Company:                           Real SFX
Apprenticeship Role:     Production Assistant Apprentice
Location:                            Cardiff

About the Organisation

Real SFX are a double BAFTA Craft and double BAFTA Cymru Award winning company providing high quality special effects to the TV and Film industry.  Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, we specialise in atmospheric, fire, explosives, mechanical rigs, model making and soft props.

Job Description

As an SFX Production Apprentice the work is extremely varied and provides a good entry-level administrative role into the media industries.

PLEASE NOTE this is not a job involving prosthetics, make up or making props.

Typical duties you will undertake will include assisting with:

 Answering telephones
 Production paperwork
 Data entry
 Arranging crew and transportation reservations
 Photocopying
 General office administration
 Attending events
 Social media and website management
 Distributing production paperwork.

Essential Skills:

 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 organisational and administrative skills
 Excellent customer service skills
 Basic knowledge of Microsoft and Mac computers
 Full UK Driving Licence
 Team spirit
 Can-do Attitude

Desirable but not Essential Skills:

 Spoken and written Welsh


Whilst working for Real SFX, you will be completing a 15-month Higher Level (4) Apprenticeship in Advertising and Marketing Communications.


The exact salary for this role is TBC. The minimum an apprentice will receive is the National Minimum Apprentice Allowance, which is £3.30 per hour for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship. Those aged 19 years or over will be eligible for at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group once their first 12 months as an Apprentice has been completed.

For more information on the minimum wage, visit

How to Apply

Download and complete the application form and diversity monitoring form for this role.  Once completed, attach both forms to an email and send to You will receive confirmation that your application has been received once it has been checked by a member of staff.

If you have not had a response within 24 hours (not including weekends), please phone 07843 779870.

If you have questions about the apprenticeship programme, please check the FAQ on the web site.

Closing Date

0900 on Monday 13th June 2016.

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