Last week was Week 3 of training for the first cohort of our West of England Film/HETV Workforce Development Programme.

Sessions included a special visit to VI Rental, one of our tenant companies based on site at the Studios in our Creative Hub.

The team demoed some of their fantastic camera and lighting kit and talked about the kind of set ready skills that are necessary for practical work in the industry, shedding light on what working in lighting/camera and the field of kit hire is like.

They also talked about how they support different types of production, including The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4) and Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker (Channel 4), along with many other tv shows, short films, music videos and commercials.  Big thanks to them for taking the time to inspire and inform our trainees!

Be part of it

The Introductory Webinar for Round 2 of our Workforce Development Programme takes place on Tuesday 7th May 2024 and is now open for registrationIf you’re a West of England resident interested in a film and TV production career, don’t miss this chance to find out more about the scheme.

Applications for Round 2 will open shortly after the Webinar on Tuesday 7th May 2024 and will remain open until 5pm on Monday 13th May 2024, so if you like what you’ve heard you will have until then to apply.

For full information about the scheme, including eligibility criteria and registration links, click here

This scheme is funded by the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority’s Mayoral Priority Skills Fund which provides flexible grants to meet current priority skills gaps in the region. This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.