ScreenSkills: New research on skills post-Covid

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Research shows belief in opportunities post-Covid

The screen industries believe there are opportunities created by the coronavirus pandemic to make lasting positive change that should not be missed, according to new research published by ScreenSkills. Recruitment remains a problem for 82% of employers surveyed.

Give back to the industry as a mentor

ScreenSkills is seeking experienced screen professionals to volunteer as mentors for a new cohort of talent from groups currently under-represented in the industry. Find out more or read about the mentoring experience of Swansea-based Jamie Wilson and Dani Abram.

Centre of Screen Excellence: Elstree opens for recruitment

Recruitment has begun for students to the UK’s second Centre of Screen Excellence, which is designed to support the production hub at Elstree, Hertfordshire. Up to 60 places will be available on costume, grip, hair and make-up, lighting, art direction and production assistant courses from September.

In brief...

  • Young Animator of the Year is open for applications from 11- to 18-year-olds. Please share the Animation Skills Fund-supported initiative with any young people with an interest in animation.
  • Congratulations to I May Destroy You, Small Axe, Roadkill and Formula 1: Drive to Survive for winning at the Bafta TV Craft Awards and a big thank you for contributing to the High-end TV Skills Fund. Read more.
  • Look back at our panel at the Restart Conference, hosted by Screen International and Broadcast on 18 May, on why investing in an inclusive workforce is the route to recovery post-Covid.
  • If you are based in Norfolk and would like to work in screen, apply now for Open Doors Norfolk and hear from a panel of Norfolk-based industry practitioners.
  • If you are working on pioneering new projects, products or services built on the convergence of creativity and technology, you can apply by 25 June for the Creative Industries Council’s Createch Ones to Watch 2021.
  • Information and opportunities from across the whole of the screen industries can now be found in one handy place on the ScreenSkills website. Two directories bring together quality content from different screen organisations to make it easier for anyone wanting to get into or progress in screen. Read more.
  • More than 76,000 people have completed our free basic coronavirus awareness on production training since it first launched. Of these, more than 13,000 people have re-taken the module since, to stay up-to-date. Join them today.