Trainee Finder: guidance for productions

Productions that contribute to the appropriate industry skills fund have exclusive access to ScreenSkills' pool of talented trainees.

camera operator Florence Gilbert
Image: Florence Gilbert (camera) - photo credit Joss Barratt, Sixteen Films2

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ScreenSkills Trainee Finder is an entry-level placement scheme which places individuals on animation, children's live-action TV, film and high-end TV productions to ensure a continued supply of a new generation of talent, capable of world-class creative content. They become part of an industry-recognised group of trainees, receiving exclusive access to training placements.

Taking trainees through Trainee Finder enables you to claim funding for part of the duration of the trainees' time on the production. You must be a paying member of either the Film Skills Fund, High-end TV Skills Fund, Animation Skills Fund, or Children's TV Skills Fund.

All trainees go through a three-stage application process and are shortlisted after the input of industry professionals.

Find out more about the process, including how much you can claim, in the FAQs below. If you would like to speak to one of the Trainee Finder team email one of the following:

Animation: Matt Brothers

Film: Naomi Joseph

High-end TV and children’s TV: Stephanie De La Paz