Company:                               Real SFX
Apprenticeship Role:          Special Effects Trainee Apprentice
Location:                                 Cardiff

About the Organisation

Real SFX logoReal 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

They will be a practical person with an interest in engineering, mechanics and electrics.

They would need to be versatile and innovative, have an aptitude to learn and have the ability to think on their feet and problem solve.

They would need to have an interest in learning a range of advanced workshop skills such as welding and want to have the opportunity to use a variety of machines to create effects such as wind, rain, snow and fire and learn the safe use of pyrotechnics.

They will need to be very aware of Health and Safety and be willing to listen and learn from experienced technicians.

Essential Skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • Team spirit
  • Can-do attitude

Desirable but not Essential Skills

  • A driving licence would be an advantage in this role


Whilst working for Real SFX you will be completing a 12-month Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media.


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 more information on the minimum wage, visit www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

How to Apply

Download and complete the application form and ffurflen monitro amrywiaeth for this role.  Once completed, attach both forms to an email and send to help@sgilcymru.com. 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

17:00pm Monday 8th of August 2016.

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