Training and Awards

The future of every creative industry relies on a skilled professional workforce, with a new generation ready to enter the sector to grow and become audio professionals through training, membership and mixing with their peers.

In 2015 AudioUK (then RIG) decided to set up a training and mentoring scheme. RIGtrain (now Audiotrain) was set up with funding from the Department of Business and Skills’ EOP Scheme via Creative Skillset, and the original scheme ran from 2015-2016. 

With Creative Skillset subsequently repurposing to Screenskills, we have continued to run Audiotrain as a standalone not-for-profit training programme, providing a series of courses on everything from ‘How to use a microphone’ to ‘The Business of Podcasting’.

These courses are lively, informative and make use of the views and experience of genuine experts in their field. 

Audiotrain has so far provided over 2500 learner days, with the attendees being around 60% women, 15% BAME, and 5% with a disability.

A list of current courses can be found on the Audiotrain page here.

In 2010 we decided to set up an awards ceremony to celebrate the craft skills involved in all aspects of radio and audio production.

Originally titled the Radio Production Awards, they were rebranded in 2016 to the Audio Production Awards (APAs) reflect the widening areas of activity of our members.

The APAs has now become a regular fixture in the industry calendar with a high-profile ceremony at a major London venue.

You can find out more about the awards here.