Electrician Kevin’s Stepping Up Story

Kevin Robinson had previously worked at the BBC Drama Village as a maintenance electrician, when he was recruited for the 2019 Stepping Up programme.

Kevin undertook a six-week placement with BBC Wales, working on productions including Children in Need and Pobol y Cwm.

“During my placement, I gained a good understanding of the lighting department and what happens day-to-day on the filming and technical side of various types of productions and tv shows”

Kevin has been running his own electrical installation and testing company for the past six years and saw the Stepping Up programme as an opportunity to expand his technical skills, enabling him to work as a production electrician on high end TV productions.

Since completing his placement, Kevin has been working as a freelance Lighting Technician, which was his goal when he entered the Stepping Up programme.

“I am keeping my own company going so that I have work to fall back on when freelancer work is quiet but so far this year, I have found regular work in my new role”.