Can you offer an entry-level paid opportunity to support the next generation of crew so that the UK continues to make world-class content for audiences across the UK and around the world?
ScreenSkills Trainee Finder 2023/2024 has over 350 available participants ready to work across multiple departments in film, children’s or high-end TV.
Industry-recognised, our trainees are ‘set ready’ and have gone through a 2-stage application process. At both stages, applicants are shortlisted after the input of industry professionals. We have a pool of trainees across the UK who have all been asked to attend an intensive induction. This covers training such as departmental training, health and safety, finance for freelancers, carbon literacy, branding and networking. Our trainees are also provided ongoing pastoral care throughout the 12 months they are on board our programme.
Access to trainees is exclusive to productions contributing to one of the following ScreenSkills Skills Funds – film, children’s or high-end TV. Contributing productions are introduced to local and available trainees whom we can provide funding for. A full list of departments can be found here.
ScreenSkills offers grants to productions supporting supervised placements for trainees in our cohorts:
- Film: up to a maximum of £300 per week for each trainee. The minimum duration of a placement is four weeks, and the maximum period is 24 weeks.
- High-end TV: £300 per week for each trainee. The minimum duration of placement is four weeks and the suggested maximum duration is 20 weeks. In total, productions can have trainees for a period of 50 weeks.
- Children’s TV: £250 per week for each trainee with a maximum of three trainees per production. The minimum duration of a placement is four weeks and the suggested maximum duration is 12 weeks. In total, productions can have trainees for a maximum of 36 weeks.
Between launch in 2016 and 2022, Trainee Finder has supported over 1,400 people to complete 3,335 placements and continue their careers in the screen industries. Participants have been placed on films including Rye Lane, The Batman, Empire of Light, Ant-Man, The Wasp: Quantumania, and Living and high-end TV productions such as Peaky Blinders, Killing Eve, Derry Girls, Sex Education, The Nest and Avenue 5. Children's productions taking trainees include So Awkward, Get Even, Molly & Mack, The Demon Headmaster and The Secret Life of Boys.
To find out more, please contact:
- email@example.com for all enquiries relating to either High-end TV or Children’s TV Trainee Finder
- firstname.lastname@example.org for all enquiries relating to Film Trainee Finder