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Job Title: Placement Year

Job Title: Placement Year

Position Summary:

Enlightened are offering a student placement scheme, in which a successful applicant will work across all the departments of Enlightened in project management, warehouse work, installation and repairs work.

Enlightened deal with a wide range of clients, from corporate events and awards ceremonies to semi-permanent ice rinks, literature festivals and the Glastonbury music festival – at a wide range of scales, to deliver hires, event production and installations across the South West and beyond, at a very high standard.

With a friendly and close-knit community of staff, that encompasses a breadth of skills and knowledge from all corners of the industry, Enlightened can offer experiences for students with a wide variety of interests, from live events to installation and design and specification. 

The Role and its Ideal Applicant:

As a placement student, you will able to explore and develop your skills in a variety of settings.  Starting in the warehouse; preparing and maintaining equipment for jobs, you will gain a foundation for its use out on jobs, which will help you become familiar with Enlightened’s wide range of rental stock.  After some time in the warehouse, you will be sent out on productions and installations, working across all departments within Enlightened.  You will have the chance to design, program and run live events, help specify jobs that you are working on, and make a real contribution to the productions and installations that you are working on.  You will have the chance to work alongside Enlightened employees, freelance technicians and local crew on festival sites, corporate events, installations and other events across the country.  In time, you may be able to specialise in a particular department or discipline that interests you, be it lighting, sound, live events, installation, or any other part of the business.

The ideal applicant should be enthusiastic and self motivated, taking the initiative to ask questions and develop themselves, taking full advantage of all the opportunities that Enlightened has to offer.  An understanding of the company’s values and team playing ethic is essential, and willingness to go above and beyond to provide outstanding customer experiences and to help out fellow employees is an absolute must.

Tasks & Responsibilities:


  • Maintaining equipment
  • Carrying out basic repairs and testing
  • Picking and preparing equipment for dry hire, production and installation
  • Returning and de-prepping equipment

On events:

  • Working as crew on site, rigging and de-rigging equipment as directed
  • Proposing and fulfilling design briefs for clients
  • Operating lighting / sound systems
  • Console programming 
  • Liaising with clients

Company wide shared functions:

  • Ensure work and communal areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • Ensure safe systems of work are followed by all employees.
  • Assist in warehouse operations as required.

As a member of the Enlightened team you must be prepared to undertake all reasonable extra duties as circumstances dictate.

Hours Of Work:

  • Your usual hours of work will be;
  • 09.00 hrs to 17.30 Monday to Friday.
  • 1/2 an hour unpaid lunch break each day.

Out of hours working will be required due to the nature of the industry.


Competitive salary available, negotiable with the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please email a CV and covering letter to jobs@enlx.co.uk