Return To Work Scheme
ScreenSkills Return To Work Scheme in association with Film London supports parents and carers who have taken a career break and are keen to come back to work in the Post Production and VFX sector for high-end TV, providing them with training workshops, a specialised mentor and a paid company placement.
Our first ever Return to Work scheme took place in 2017 for parents and carers in the High End TV industry and in 2018/2019 ten parents and carers successfully completed paid placements within the Post Production and VFX sector as part of ScreenSkills Return To Work Scheme in association with Film London.
After all completing a paid placement, many of the returners were offered extended placements or full-time positions, contributing toward wider skills and diversity within the specialised sector.
With more and more opportunities becoming available within the screen industries, the Return To Work Scheme strives to make sure that these opportunities reach those who are looking to return to the industry. Their skills, experience and creativity are vital at a time when High-end TV is booming. These differences in experience enrich the industry and the content we create, and by helping companies cast a wider net when it comes to recruitment we hope to play a part in maintaining our industry’s success.
As a nationwide programme, placements were secured in London, Bournemouth and Wales at the following Post Production and VFX companies in 2018/2019:
· Outpost (Bournemouth)
· Bait Studio (Wales)
· JellyFish Pictures