“We are extremely delighted to announce that our 2023 Lighting Programme is open to applicants,” says Katy Lowe. “At a time where the industry is in such need for new talent, it’s vital that organisations like SLX come together to open doors for the next generation to step into the industry. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping students put practical skills to practise ahead of time so that they have the confidence to thrive in this incredible industry, and I'm proud to be a part of it.”

SLX's Lighting Programme is an opportunity for university students who are passionate about lighting to gain valuable experience and develop their skills in a supportive and collaborative environment. Open to four successful candidates, the Lighting Programme will give students access to cutting-edge equipment and technology, allowing them to experience first hand work on projects and gain skills that are highly sought-after in the industry.

The closing date for applications is set for 23 June, 2023. Applicants must be undergraduates studying Lighting Design or Technical Theatre in their third year of studying. Following initial assessment, and online interview, four students will be invited to SLX for a two-day workshop where the programme will begin.

To find out more about The Lighting Programme and to apply, visit:

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