ScreenSkills apprenticeship pilot kicks off with 20 apprentices

ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body, Netflix and WarnerMedia has welcomed a diverse cohort of 20 apprentices on to a pilot programme for apprenticeships in the UK’s booming screen industries. The ScreenSkills apprenticeship pilot will see 10 apprentices train as broadcast production assistants and a further 10 as assistant production accountants across the wide-ranging slates of Netflix … Read more

ScreenSkills research shows COVID created opportunities for positive change that should not be missed

The screen industries believe there are opportunities created by the coronavirus pandemic to make lasting positive change that should not be missed, according to new research. Views on remote working, technological change and environmental sustainability were all explored in the ScreenSkills Assessment 2021, supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of the … Read more

ScreenSkills responds to new research showing only a quarter of screen workers are from working-class backgrounds

ScreenSkills has called for greater collaboration on improving social mobility in the UK screen industries as new research shows that only a quarter of people working in the sector come from lower socio-economic backgrounds, compared to 38% across in the workforce as a whole. The research into class diversity in the screen industries was undertaken … Read more

TV and film industry unites to launch new fund for unscripted TV

A new fund which will address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the UK and build a bigger pool of off-screen crew and talent in the nations and regions is announced today by ScreenSkills with broadcasters, SVoDs and Pact. The new Unscripted TV Skills Fund will invest matched contributions from broadcasters and productions to … Read more

ScreenSkills’ Creative Careers Programme reaches more than 120,000 young people in 2020/21

More than 120,000 young people, 900 schools and 200 careers advisers have engaged with the Creative Careers Programme in the last year despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions. This includes 461 schools who participated in the Discover! Creative Careers Week 2021. The initiative – which aims to build awareness of the jobs that exist in the … Read more

Industry unites to launch new fund and transform investment in training for unscripted TV

A new fund which will address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the UK and build a bigger pool of off-screen crew and talent in the nations and regions has been announced by ScreenSkills with broadcasters, SVoDs and Pact.  The new Unscripted TV Skills Fund will invest matched contributions from broadcasters and productions to address skills shortages, build a more inclusive workforce … Read more

ScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar looks ahead after a turbulent year

The end of the financial year coinciding so closely with the anniversary of the first lockdown of the pandemic led ScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar to reflect on the lessons of the past year and what was achieved. Kumar said: “I want to start by looking forward. The screen industries have bounced back with remarkable resilience … Read more

ScreenSkills is born and launches ‘Giving Back’ initiative

Creative Skillset has adopted a new name, ScreenSkills, to more clearly reflect the work they do delivering a skilled workforce for the UK’s screen industries – film, television, animation, VFX (visual effects) and games. The new identity is launched with an initiative, Giving Back, which calls on the industry to play its part in ensuring … Read more

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