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At SLX, we stand at the forefront, fueled by our unwavering dedication to empower and uplift the next generation in our industry. With passion and purpose, we wholeheartedly commit ourselves to fostering the growth and success of young, aspiring minds, propelling them towards a future brimming with limitless possibilities. Emboldening the rising stars of tomorrow to reach new heights of technical and creative excellence.

The Lighting Programme

We have a long legacy of providing expert mentorship and valuable opportunities to up-and-coming talent, and The Lighting Programme is built to deliver just that. Lighting design and technical students can build a solid foundation of practical skills from SLX experts, access a vast pool of industry contacts, and even gain access to work experience and placement opportunities both at SLX and external companies.

We are committed to sharing our experience, contacts, and resources to guide the new generation of lighting and technical professionals into our amazing industry. We aim to foster the growth and development of our Lighting Programme students, empowering them to thrive in their chosen career paths.

Applications for The Lighting Programme 2024/25 are now open!

We are thrilled to announce that applications are OPEN for our 24/25 Lighting Programme. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from industry experts. Submit your application before the upcoming deadline on 12 June.

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Information and Application Pack

From foundational principles to advanced techniques, students will embark on a year-long exploration guided by industry experts. Through hands-on projects, workshops, and mentorship opportunities, participants will not only gain practical skills but also forge connections within the lighting community.

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Who is it for?

The Lighting Programme beckons to aspiring lighting design and technical students throughout the UK, embracing those who stand at the precipice of their third year of study. We eagerly seek out individuals brimming with ambition and an unwavering drive, their hearts set aflame with an unyielding passion for their craft. With unwavering confidence, these students harness their skills and draw upon their experiences to collaboratively soar alongside our diverse and seasoned teams of experts, forever embracing the exhilarating journey of growth and learning.

Ashley Holdom

Ashley Holdom graduated from the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance before becoming an alumnus of the SLX Lighting Programme. At the time, he was the Technical Manager for the RBC Graduate Exhibition. Because of the access to SLX equipment through the Programme, Ashley could develop the lighting design capabilities for the Graduate Exhibition, and he furthered his training by working with the warehouse team and expanded his lighting skills by training on the Zero88 FLX lighting console range.

After completing the Lighting Programme, Ashley said,

“I was able to use the industry expertise from the SLX team to work out a career path for myself and then was able to use the contacts they provided to help me to start out on my journey.

The SLX team are very much a family and being part of the SLX family has been an honour.”