Fullsizerender_bannerHETV Trainee Finder Induction 2017

HETV Trainee Finder Launches for 2017/18

We’re delighted to announce that our new team of HETV Drama trainees have now undertaken their 2 day induction ready to start placements between July 2017 and March 2018.

This new scheme will see 75 trainees placed across 7 departments - Locations, Sound, Costume, Hair and Make up, Camera, Art Department and Post production. For the new scheme all of the trainees have now undergone a selection process and those HETV productions that pay into the TV levy can now access up to 3 trainees per production for between 4 – 36 weeks. For more information click here.

Following weeks of interviews engaging with industry professionals to take part in the selection process, our 75 trainees went forward to attend a 2 day induction run at Elstree Film Studios on the 23rd and 24th June. Run by Addie Orfila trainees attended sessions focusing on set etiquette, understanding paperwork, working safely in productions, looking after yourself, managing finance and CV and networking sessions. The 2 days also saw industry professionals and former trainees coming in for panel sessions to meet the trainees and offer advice and guidance for their next 8 months. Speakers included Location manager Chris Bunyan and Focus puller Mike Hannan both kindly sourced for us via our HETV council members The Production Guild and GBCT.

Former trainees who came to spoke included Gaynor Millican of the Art department who undertook placements on productions such as Victoria for Mammoth Screen and who is now working on Vera for ITV in the NorthEast. Also Natalie Campbell, Camera who was placed on Lucky Man 2 and Loaded as well as Sira Pocovi and Angus Mitchell who were former trainees with Sara Putt Associates.

Nicky Ball, Trainee Finder Senior Manager:

“We had a great 2 days at Elstree getting to know each other as a team and hearing from some great industry speakers and former trainees. Whilst we packed a lot into 2 days we’ll be running further short courses for all our trainees over the next 8 months across finance, health and safety, sustainability and networking"

But what did our new trainees for 2017/18 think of their induction weekend?

"Great scheme which seems structured to truly help us start our careers in the film and television industry. The induction not only introduces you to all the daunting information slowly and surely but it enables you to meet your fellow industry colleagues and socialise, building relationships that will hopefully be useful in the future". Ben Brown Camera.

"I enjoyed the priority of the importance of looking after yourself. Addie’s enthusiasm really encouraged me to push for where I want to be in the industry". Courtney Wotherspoon, Art department.

"I found the panel with former trainees and industry speakers to be equally the most interesting. To receive advice and tips directly from practitioners currently working in the industry was an invaluable experience, I loved hearing from the perspectives of each speaker each who was in a different stage of their career and a different field of the industry". Jessica Miles, Art department.

If you are interested in hosting one of our 2017/18 please contact Trainee Finder manager Patrizia Berardi patriziab@creativeskillset.org for further information.