When Leo was young, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, but what he did know was that he was passionate about technology and watching things on stage.
In the end, Leo’s passions led the way to him becoming an Audio Technician for White Light – a role he loves.
White Light provides lighting, video and sound for events and shows from The Making of Harry Potter tour to NASA conferences. “The biggest I’ve been involved with was a hospitality event during the recent Rugby World Cup.”
Leo is the first to admit that the work throws up lots of challenges, which makes creativity and problem-solving skills vital for the role. “As technology changes, people’s expectations change around what they want for their money, so you have to constantly adapt to their needs.”
Day-to-day Leo could be doing anything from preparing and selecting lighting tech to meet client specifications for a contract or hire, or working onsite, running an event himself.
Leo went straight into his current job working with audio equipment after college. He believes it’s a great job for anyone who has an interest in how things work.
“It’s rewarding to take someone’s idea and then turn it into something that actually happens right in front of you”.
Leo's career pathway
- 2009 Left school after his GCSEs
- 2011 Finished sixth form college with AS-levels, including one in Theatre Studies, and A-levels
- 2012 Studied for a degree in Performance Sound at Rose Bruford College in Sidcup
- 2015 Joined White Light as an Audio Technician