An insight into P&J Live's mentorship programme with NESCol
P&J Live is committed to developing the emerging young talent within the events industry. After all, these are the people of the future. With this in mind, P&J Live welcomes students to the venue on a regular basis, providing them with the opportunity to work with the fantastic in-house team.
Students from North East Scotland College (NESCol)’s Sound Production course recently joined us to gain valuable experience in working with a large venue PA system. This not only included a training session with the sound equipment, but also an insight into the lighting side of things and other audio visual (AV) related areas, along with an insightful venue tour.
NESCol students are given the opportunity to work freelance for P&J Live and gain experience within the industry. These paid freelance positions not only develop the venue’s mentorship programmes and provide our team with an extra pair of hands, but also provide much needed technicians to the other third-party AV companies the team works closely with.
The industry link P&J Live has established with NESCol has proved to be invaluable in providing fresh talent to the Aberdeen AV sector. Already in just the first year, the venue has employed two full-time technicians through the scheme. The students have excelled in bringing new and exciting ideas to clients and have become key players within P&J Live’s team.
The venue can see just how important the knowledge gained in NESCol’s Sound Production course is to employers. Deputy Operations Technical Manager at P&J Live, Steve Morrison, led the sessions and said:
“It is a pleasure to welcome students with such enthusiasm for the subject, and having spent two years absorbing this knowledge, we know there is no doubting the commitment they will bring to the venue.”
P&J Live now hopes to make this an annual occurrence, with Peter Nixon, Lecturer in Sound Prodution at NESCol, commenting:
“Seeing and using the equipment first-hand, and becoming more familiar with working in a commercial venue of this scale and level of activity is of great value to the students’ learning and aspirations. Our HND Sound Production is designed to develop students’ skills in current industry practices and it’s great to see our students progress to employment with such success. NESCol is grateful to the AV staff at P&J Live for their helpfulness and enthusiasm as we continue to build on this relationship in the future.”
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale!
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- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.
- How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at P&J Live?
All the tickets for our Special Access Platform are sold via our ticket agent Ticketmaster.
Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.