The CRIW Apprenticeship scheme is a brilliant way to come into the industry since it shows people how the sector really works, as the apprentices will be moving from production to production, dependent on shooting schedules.
The role offers opportunities to gain essential experience of the process of producing content and offers wide-ranging networking opportunities that are valuable within the Media sector.
The crew on a film or TV production is made up of a variety of different departments, and can be entirely staffed by freelancers who move from production to production. As a CRIW Apprentice, you’ll be working alongside freelancers and could be in any department, including:
Assistant Directors – ensuring good communication on set between departments, working with cast and supporting artists
Production Office – providing logistical support by organising travel/accommodation, generating and distributing paperwork
Locations – making sure the location or studio is ready to shoot and maintained throughout the shoot day, and new locations prepared
There may also be opportunities in other departments depending on production requirements. Either way, you’ll also be making tea/coffee, talking on the phone/radio and will most likely spend most of the day on your feet. You might find yourself working for a number of weeks on one production, and then just a few days on another – just like a freelancer.
The role may involve working long and unsociable hours. You don’t need prior experience of working in production, but you definitely need to be motivated, enthusiastic and hard working.
Covid-19 working protocols will be in place to adhere to, per production.
• Aged 16+
• Be based in Wales
• Have a keen interest in working in roles behind-the-scenes of film and TV productions
• Able to commit to 12 months commencing Monday 22 February 2021
• Access to internet for off-site learning when required
• A clean driving licence.
Existing experience in the industry is not necessary.
A limited number of vacancies require fluent Welsh speakers.
Whilst working as a CRIW Apprentice you will be completing a 12-month Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media.
What kind of person do I need be?
• Good communicator
• A Self-Starter
• Good at taking direction
• Competent IT skills, including Microsoft packages, such as Word and Excel;
• Ability to take direction and to work as part of a team;
• Good communication and people skills;
• Initiative and awareness;
• Organising and prioritising;
• Ability to respond, and to work quickly, under pressure;
• The ability to communicate fluently in Welsh is essential for some of the Apprenticeship role opportunities, but Welsh is not essential for all applicants.
• Teamwork – Highly effective team player.
• Managing Relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
• Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information
• Influencing and persuading – Ability to present sound and well reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change
• Planning and organising – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Priorities and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
• Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
• Drive – Demonstrates commitment, motivation and energy.
• Self Development – Demonstrates personal strengths and development needs, and continually seeks to improve performance by learning new skills and behaviours.
• Flexibility – Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.
Important dates and how to apply
There are ten vacancies available.
Closing date for applications: Monday 25 January 2021 @ Midday
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 8 February 2021
Role commences: Monday 22 February 2021 (for 12 months)
Click HERE to complete the application form.
Please contact us HERE if you have any questions.