Creative Careers Academy Useful Contacts

Creative Opportunities:

(it may be worth bookmarking some of these) 


Film & TV

Pat Llewellyn bursary for your big idea (open now)

Mama Youth training schemes

Sarah Putt

PACT trainee scheme

Intermedia: LGBTQ+ mentoring

Media Trust: training and development events

Edinburgh TV Festival: The Network - entry level TV training & 'at work' scheme (2019)


Disability Access

Leonard Cheshire

BBC Extend



Dreamworks Skills development (takes place in June) -

Roundhouse creative projects -

(Graduate) CharityWorks is a 12-month scheme with some creative placements -

Creative Society - The Creative Society support young people to establish themselves in the creative sector through workshops, events and mentoring. Contact to gain advice and guidance about your creative career

Creative writing community & opportunities -


Film work / Crew work

There are lots of companies and organisations that can help you find more opportunities in your local area through their crewing service:

If you are based in the regions or nations below, do check out the below some of whom run FREE crew databases that you can sign up to:

England outside London. Creative England run a free crew database that you can sign up to

Scotland, check out Film Bang - NB this is a paying commercial crew database

Wales, Wales Screen

Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen

Liverpool. Liverpool film office

Birmingham, Film Birmingham

Bristol, Bristol Film Office

Bath Film office

North East, Northern Film and Film cover the whole of the North East

Edinburgh, Film Edinburgh

Scotland, Fife and Tayside

Suffolk, Film Suffolk

There are a lot of crewing agencies and websites out there that will charge you to be on their books. Do make sure that you have signed up to a lot of the FREE resources out there initially and if you do sign up, do make sure that the ones you join do advertise jobs in your department and in TV Drama as many specialise more in Factual and Documentary.

Facebook is a great resource for groups that specialise in Film and TV jobs and departments. Many jobs are advertised this way.

BECTU: have National and regional branches that hold regular events and training courses as well as freelancer fairs

Royal Television Society (RTS) have National and regional centres that run events and awards

Check out the Guilds, organisations and trade bodies that work in and cover the department that you are inserted in working in such as:

Camera GBCT


Sound AMPS


Locations the Production Guild - run location assistant training

Make up NASMAH

Costume Check out the Facebook pages Costume Networking group and Costume Guild anybody?

Art Department: British Film Designers guild

Post UK Screen Association is a trade body for companies, but a great resource to be aware of to hear about what's going on in the industry