SIGN has awarded funding to five Yorkshire and Humber-based SMEs to host a placement as part of the Placements, Internships and Insights scheme.
The placements will support individuals including those from diverse backgrounds that are currently under-represented or have been excluded from getting into or developing their career in the screen industries.
Starting in July this year, the placements offer opportunities in TV research, production, social media and marketing, with several of them being open for applications now (see below).
Due to changes in working practices brought about by Covid-19, participants may be required to work remotely, however some roles will offer opportunities to work in person. This could include working in a production office or on a location shoot.
The SIGN team will be working closely with businesses and participants during the placements to ensure that both parties get the most out of the scheme.
The placement opportunities
Candour | Deadline 11 June 2021
Candour Productions is a multi-award winning independent production company, based in Leeds. This placement will offer the successful participant the opportunity to see a project through to completion and will work across a number of areas in a well established production company.
Clockwork Films | Deadline 6 June
Clockwork Films are a startup TV company that was formed in Leeds during the first lockdown. The placement will involve being part of ClockWork’s Development Team and some location or production work.
Animation and Marketing Assistant
Fettle Animation | Deadline 11 June
Fettle Animation makes animation in the hills at the heart of Pennine Yorkshire. This placement will have a strong marketing and PR focus and will help develop Fettle’s business by promoting the work that they do.
Oxygen Films | Deadline 31 May 2021
Oxygen Films is an entirely non-profit, self-funded, community interest film production company, based in Leeds. The successful candidate will continue to support their TV show, A Series of Light, which is available on Amazon Prime.
Production and Development Assistant
Tyke Films | Deadline 5 July 2021
Based in Sheffield, Tyke Films aims to make a bold contribution to the UK filmmaking landscape through a slate of personal stories. Their placement aims to address the shortage of technical skills in the Yorkshire and Humber screen industries.
These placements provide the opportunity for participants to develop their skills and make a real impact in a business to develop their careers in the screen industries.