Exciting news, applications to our Lighting Programme are now officially open! Our Lighting Programme is designed to nurture and empower the budding talents of young individuals in our dynamic industry.

The primary goal of The Lighting Programme is to provide a platform for aspiring students to flourish and thrive within the industry. Successful candidates who are fortunate enough to be accepted into the Programme will discover an abundance of knowledge and unwavering support from the SLX team. Leading the charge are two industry veterans, Ruari Cormack, our Business Development Manager, and Katy Lowe, our Dry Hire Manager.

Both Ruari and Katy boast a vast network of connections within the industry, accumulated over years of hands-on experience across a range of roles and disciplines. Their invaluable expertise positions them impeccably to cater to the diverse needs of our industry. Through their guidance and mentorship, students embarking on The Lighting Programme can expect a transformative journey towards realising their full potential in this exhilarating realm.

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 2023.

So, if you possess a passion for lighting and yearn to immerse yourself in a world of endless possibilities, seize this opportunity and submit your application to The Lighting Programme today!

How to apply