How to find work in the screen industries

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Production shot of two young women standing next to each other holding clipboards with anxious faces
Part of series
Module type
Estimated time
10 minutes
Career stages
Film, Unscripted TV, High-end TV, Children's TV, VFX, Animation, Games
ScreenSkills funded

About this module

This free online module will help you understand where and how to look for work in the screen industries. It is recommended for anyone who is thinking of, or is currently, working in the UK screen industries, which include film, TV, visual effects (VFX), animation and games.

This module covers:

  • Which roles are likely to be advertised, and where to look for job adverts
  • Why some roles are advertised and others aren’t
  • How to use your initiative to find out about roles that aren’t advertised
  • How to identify and grow your existing network
  • How to network effectively


This is the third module in Getting into the screen industries, a series from ScreenSkills designed to provide a general introduction to getting work in film, TV, VFX, animation and games. Other modules in the series:

Additional information

We recommend completing this module in one sitting. However, if you are not able to do this, your progress will be saved, and when you come back to finish you will be taken to the last screen you completed.

This module was advised by Alison Grade, and developed with support from the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy. Arts Council England supported the launch of the online learning platform.

If you are a teacher, parent or guardian interested in e-learning modules for under 18s please contact

Important Information about ScreenSkills funded e-learning modules

For training providing certificates, please note that these will be issued only on course completion. To receive a certificate, please ensure you have completed all modules of the e-learning training, including a test and a survey if present.



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