*In response to overwhelming requests for more time, we have extended the deadline until midnight Sunday 9 December.*
Since its launch, ScreenSkill’s Trainee Finder has helped place trainees on feature films and high-end TV shows across the UK. Click here to apply for Trainee Finder. You must be logged in to a ScreenSkills account to apply - if you do not already have a ScreenSkills account you can register here.
This winter, Trainee Finder is recruiting for its 2019-20 intake of trainees, offering paid opportunities for work placements across the UK in either film or high-end TV drama - applicants cannot apply for both schemes.
Film Trainee Finder is looking for trainees who are passionate about a career in the following departments and grades: art department, assistant director, camera, costume, edit, hair and make-up, locations, production accountants, production office (suitable for aspiring production managers), production sound (location) and video assist departments.
High-end TV Trainee Finder is seeking trainees, in the following departments and grades: art department, camera, costume, post-production (editorial), floor runner, hair and make-up, locations, sound (location) and production office runners who are committed to building a career in high-end TV drama.
We are looking for talented individuals from across the UK who have less than 12 months of paid experience in their chosen department. You must be able to clearly demonstrate a passion and commitment for working in film or high-end TV by providing evidence of production set experience or department specific skills or suitable transferable skills for your selected department. You must be able to provide two references.
We welcome applications from individuals who have attended ScreenSkills funded boot camps and events, such as Open Doors, as well as partner schemes such as the BFI Film Academy.
Trainee Finder seeks to ensure inclusivity in the film and high-end TV drama workforce. ScreenSkills is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of its work.
We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.
References can come from current and past employers, colleagues or a tutor or mentor, and where possible we ask if these can outline why they feel you might be a suitable and successful candidate for the role you are applying and demonstrate transferable skills. We recommend that references are no longer than one page of A4 at the very most. For each reference we would be keen to know from the referee:
If you cannot provide written letters, please submit the name and contact details of each of your referees and we will follow these up should you reach interview stage.
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 either face-to-face or over the phone with a member of the Trainee Finder team and a relevant industry professional. It is mandatory that successful applicants attend a two/three day induction event in March 2018 (details on dates and locations will be announced closer to the time).
If unsuccessful at 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 Friday 15 February. All candidates will be notified of the success of their application by Friday 1 March.
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