HETV Return to Work programme for production roles

Target job roles
Production assistant
Production coordinator (Film and TV Drama)
Career stages
Early, Experienced
High-end TV
ScreenSkills funded

Have you taken a career break and are now looking to get back into production? Do you need to refresh some skills, perhaps update your CV and portfolio?  Build new networking contacts? Or simply benefit from some trusted support with the re-launch of your career?
Our Return to Work in Production programme run by Film London’s Equal Access Network is for  freelancers who are looking to get back onto drama production roles following an extended break. This is a free, modular programme that will offer a range of workshops, guidance and support to ensure participants feel empowered, confident and ready to relaunch their careers on productions. 

This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions

Who it's for

This programme focuses specifically on production management roles so we are  looking for people who have demonstrable experience in one or more of the positions below and are looking to re-enter the industry: 

  • production managers
  • production coordinators
  • assistant production coordinators
  • production secretaries
  • travel / accommodation coordinators
  • other departmental coordinators.

We are keen to attract parents who have had a career break due to childcare, carers who have left the industry to look after relatives or those returning after illness, injury or disability.

We always welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the industry, including women, Black, Asian, minority ethnic and disabled people.

This is a nationwide scheme so we welcome applications from across the UK. THis programme is supported by partners in the regions including The British Film Council, Screen Yorkshire, Creative England, Film Wales and Northern Ireland Screen.

What it covers

This programme will include workshops, retraining sessions, industry networking meetings, soft skills training, mentoring and  will include three virtual training days in June and July 2022 (dates to be confirmed during the interview process).

The training days will be co-hosted by guest speakers from some of the UK’s top production companies and HETV streamers guiding the participants through a production coordinator and manager’s playbook with added elements of career coaching, mentoring and freelancer finance support. 

On completion of the training, a minimum of 5 participants will be awarded paid placements on HETV drama productions for up to 10 weeks.

Remote access, childcare support and travel bursaries will be available as needed.

At the end of the programme. participants will also become part of the Equal Access Network and will be offered on-going support.


How to apply

Please email Jobs@filmlondon.org.uk, using reference 'RTW4 - your name' in the subject by Monday 6th June 2022 with your CV and cover letter stating:

  • Why you are the ideal candidate to participate in this scheme
  • How long your career break has been
  • How your particular skills, experience and interests fit this scheme
  • Which role(s) you would be interested in

Please include an equal opportunities form which you can download here.


Contact information

Name: Jobs@filmlondon.org.uk,

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