Applicants have until 7th December to apply for the 2019-20 trainee scheme, which places candidates on feature films, television and children’s TV productions.
The ScreenSkills scheme invites 75 more recruits for film and 40 more for television, from a variety of backgrounds, to apply for the scheme that offers paid work opportunities across the UK.
Previous film trainees have worked on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Peterloo, Stan and Ollie, and Lady Macbeth.
High-end TV recruits have worked on dramas including Bodyguard, No Offence, A Very English Scandal, Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones and Outlander, and children’s TV Trainees have been placed on Millie Inbetween and Class Dismissed.
Successful applicants on the 2017-2018 Film Trainee Finder were 66% women, 60% from outside London and 20% from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background and for High-end TV Trainee Finder 79% were women, 67% from outside London and 20% black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME).
Applications have no upper age limit and require two references but do not require a university degree. Candidates must only apply for one of the two schemes (Film or High-end TV).
All successful applicants will take part in an induction, including health and safety training, set etiquette and management as a freelancer.
Film Trainee Finder is looking for trainees who want to develop a career in: the art department, assistant directing, camera, costume, editing, hair and make-up, locations, production accounting, production office (suitable for aspiring production managers), production sound (location) and video assist departments.
High-end TV Trainee Finder requires trainees in: art department, camera, costume, post-production (editorial), floor running, hair and make-up, locations, sound (location) and production office running.
“We have worked really hard via our extensive outreach work to ensure the programme is inclusive and accessible,” said Kaye Elliott, Director of High-end Television. “One of the successes of the scheme has been that as so many productions want to be involved, we are able to offer opportunities to candidates across a wide range of skills shortage areas, based across the UK.”
Gareth Ellis-Unwin, Head of Film, added, “From studio blockbusters to independents, we work with some of the biggest names in film as well as those making debut features to make sure that Trainee Finder trainees add genuine value to the production while receiving invaluable experience.”
Apply now for the Trainee Finder scheme here: www.screenskills.com/traineefinder19
Applications close on 7th December 2018 for the 2019-20 intake.