ScreenSkills, in association with the Script Supervisors Association, is running a pilot scheme for trainee script supervisors in high-end drama. The scheme, supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund made up entirely by contributions from high-end TV productions shooting in the UK, offers trainee script supervisors paid placements to train alongside an experienced script supervisor. Productions that pay into the HETV Skills Fund can then benefit from a subsidy to support a trainee taken on via the scheme.
For trainee script supervisors
The scheme offers trainee script supervisors paid placements to train alongside an experienced script supervisor. The placements will be a maximum of 20 weeks and the scheme is nationwide.
Do I qualify to be a trainee script supervisor?
We are looking for talented individuals from across the UK who have less than 12 months of paid experience as a script supervisor. You must be able to clearly demonstrate a passion and commitment to working as a script supervisor in high-end TV by providing evidence of one of the following:
- production set experience or
- skills specific to the department or
- suitable transferable skills.
You must not be in full-time education (college/university students must have graduated before applying to the programme), live in the UK and have evidence of the right to work in the UK. We welcome applications from individuals who have attended ScreenSkills funded bootcamps and events, such as Open Doors, as well as partner schemes such as the BFI Film Academy.
We seek to ensure inclusivity in the high-end TV drama workforce and are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of its work. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.
If you have any further questions, please contact SSAScreenSkillsTrainees@gmail.com and put ScreenSkills Trainee Finder in the subject line.
For productions and script supervisors
Productions paying into the skills fund can benefit from a subsidy of £300 per week for a maximum of 20 weeks for a trainee script supervisor. If you would like a trainee on your next production, The Script Supervisors Association can supply further details and access to a pool of keen and committed potential trainees.
This programme runs in parallel with the main Trainee Finder scheme
How to apply
Please email SSAScreenSkillsTrainees@gmail.com and put ScreenSkills Trainee Finder in the subject line.