Exciting news, we are thrilled to announce applications for our 2024/25 Lighting Programme are now open! Our Lighting Programme is designed to nurture and empower the budding talents of young individuals in our dynamic industry.

The Lighting Programme’s primary aim is to offer a platform for aspiring students to excel in the industry. Accepted candidates will benefit from a wealth of knowledge and steadfast support from the esteemed SLX team.

Guiding the way is Ruari Cormack, our Business Development Manager, and Katy Lowe, our Dry Hire Manager. Ruari and Katy bring a wealth of industry connections garnered through years of hands-on experience across various roles and disciplines. Under their mentorship, students in The Lighting Programme can anticipate a transformative journey toward unlocking their full potential in this dynamic industry.

What you’ll get from being on The Lighting Programme*

  • Expert mentorship from industry professionals
  • Access to a large network of industry contacts
  • Introductions to leading manufacturers to help prepare you for starting your career
  • Profile via our website and social media platforms
  • Preferential consideration for work experience and placement opportunities within and external to SLX
  • Opportunities for freelance or casual work with our Live Event Teams.
  • Specialist project support for all types of performance
  • Access to hire equipment for one of your student shows for two weeks:
  • £500 towards transport of hire to their chosen venue
  • 4 x Moving Light Profile
  • 6 x Moving Light Wash
  • 10 x Static LED Units
  •  6 x Battens
  • 2 x Effects
  • 1 x Cable Package

*subject to availability


Applications are open to Lighting Design and Technical students across the UK who will be in their 3rd year in September 2024.

So, if you possess a burning passion for lighting seize this opportunity and submit your application to The Lighting Programme!

How to apply

Complete the online application form found here.

Closing date – 12 June 2023