SLX, a technical supplier to theatre, broadcast and events, has now opened applications for the 2022/2023 edition of its student support scheme, The Lighting Programme.

The programme aims to foster young, upcoming talent within the industry. Students joining the programme will have access to expert mentorship, along with networking opportunities with industry professionals and leading manufacturers to help prepare for the start of their careers. SLX will also provide specialist project support and an equipment package for one of their final year productions.

The live event specialists, who work on high profile events like The Commonwealth Games and the West End musical Six, were recent winners of the inaugural TPI Green Award for outstanding sustainable policies. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to play a part in this change, whilst learning vital skills and practices to take forward into their career.

The Lighting Programme applicants must be Lighting Design and/or Technical students, studying in the UK who will be in their third year of an undergraduate programme in September 2022. There are four spaces available for the 2022/2023 intake of the programme.

To apply to The Lighting Programme or to find out more about how successful applicants will benefit from it, visit:

SLX CEO Alastair Currie commented: “Following the success of this year, I am thrilled to announce the 2022/23 Lighting Programme is now open for applications. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the previous intake of candidates, as we welcomed them to our warehouse facility in Bristol. I was also delighted to see them earning money whilst working at a number of our venues, as well as having valuable experience as part of our in-house team here in our warehouse.

“We have a genuine desire to drive diversity, inclusion, and equality within our sector so I would encourage as many of you as possible to apply.  My team is on hand to provide support and guidance to the students, developing their professional skills where they feel they need support. We very much want to reach out to as many students as possible to find those who we feel we can best support.”


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