Getting your foot in the door can be hard, right?
Creative Skillset's Trainee Finder has helped place trainees on UK Feature Films, Children's TV and High-End TV Drama across the UK as part of their respective Film Trainee Finder, Children’s TV Skills Levy and HETV Trainee Finder programmes.
Trainee Finder has helped place trainees on Feature Films including Wonder Woman, Jurassic World, God's Own Country, Breathe and Lady Macbeth, and on High-End TV Dramas such as Peaky Blinders, Poldark, Game of Thrones, Outlander, Dr Foster and No Offence.
How can I become a trainee?
We will be accepting applications for the next intake of trainees from 5 December 2017 until 8 January 2018. If you already have less than a year's paid experience in the department you wish to be placed in or transferable skills, you can apply here.
If you're approved, you'll be added to the Trainee Finder database which companies can search to find the right trainee for their business.
How does Trainee Finder work?
If you are successful in your application and become a trainee you will be added to the Trainee Finder database.
If you are chosen, the company will offer a training placement including an expenses allowance that will cover the cost of living. This will be paid either weekly or monthly.
Trainees who receive a placement will be engaged by UK based companies for placements of anything from a few weeks up to several months.
Trainees are required to follow a training plan which the company will help them implement. Training will include plenty of hands-on experience.
Why should I apply?
You not only gain first-hand experience of the industry, you also make those all-important contacts that are so essential when competing for a job.
By becoming a part of either the Film or HETV Trainee Finder, you will become part of an industry recognised group of trainees, receiving exclusive access to training placements on some of the most exciting Films or TV Dramas being shot in the UK. Whilst on production, you will get the opportunity to be supported by a supervisor within your department, learn and develop your craft through on the job training, and gain important contacts to help you find future work.
How can I apply?
Find out more about Trainee Finder, including how to check whether you're eligible and how to apply.
Applications will open on 5 December 2017 and close on 8 January 2018. Click here to apply,