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An insight into P&J Live's mentorship programme with NESCol

Posted:
12 April 2022
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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.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 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 Overground Car Park.

Is there parking charges?

Up to 3 hours - £3.50

Up to 8 hours - £10.00

Please find full details on our parking tariff here. Please pay on exit by entering your car registration

How can I pay for parking?

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.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 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 Overground Car Park.

Can I drop off and pick up someone without paying parking fees?

If you are dropping off or picking someone up from an event, please note the maximum wait time in our car parks is 30 minutes. Parking charges will apply if your car is within the car park for more than 30 minutes. This also applies if you cannot find a space, you will not be charged if you exit the car park within 30 minutes.

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 or by calling 08444 77 9000.

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.

What time is the Box Office open?

Our box office at P&J Live will be open on concert days only. This will be open from 17:30 on the date of the show only and closes once the main act comes on stage.

If you have any ticketing or box office queries contact [email protected]

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.

How do I get to P&J Live from outside Aberdeen?

Getting into Aberdeen has never been easier with the completion of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

P&J Live is located close to Aberdeen airport, six miles northwest of the city centre you can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

For more details see our Visiting page.

Are there cash machines available at P&J Live?

There will be no cash machines on site, however contactless payments are welcome.

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.

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