At Film London’s Skills Department, we strive to ignite the spark of creative or practical brilliance, offering a canvas on which an array of talent can flourish. Our training, mentoring and career development programmes are the palettes from which diverse dreams are painted: they foster growth, inclusivity, and the promise of a future written in the universal creative screen industries.
During recent years, the UK screen industries have been booming. As a result there is an abundance of opportunities for people from all backgrounds and a with a range of previous experience to enter this creative world. These relate to a wide variety of roles within Film, Scripted and Unscripted TV, High-End TV, VFX, post-production, games and animation and other areas within the screen sector.
Through ita various programmes and partnership initiatives, Film London Skills Team recruits, trains and supports the development of people with different skills and potential (ranging from new entrants to Heads of Department), and equips them to maximise a range of opportunities.
With a strong focus on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability, the Skills Team works closely with industry partners and promotes collaboration with higher education institutions and further education colleges.
Through the Metro London Skills Cluster (supported by the BFI) and the Mayor of London’s Creative Skills Academywhich are founded on these industry-education partnerships, Film London provides a rich variety of training, employment, support and career development programmes.
Central to all our work on skills is our Equal Access Network (EAN): this strives to connect diverse talent across the capital with the rapidly increasing number of opportunities linked to the rapid growth of the screen industries, and to address employers’ skills needs in all areas of the sector.