First Break - Warp Films Drama: Open Doors event

Career stages
High-end TV
ScreenSkills funded


Warp Films - makers of Everybody's talking about Jamie, Little Birds and The Virtues are filming a TV drama series in Yorkshire!

  • Are you aged 18+?
  • Do you live within areas of South Kirkby, South Elmsall and Wakefield?
  • Would love to be a crew member on a TV drama but have no prior experience
  • This is not for individuals who have worked in production at any level previously in high-end TV, paid or unpaid.

Come along to our open doors event to find out more about the First Break programme.

ScreenSkills’ First Break has opportunities for you to get paid work experience on the Warp Films TV drama series.


You’ll get to meet the crew, the chance to apply for a training session explaining what to expect and the opportunity to apply for a paid placement on the production. 

You could work in a range of different departments. For example, make-up, costume, art, production, assistant directing, locations, camera, sound or lighting.

We are looking for people who are keen to learn, who are enthusiastic, hardworking and who are passionate and interested in working in TV drama.

We welcome applications from career changers or those currently not in employment.

Come along, meet the crew and see what it’s all about.

To find out more about the kind of roles involved in making a TV drama, look at our film and TV job profiles.


For this First Break, we are working with the team at DandI and they will be organising this Open Doors event on behalf of ScreenSkills.

If you have any accessiblity requirements or further questions before booking, please contact the team at DandI using the information below. 

Contact email: Sam Fray on

Who it's for

You must be 18+ and not be in full-time education. 

You must be based within these areas; South Kirkby, South Elmsall and Wakefield.

Please note First Break opportunities are not for:

  • Actors - this is a support programme to find crew and is not for those looking to develop their on-screen career.
  • This is not a role for individuals who have worked in production at any level previously in high-end TV, paid or unpaid. Find additional support for your developing career here.

What it covers

How does First Break work?

The first step is to apply through this page to attend our First Break Open Doors event.

Stage one: Open Doors event

Date: Wednesday 22nd May

Venue: Production Park Langthwaite Buisness Park, South Kirkby WF9 3NR

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Meet members of the TV production crew and ask them about their different departments and find out about their jobs. Find out who makes the sets you see on TV, who chooses the locations, and how filming works.


Stage two: TV 'Need to Knows' training sessions

Held online via zoom across two evenings in early June (exact date TBC). 

Participants who attend the Open Doors event will be given information and invited to apply to attend the training sessions.

It will introduce you to how the TV drama industry works and key skills for working on a TV set.

Stage three: three-week paid work experience

Shooting primarily out of the production park in South Kirkby.

The three-week work experience would be in June and July but exact dates will be confirmed at the Opens Doors Event.

Participants will be given the chance to apply for the three-week paid work experience where they will have the opportunity to spend time in a range of different departments. 

The work experience placement is paid at National Living Wage. 

Applications for the work experience will open after attendance at the TV 'Need to Knows' training day.


After the work experience placement, ScreenSkills and the team at DandI will provide the participants with support to develop a career in high-end TV.

ScreenSkills has developed five free e-learning modules called Getting into the screen industries to support people who want to get their first job in screen. You may want to take these modules.

How to apply

To participate you will need to set up a ScreenSkills profile online. Please follow this link to do so before you book your place. You will only need to do this once and you should keep your login details in a safe place so that you can access them when you need to.

Click get ticket to book your place and find out if a career in TV drama could be for you.

Contact information

Phone: +44 (0)20 7713 9808



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