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Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Mon 16 Sep 2019

Deadline, 16 Sept:ScreenSkills training opportunity: First Break

Deadline, 16 Sept:ScreenSkills training opportunity: First Break

Is First Break for you?

First Break is a project that supports people at the start of their career or thinking about a behind-the-camera career in television drama.

ScreenSkills have partnered with ITV on Coronation Street and Emmerdale where they will support, nurture and encourage participants who are considering a role behind the camera; giving you the tools, knowledge and a comprehensive taster of work experience across the production process.

If you have always wanted to work in television drama but don’t have the experience, industry contacts or qualifications, First Break could be for you. ScreenSkills are looking for participants who are keen to learn, who are enthusiastic, hardworking and who are passionate and interested in working in TV.
To be sure they reach a wide reach of new talent they have established the following eligibility and entry criteria that you must meet are:

• You have an interest in working in TV drama i.e. camera, sound, edit, makeup etc. Please note this is a behind the scenes support programme and not for actors
• You live near ITV’s production bases in Media City UK, Salford and Central Leeds.
• You are 18 or older
• You are a career changer who often finds that a barrier to entry-level jobs is your lack of work experience.
• You have been in the care system and are a care leaver
• At the time of your application, you are unemployed or low waged/claiming some benefits or have attended further education – BTEC and NVQs
• You live in the UK and have evidence of the right to work in the UK

ScreenSkills particularly welcome applications from women in the technical department and men in creative arts, people from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background and disabled people.

The Kirklees Works Better Team can help people with their applications if they are not currently employed and live in the Kirklees area , call 01484 221000 and ask for Works Better if this is something you are interested in.

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