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High-end TV Trainee Finder is an entry-level placement programme which places trainees on high-end TV and children’s TV productions to ensure a continued supply of talent, capable of making world-class creative content. Participants become part of an industry-recognised group of trainees and receive exclusive access to training placements across the UK.
In previous years trainees have been placed on high-end television productions including Killing Eve, Peaky Blinders, Sex Education, Wanderlust , Line of Duty, The Nest, The Third Day, Motherland and Friday Night Dinner.
Children's TV productions that have offered placements to trainees include The Secret Life of Boys, So Awkward, Molly & Mack, Get Even and Mimi on a Mission.
ScreenSkills High-end TV Trainee Finder 2021-22 is now open for applications looking for trainees wanting to pursue a career in high-end television (or children’s TV) in the accounts department.
You will need to have a ScreenSkills account to apply for Trainee Finder. If you do not already have an account, you can register here.
To apply for High-end TV Trainee Finder, click on the 'apply' button above.
We are looking for talented individuals from across the UK who have less than 12 months of paid experience in the accounts department in HETV. You must be able to clearly demonstrate a passion and commitment for the role by providing evidence of one or more of the following:
working on previous productions
looking for / finding paid or unpaid work experience
department specific skills
suitable transferable skills.
We welcome applications from individuals who have attended ScreenSkills funded boot camps and events such as Open Doors, and from those who have graduated from ScreenSkills endorsed courses or from partner programmes such as the BFI Film Academy.
We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, because we are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
ScreenSkills is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of its work.
Of candidates placed on High-end TV Trainee Finder in April 2020 66% were women, 68% from outside London and 20% black, Asian and minority ethnic, 12 % disabled and 20% LGBT.
Live in the UK and have evidence of the right to work in the UK
Have completed full-time education by 31 March 2021 – please note you do not need a university degree to apply
Have less than 12 months, relevant, paid experience in their chosen department and genre
Make themselves available for placements offered to them, during their time on the programme
Be open and flexible to consider opportunities across the UK
Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to accounts department
We welcome applicants who may have transferable skills, for example, from other creative sectors such as theatre, music, and commercial production, or from roles in other sectors such as business administration, event management, retail and finance.
Any training will be subject to the applicants providing evidence of their right to remain in the UK. Failure to provide appropriate documentation may result in the training placement being withdrawn
All successful applicants must attend a mandatory a two to three-day induction event in March 2021 in preparation for the programme. Further details will be announced closer to the time.
The Trainee Finder team will shortlist applicants based on their application, ScreenSkills profile and CV. Successful applicants will be invited to take part in an interview, likely over Zoom or over the phone, with a member of the Trainee Finder team and a relevant industry professional.
If unsuccessful in getting to interview stage, please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we will be unable to provide individual feedback.
We anticipate that all candidates who will be asked to attend an interview will be notified by 8th March 2021. All candidates will be notified of the success of their application by 19th March 2021.
If you are called to interview, you must supply two written references. You must include current contact details of your referees so that we can contact them.
References can come from current and past employers, colleagues and/or a tutor or mentor.
They should be no longer than one page of A4 and should include the following:
A paragraph or sentence that explains how they know you eg are they a colleague, employer or former employer?
Details of how long the referee has known you
Having looked at the trainee role that you are applying for, what are the qualities, characteristics and capabilities they feel are important to highlight to us?
Any other supporting examples of your skills, accomplishments and/or work that demonstrate that you are a good candidate for the programme
Current contact details (email and telephone) for the referee so that we can contact them.
ScreenSkills is an equal opportunities training provider. All applicants are judged solely on their ability and skills to undertake the trainee role for which they are applying. However, where applicants are equally qualified, in order to address under-representation in the industry, we may consider a protected characteristic to determine who should be appointed. We consider that this positive action would be a proportionate means of achieving our legitimate aim, namely to improve diversity in the industry, and is compliant with the Equality Act 2010.
In order that we can comply with our reporting obligations, that we can appropriately monitor our data, and to inform our recruitment decisions in relation to positive action (described above), you are requested to provide this information on your ScreenSkills profile, which will be treated in the strictest confidence.
ScreenSkills develops skills and talent to support the UK's screen industries.