Get a Grip
Acknowledging the shortage of Grips in the HETV industry, we teamed up with BECTU and held two one day introductory seminars in Manchester and London to select a new intake of Grip trainees.
Applicants did not need prior knowledge of the industry just a basic understanding of mechanics and construction with a mature attitude to health and safety and an aptitude to physically and mentally demanding work. Successful applicants will proceed to a second round assessment at a one-day workshop at Duke’s Island Studios on 10 December.
From this, a cohort will be selected to become ofﬁcial Grips Branch trainees. After a period of time gaining experience in a grip equipment hire company, the new trainees will go on to work under the supervision of certiﬁed advanced Level 3 Grips and other industry professionals on HETV productions across the UK.