Assistant recording technician apprenticeship

Produce a high-quality recording in a studio environment

During the assistant recording technician apprenticeship you’ll be responsible for ensuring that technology is used effectively and correctly to achieve the sound that producers and artists are seeking. Working for a broadcaster or production company, you’ll edit and produce music and sound content before it is released across multiple platforms. You’ll begin by getting a ‘sound brief’ outlining what is required, before working on the technical aspect of the recording, which could include balancing and adjusting sound sources using audio effects, mixing, reproduction and reinforcement of sound. You may have to set up equipment, place microphones and set the levels, making adjustments if needed. You’ll work under the direction of senior engineers, responding to their guidance and experience. Other job titles could include assistant audio engineer, mixing engineer and recording assistant.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT, ICT and music

Entry requirements for the assistant recording technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000

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