Film Trainee Finder is an entry-level placement scheme which places trainees on film productions to ensure a continued supply of talent, capable of making world-class creative content. Participants become part of an industry-recognised group of trainees and receive exclusive access to training placements across the UK.
In previous years trainees have been placed on films including Aladdin, Mamma Mia 2, Wonder Woman, Maleficent Mistress of Evil, Little Joe, Sorry We Missed You, Downton Abbey (the movie), Dumbo and Where Hands Touch.
ScreenSkills Trainee Finder 2020-21 is now open for applications. Applicants are invited to apply to either film or high-end TV (which includes children's tv placements) - please note you cannot apply to both. If you are interested in applying for High-end TV Trainee Finder click here.
Film Trainee Finder is looking for trainees wanting to pursue a career in film in the following departments and job roles:
To find out more about each job role, please explore the ScreenSkills job profiles.
You will need to have a ScreenSkills account to apply to Trainee Finder. If you do not already have an account, you can register here.
To apply for Film Trainee Finder, click on the 'apply' button above – please note you cannot apply for both the film and high-end TV branches of the scheme. If you are interested in applying for High-end TV Trainee Finder click here.
We are looking for talented individuals from across the UK who have less than 12 months of paid experience in their chosen department and genre. You must be able to clearly demonstrate a passion and commitment for your job role of choice by providing evidence of one or more of the following:
We welcome applications from individuals who have attended ScreenSkills funded boot camps and events such as Open Doors, and from those who have graduated from ScreenSkills endorsed courses or from partner schemes such as the BFI Film Academy.
We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, because we are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
ScreenSkills is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of its work.
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.
If unsuccessful in 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 2020. All candidates will be notified of the success of their application by Friday 1 March 2020.
If you are called to interview, you must supply two written references. You must include current contact details of your referees so that we can contact them.
References can come from current and past employers, colleagues and/or a tutor or mentor.
They should be no longer than one page of A4 and should include the following: