Inclusive hiring for the screen industries

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Close up of young person holding a large camera on their shoulder while reaching out with the other arm
Module type
Estimated time
30 minutes
Career stages
Entry, Early, Experienced, Expert
Film, Unscripted TV, High-end TV, Children's TV, VFX, Animation, Games
ScreenSkills funded

About this module

This free e-learning module will help you understand the importance and benefits of inclusive hiring practices, as well as practical actions you can take to improve the inclusivity of your current approach.

These include:

  • How to write a job description
  • Tips for the selection process and interviewing
  • Incorporating formal inclusive hiring techniques into less formal processes

It’s recommended for anyone who is involved in hiring in any form within the UK screen industries, which include film, TV, animation, visual effects (VFX) and games. It’s been designed particularly for smaller organisations who don’t have an HR department, and/or those who frequently hire freelancers.

You will explore practical methods that can be incorporated into hiring processes to help make the screen industries fairer, more inclusive and more diverse. The module will help you review your own hiring practices and consider changes you might make.

This module covers:

  • The benefits of diversity in the screen industries
  • How inclusive hiring practices can contribute to increasing diversity
  • Actions you can incorporate into your current approach to make your hiring more inclusive

On completion of this module you will be issued with a certificate which is valid for three years. This certificate will also be accessible on your ScreenSkills profile page.


Additional information

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

This online module from ScreenSkills has been developed with the support of Challenge Consultancy and Pact.

There’s no charge for taking this module. It’s been funded by:

  • the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy
  • the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund, with contributions from high-end television productions
  • the ScreenSkills Television Skills Funds, with contributions from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5

Arts Council England supported the launch of the online learning platform.

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.



ScreenSkills develops skills and talent to support the UK's screen industries.

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