The fascinating life of an Audiovisual Technician (Level 5)

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Are you a creative independent with a love for Audio and Visual equipment?

In a world dominated by digital experiences and multimedia presentations, the role of an Audiovisual technician has emerged, and it is a key attribute in delivering captivating sight and sound experiences.

If you have a passion for technology and love creating immersive visual and auditory worlds, becoming an Audiovisual technician may just be the apprenticeship role for you.

The fascinating world of an Audio Technician revolves around crafting seamless and immersive experiences, from video conferencing and software developing to galleries and events at stadiums or even working in a hospital, the role has endless paths and opportunities.

The art behind the role;

When it comes to Audiovisual hardware the toolkit of skills needed is extensive but sophisticated, consisting of, audio mixing desks, video cameras, public address systems, display screens, projectors, wireless microphone systems, recording devices, lighting systems, encoders/decoders, and network switchers. Having the skill to handle this range of equipment will enable you to orchestrate stunning visual displays and audio.

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The realm of Audiovisual software includes videoconferencing platforms, digital audio workstations, video editors, media servers, sound-reinforcement design/control, lighting design/control, and computer networking tools.

Integrated Audiovisual is where audiovisual technicians really shine, as they blend the hardware and software elements to meet unique specifications, tailored and unique setups that cater to specific requirements.

As versatile professionals Audiovisual Technicians adapt their working patterns to suit the context. Whether it is adhering to the standard office hours for a video conference or accommodating shift work to cater to events at the O2 Arena. Their dedication to delivering the best has no bounds as they know they are of importance in their field.

Your future

Now, let’s give you an idea of where you could be. By starting in the field as an Apprentice you are showing your skills of determination and independence and coupled with passion. This could get you your dream job. You could be the next Reinhold Mac, Queens Sound engineer. If you just have a love for music and love to hear the magic in your ears, come to life, this role could be perfect for you.

What we are looking for

This role gives you the opportunity to make the most out of your leadership skills as you will spend the days working collaboratively with your team members and communicating with your line manager, senior management, clients internally and externally, event organizers and performers. Depending on your clients this role can leave you working independently under minimal supervision! You will need to be able to take initiative and be a confident and effective communicator.

The benefits of being an Apprentice…

Now we know this must sound like a lot, and it is! During this Audiovisual Technician apprenticeship, you will receive personal guidance from experienced mentors. These mentors will share their expertise, giving you invaluable insights. And guess what! They know you are an apprentice. Whoever your mentor is (could be your line manager) will understand that this is the beginning of your career. Subsequently, they will understand that you are learning best practices from them! The mentor-apprentice relationship helps you to improve your skills, ensuring that you become competent and confident in your role.

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A few skills you may learn:

  • Integrate a projector and/or display as part of an audiovisual presentation!
  • Audio mixing; loudness, timbre, spatialisation, and channel management
  • Apply and problem solve video signal flow for live production.
  • Operate and program lighting control software/hardware.
  • Root cause analysis & problem solving
  • Collate, compare, and synthesise information from various sources.
  • Work collaboratively; Building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Communicate technical concepts with clarity in person and in writing to end users of all skill levels and seniority.
  • Install, test, and commission relevant hardware.
  • Configure and manage remote participation systems.
  • Edit audio and video content.

What you’ll need to apply:

Qualifications in English and Math’s.

Apprentices without level 2 English and Math’s will need to achieve this level before taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and math’s minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


The world of an Audiovisual technician is a dynamic and ever evolving world, they are the magicians behind the curtain, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. With their expertise, they transform ordinary spaces to transform ordinary spaces into immersive environments. The next time you experience a flawless videoconference or mesmerizing event. Remember that it could be you.

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