23rd May 2019
If you are interested in working in film and TV but don’t know where to start, read on.
Today we launch Find Your Future in Film and TV, a new campaign to introduce the wide range of jobs available behind the camera - including some you may never have heard of – with the aim of helping our world-famous industries find and new and diverse talent.
We want to inspire people to explore the opportunities that are available and consider using their skills in the UK’s booming film and television sector.
The campaign features seven people working in the industry in a variety of different job roles and explains how they got in and what they do. You can watch all their films and read their stories here:
There are also job profiles that explain more about particular roles - and how to get into them. If that gets you interested, you can:
We have bursaries to support the costs of some training, especially in the areas where workers are in huge demand. Once you have some experience, you can apply for our Trainee Finder paid work placement programme and other training.
The film and television industries, which include animation and VFX (visual effects), alongside games, use many skills and expertise that already exist outside the film and television industry, such as carpentry, plastering, design, sewing and fitting, finance management, marshalling and logistics. We are also interested in talking to people with this experience.
ScreenSkills Chief Executive Seetha Kumar said: “Most people don’t seem to know about the range of jobs available in the world of film and television. Whatever your personality or range of skills, there is likely to be a job behind the camera that might suit you and a career that could be rewarding. We hope to encourage people to investigate opportunities.
The screen sector is an exciting one. UK screen is a growth industry so there is work available – but we can’t recruit people to jobs they don’t know existScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar
“The screen sector is an exciting one. UK screen is a growth industry so there is work available – but we can’t recruit people to jobs they don’t know exist.”
Find Your Future in Film and TV will run in cinemas, social media and online and is supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy.
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