Entertainment industry rigging as a career
In this session Chris Higgs from Total Solutions Group will look at the traditional pathway that many riggers have taken as well as the more recent developments.These include the PLASA Trainee Rigger Scheme (leading to the National Rigging Certificate) and the Trailblazer Apprenticeship leading to becoming a ‘Live event rigger’ launched in 2016. The session will discuss the attributes required to pursue this demanding discipline, some ways of preparing yourself before approaching employers or deciding what learning needs to take place. Earning a living as a rigger was at one time highly unlikely but developments in technology and the sheer volume of productions requiring riggers, from live music to aerial performance, theatre, film and even advertising has created a huge demand for rigging skills. Come and hear about what can be a very rewarding occupation and ask any questions about how you can start out.