We recognise that one of the barriers to having an inclusive and representative workforce is a lack of opportunity and exposure to careers in our industry.
We have begun collaborating with the charity Speakers for Schools who are an organisation working to address educational inequality and improve the career prospects for young people. As part of their S4S:NextGen programme we have begun hosting work experience for secondary school students with our sound designers and engineers on projects we are working on around the country. Our first placement is scheduled for July 2019 and we intend to continue offering placements where possible for all major theatre productions which Autograph is involved in. Also as part of Speakers for Schools, our in-house sound designers have begun giving career talks to state school students around the country with the aim of demystifying the off-stage industry as well as hopefully sparking an interest in careers in sound design and the wider world of theatre.
We are continuing to explore opportunities for partnerships with organisations and schools addressing educational inequality and we hope to provide more young people with opportunities to enter our industry.
Initiative by: Autograph Sound Ltd