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Screenskills Trainee Finder 2023/24 – webinar announced

Oct 13, 2022

Date: 24 Oct 2022, 18:00-19:00
: Online
Age: 18+
Price: Free
Career stages: Entry, Early
Industries: Film, High-end TV, Children’s TV
Funding: ScreenSkills funded

Why ScreenSkills Trainee Finder could be the programme for you

Recruitment for ScreenSkills’ 2023 Trainee Finder programme opens on Monday, 24 October 2022 and we are hosting a Q&A that day to explain what it is, how it works and whether it could be for you.

Trainee Finder is ScreenSkills’ industry-respected entry-level programme which places trainees with less than a year’s industry experience on paid placements with films and children’s and high-end TV (HETV) series.

This hour-long webinar will give you all the information that you need about how Trainee Finder supports trainees and what makes a great candidate.

Access requirements: If there is anything we can do to accommodate your attendance please email Jess as soon as possible:

This event will be interpreted into British Sign Language (BSL) and live Zoom captioning will be available.

A recording of this event will be made available on the Screenskills website following the live event.

Who it’s for

This event is for anybody who wants to know more about the ScreenSkills Trainee Finder programme. Perhaps you want to know how the programme works and what kind of placements will be on offer? Or, maybe you are already considering applying and want to know what key things we look for in an application. Trainee Finder is for candidates with some, but not more than a year’s experience in the industry. If you are interested in applying or are just thinking about getting into the industry, click ‘get ticket’ to secure your place.

To apply for Trainee Finder you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You need to be over the age of 18
  • You must live in the UK and have evidence of the right to work in the UK
  • You must have completed full-time education by 31 March 2023– please note you do not need a university degree to apply
  • You must have less than 12 months of relevant, paid experience in your chosen department
  • You need to demonstrate adequate research into the Trainee Finder programme
  • You need to demonstrate an interest in and commitment to the chosen department

What it covers

On stage will be Film Trainee Finder lead Celia Small, HETV Trainee Finder outreach manager Joanna Booth, as well as ScreenSkills Trainee Finder trainees –  a mix of former and current trainees from a range of departments – who will share their first-hand experience of Trainee Finder and offer advice for people who want to apply as well as hints and tips for anyone just starting out.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with all your questions!

How to apply

The event will take place online on Zoom Webinar.

Click here to reserve your place: you will need to log in or create an account on the ScreenSkills website before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent you via email.

Go to Trainee Finder to read more about the programme. Recruitment will go live on 24 October and close on 28th November 2022.

Contact information

Name: Jess Franses

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