Deadline Mar 31 , 2019

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

  • Owner: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Age: 18+

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 ‘move ups’ could be a location assistant moving up to unit manager, make-up artist to make-up supervisor, 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.

  • 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

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.


Additional funding for production
We are able to offer an additional £5,000 on top of the £15,000 Make a Move fund specifically for production co-ordinators and/or production managers. This could be for a production secretary, assistant production coordinator or junior production co-ordinator stepping up to a production coordinator or for a production coordinator stepping up to production manager. The production will need to demonstrate that this is a true step-up role and that there is a full production team of line producer, production manager, production coordinator, assistant production coordinator/production secretary, production runner.

We are keen to hear from productions that offer wider support to those making a move such as short courses, coaching or mentoring.

Additional funding for Craft & Tech grades
We are able to offer an additional £5,000 per production, on top of the £15,000 Make a Move fund, specifically to support crew “making a move” within:

  • Camera
  • Sound
  • Art department including props and buying
  • Locations


The funding is flexible and can be used to cover:

  • Salaries
  • Travel and accommodation expenses
  • Mentoring
  • Shadowing
  • Attending short courses
  • Funding can be used to support one or more people on the production across any department.

Funding cannot be used to cover:

  • We are unable to fund retrospective claims. Apply in good time 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


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