Production Department Apprentice

The closing date for this job has now passed. 

Welsh speaking is essential for this role

The Shared 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 company to company dependant on the length and availability of productions. 

The Shared Apprenticeship employer shall be South East Wales City Region ATA Limited (“ATA Limited”) but, during your Apprenticeship, you shall be appointed to work for a Host Production Company, or Host Production Companies. During the duration of the apprenticeship of 12 months it is expected that the apprentice will work on more than one production, and for more than one production company, dependant on the apprentice’s skill set and aptitude.

Current and former apprentices have and are currently working on productions such as:

  • Casualty
  • Doctor Who
  • Pobol Y Cwm
  • His Dark Materials
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Fleabag


£12,500 PA

Job Description

The Production Department Apprentice acts as a general assistant within the Department on productions on location across Wales to help ensure the smooth running of the production.

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 Apprentice will be working on a wide variety of productions during the term of the apprenticeship.

What does a Production Department Apprentice do?

As a Production Department Apprentice, you will need to be enthusiastic, hardworking, have good attention to detail and be an excellent communicator.  As part of the Production Team you will assist the Line Producer/Production Manager/Production Co-ordinator/Assistant Directors in order to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the production.

Apprentices within the Production Department are expected to do everything from making coffee, answering the phone, booking travel and stock and providing all types of support to the production team in the production office and on set. You will be computer literate and be able to think for yourselves.

You need the ability to organise, but also to work to direction, and be motivated and enthusiastic.

The role may sometimes involve long and unsociable hours.

What kind of person do I need be?

  • Good communicator
  • Analytical
  • A Self-Starter
  • Determined
  • Organised
  • Diplomatic
  • Methodical
  • Good at taking direction
  • A clean driving licence

Essential Skills

  • The ability to communicate fluently in Welsh is essential for this role
  • Strong 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;
  • A clean driving licence.

General Competencies

  • 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.


Whilst working as a Production Department Apprentice you will be completing a 12-month Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media.

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CLOSING DATE: 17/02/20 @ 13.00