Deadline Feb 25 , 2019

Outlander Traineeship Programme

  • Owner: Screen Scotland and ScreenSkills
  • Location: Scotland
  • Age: 18+
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Award-winning TV show Outlander is recruiting for the next phase of its training programme. Up to 18 trainees, across various departments, will be selected to train on Season 5 from March 2019.  As a trainee on Outlander, you would be learning from some of the finest technicians working in the film and television industry. The experience of training within in a real filming environment will create a strong platform for our trainees to embark on successful careers within this industry.

All trainees will attend an induction course at the start of their placement as well as a shadowing scheme where trainees will gain experience from other departments. You will have a training plan and there will also be regular meetings with supervisors to monitor your trainee development.

Trainees will be paid salaries between £386 and £545 per week for between 42.5 and 60 hours per week, depending on role.

The Outlander Training Programme supports diversity and encourages applications from across all sections of the community. No formal qualifications are required, however applicants must be:

  • Normally living in Scotland (The production base is Cumbernauld)
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Over 18 years old (23 for some roles)
  • Have a basic understanding of the film and television industry, preferably with relevant work experience
  • Practically minded
  • Some roles require a clean driving licence

Individual departments may have additional or different criteria so please review each traineeship job description carefully prior to completing your application.

How to apply

Outlander is looking for keen and committed individuals to fulfil the following traineeships (click on the role for details of start dates and application information):

Deadline for applications:

  •  Locations: 10am Monday 11 February 2019
  •  All other traineeships: 10am Monday 25 February 2019

Please thoroughly read the application information before completing the online application form. You may wish to make a note of the questions and work on your answers separately before filling in the online application. Please note any information will be lost when you leave the page. You may submit separate applications for more than one trainee position but please consider that we are looking for trainees with a commitment to the department they are applying for and therefore applications to different departments may work against you.

In addition to answering the application questions, Sony asks that you complete an anonymous diversity monitoring form and attach a copy of your CV - you'll find the links to these on the application page.

To submit your application, you must click the 'done' button at the bottom of the application page after which you will see a screen which says 'Your application has been submitted'. If you do not see this screen, your application has not reached Sony, so please try again.

If you have any further questions, please contact the team at

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