It is important to speak to young people about roles in film because the industry will stagnate without new blood. It's that simple to me.Catherine Geary, Locations Manager
We are delighted to be working closely with the UK film industry and industry partners such as the British Film Institute (BFI) and ScreenSkills to support education around screen industry careers through classroom based lessons and curriculum linked resources. Our new careers page aims to keep you up-to-date with information and resources to help grow your learners' understanding of the film industry, and what opportunities are available to young people who want to explore working in the British film industry!
After engaging with our Careers program...
said their knowledge of specific skills needed for employment in the film industry had improved
said they felt that working in the film industry was a real possibility for them
The UK has a global reputation for its leading work in the film and screen industries, but specific areas face acute skill shortages. Read the BFI Future Film Skills report that forecasts that the industry will need 10,000 new entrants by 2020 to continue to be as successful, meaning there are loads of new opportunities for young people to get involved!
There is a widely-held assumption that to take a job in the film-industry you need to study film or an arts subject. In fact, the job roles available in the film industry extend over and beyond that of the whole school curriculum. Whether you are a careers advisor, an interested parent, an educator, or a young person considering a career in the film industry, we are committed to being cross-curricular in our approach. To this end, our new joint-funded Who Makes A Film? map, created with ScreenSkills, is now available for you to use in your classroom, and demonstrates the different job roles and departments within film, and how they interlink.
The below resource refers to all of the UK's screen industries, and is available in both English and Welsh language.
There are so many different opportunities available. The depth of employment is so varied, from acting to directing, designing, producing, technical and administration roles, and beyond.John Bright, Costume Designer
Explore this area of our website to discover our careers-focused resources, news stories and videos of industry professionals talking about their specific roles and giving tips for the best ways to follow in their footsteps and get into the industry. You'll also find careers-centred CPD and teacher training opportunities. Keep an eye out for new announcements and resources coming soon!
For further information about film job roles visit ScreenSkills and check out the Creative Careers website which brings together careers information and opportunities from creative organisations in one explorable directory.