Main Employer: Apprenticeship Training Agency South East Wales City Region
Apprentice Role: Post-Production (picture and sound) CRIW apprentice
Location of Role: Placements with various companies in the South East and South West area
The CRIW Apprenticeship scheme is an excellent way to come into the industry since it shows people how the sector really works, as the apprentices will be moving from company to company.
The role offers opportunities to gain essential experience of the process and offers wide-ranging networking opportunities that are valuable within the Media sector.
Having an awareness of basic editing techniques and post-production processes including ingesting files would be an advantage.
Post-production apprentices are expected to do everything including making tea and coffee, answering the phone, providing all types of admin support as well managing the reception areas and keeping all the edit suites tidy and the clients happy. You also need to demonstrate a positive and committed attitude and a strong desire to learn since the hours can be long.
Examples of the jobs a Post-Production Apprentice could do in the future –
- Assistant Editor
- Online/Offline Editor
- VT Operator
What kind of person do I need to be?
- Good communicator
- A self – starter
- Ability to manage change
- Good at taking direction
- Knowledge of Post-production processes
- Advanced IT skills
- Effective team working skills
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Initiative and awareness
- High level of organisational skills and precise attention to detail
- Initiative and problem solving skills
- Ability to respond, and to work quickly under pressure
- Diplomacy and sensitivity when working with clients
- 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.
- Creative Thinking – Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
- 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
The role may involve working long and unsociable hours. You don’t need prior experience of working in the TV and film industry, but you definitely need to be motivated, enthusiastic and hard working.
Covid-19 working protocols will be in place to adhere to, per company.
• 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, 26th July 2021
• Access to internet for off-site learning when required
• A driving licence and own transport
• Existing experience in the industry is not necessary.
• A limited number of vacancies require fluent Welsh speakers.
£12,500 per annum
Whilst working as a CRIW Apprentice you will be completing a 12-month Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media.
Applications now closed.