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If you think you might like to apply for the Scheme in future, please read on for more information about what being a trainee entails...
What would I be doing on the Scheme?
This scheme offers a first step into the television industry.
You could be a trainee Development Researcher supporting the creative process, an office-based Runner helping production teams, or assisting on location.
You could be asked to do anything from getting teas to delivering props. With every task you will be gaining valuable insight into how television works – and where you might fit into the industry.
Some things previous runners got up to:
- Logging material for the edit
- Assisting with kit on location
- Getting crew lunches & teas
- Looking after talent
What's expected of me?
- Be on time or preferably early!
- Have a can-do attitude - doing everything that is asked of you gets you new opportunities
- Make sure you are supporting the production - helping them out when they need it
- Be keen to learn - being a trainee gives you a fabulous viewpoint from which to observe how things work
- Be a willing problem solver and have an ability to think on your feet
- Be organised and know how to prioritise what you need to get done
- Have a passion for television and the enthusiasm to develop your career
What will I get paid?
You will get the London Living Wage (currently £9.75 per hour).
How long is the contract?
The Scheme runs for six months.
What training is on offer?
You’ll have a full programme of training, normally on a Saturday throughout the six months which will teach you everything you need to know to build a career in television production.