Deadline Mar 31 , 2021

Make a Move: up to £15,000 for high-end TV productions to offer on-the-job training

  • Owner: ScreenSkills
  • Location: UK-wide
  • Age: 18+
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Funding is available to subsidise the cost of employing and training individuals into higher grades, with the aim that at the end of the training the individual will be already in or able to apply for their next job at the next grade up.

Examples of potential ‘step ups’ could be a location assistant moving up to a unit manager, clapper loader to focus puller, or production secretary to production coordinator. The scheme covers all departments on a production.

High-end TV Skills Fund-contributing productions can apply for up to £15,000 per production and can be claimed in 2 ways:

  • if more than one individual is being stepped up or
  • if the individual being proposed is stepping up to the following senior roles: Producer, Line Producer or a Head of Department

For productions supporting only one individual outside those listed above the maximum contribution is £10,000 per production for one individual.

By supporting more than one applicant on each production this ensures the HETV Skills Fund can deliver maximum value for money from its investment.

Make a move will support all grades, but actively encourages applications for those “step ups” highlighted below as skill shortages:

  • Production accountant
  • Assistant accountant
  • Line producer
  • Production co-ordinator
  • 1st AD
  • 2nd AD
  • 3rd AD
  • Location manager
  • Unit Manager
  • Location Assistant
  • Art Director
  • Grip
  • Editor

Additional Make a Move funds are also available for:

Craft & Tech Step ups. Up to £5k per production for teams who are supporting first time:

  • Art department team - all grades . NB not those stepping into trainee roles.
  • Assistant Directors 1st & 2nd
  • Assistant Editors 1st & 2nd
  • Assembly Editors
  • Costume Designer - priority given to those from a diverse background
  • Costume Supervisors
  • Electrician
  • Grip
  • Gaffer
  • Make up Designer - priority given to those from a diverse background
  • Script Editor 

Post production step up. Up to £10k per production for teams who are supporting:

  • Any grade to move into a Post supervisor or Post coordinator role

Please note:

  • Individuals can only participate in Make a Move after being put forward by their employer
  • Individuals on Make a Move are not trainees, but part of a scheme to encourage and promote professional development
  • Those put forward for the scheme need to be a professional who is deemed ready to move up to their next career grade
  • They can be a completely new person to the team and department or an individual that has already worked with the team on a previous production
  • We encourage all productions to talk to us submitting a CV for the individual they would like to step up prior to application - we also ask to speak to all potential participants to ensure they are fully committed to taking part in the scheme

What can Make a Move fund?
The funding is flexible and can be used to cover:

  • Salaries
  • Travel and accommodation expenses
  • Mentoring
  • Shadowing
  • Attending short courses

What doesn’t Make a Move fund?

  • We are unable to fund retrospective claims. Apply at least 2 weeks before the Make a Move crew member joins the team to allow us to process the associated paperwork
  • We are unable to fund individuals who are already working within the grade they are about to move up to unless there is a robust case that the ‘moving up’ will mean they are working differently
  • Individuals who have previously been supported through Make a Move or a similar stepping up scheme in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can only be put forward every two years to be moved up to their next role

How to apply

Please contact our senior high-end TV new entrant manager Nicky Ball on, or give her a call on 07432 591 375.

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