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From sound engineers to festival bookers, lighting designers to concert promoters, this training programme will introduce you to the range of job roles and skills you need to make your career in the live music industry.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone 16+  to learn at Future Yard, one of the most exciting new music venues in the UK. 

  • Find out about the wide range of careers available in live events and the live music industry
  • Learn about Technical Production and Live Music Event Management
  • Get hands-on training at Future Yard
  • Deliver your own live event at the end of the programme
  • Opportunities to progress to paid work in the music industry

We'll also provide employability training to improve your skills for a job in the industry, including communication, confidence, resilience and teamwork.

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TLF Sound Check eligibility

Sound Check is open to people across the North West of England - and there are loads of ways you can get involved:

  • 18-week full-time programme (Monday - Wednesday) plus half a day of work experience on an additional day (Thursday to Sunday)

  • Eligibility:

  • aged 16-24
  • live in the Liverpool City Region
  • not in education, employment or training
  • 12-week Monday night programme
  • Eligibility:

  • aged 19-24
  • live in the Liverpool City Region
  • not in education, employment or training (preferable)
  • Sessions take place Monday evenings from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at Future Yard (75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead)

  • Additional shift shadowing sessions once a week at live shows (mainly evenings). 

  • 16-week Skills Bootcamp in Soundcheck

  • Eligibility:
  • anyone aged 19+
  • living anywhere within the North West.

After completing the programme, you will have the opportunity to join Future Yard’s ongoing training programme, further developing your skills and experience. There will also be a number of follow-on employment opportunities available.

Apply now!

Travel and childcare support available and free meals provided.

Subject to eligibility

TLF Sound Check - Future Yard venue

This traineeship programme is based at Future Yard, a live music community venue based in Birkenhead, Wirral.

The venue is open 7 days a week with a bar, coffee shop and outdoor space. Live shows take place in the 300-capacity indoor live room, with a great programme of gigs featuring national and international touring artists, alongside local acts. As well as hosting live music, Future Yard is a hub for emerging artists looking to develop their careers, and for young people from the local area to access training programmes that will help them succeed in the live music industry.

Future Yard's aim is to shape a new music future for Birkenhead, while working to become the UK's first carbon-neutral grassroots music venue. 

75 Argyle St,
CH41 6AB

We can provide travel support to help you access this programme.


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