Props technician apprenticeship

Source, organise, maintain and make props for film, television and theatre productions

A props technician supports the supply, building, use and maintenance of dressing and hand props for film, television and theatre productions. As an apprentice, you may work on set, in workshops, backstage or on location. You’ll need to be adaptable, flexible and able to learn quickly on the job. During the props technician apprenticeship, you may be required to undertake a wide variety of activities, including creating prop rooms, receiving props to set, cataloguing props, making props, building and dressing sets, working with the cast and featured background artists, removing and clearing sets, and checking hired props back in. You may also need to assist art department colleagues on set. You may be expected to work irregular and unsociable hours to meet the needs of the given production.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, DT and drama

Entry requirements for the props technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £24,000

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