The Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme is a professional development programme designed to support trainees working behind the camera in High End TV drama and film. Over ten one-day workshops you will receive a range of professional support that will help you present yourself professionally, and successfully manage a freelance career. Sessions include:

    • CV and cover letter writing
    • Career strategy and negotiation
    • Managing your finances as a freelancer
    • Networking skills
    • Resilience and well-being

You are eligible for this scheme if you are a UK resident and currently have two professional credits but less than three years’ cumulative experience in your chosen department: Camera, Sound, Edit, Production Office, Art, Costume, AD, Script Supervisor, Locations, Hair & MakeUp, VFX.

    You need to be:
  • In need of advice on how to build a sustainable freelance career
  • Confident in your technical skills but unsure how to sell yourself
  • Keen to build a peer group network
  • Able to invest time in putting what you learn into practice
  • Willing to be proactive and create your own opportunities

The scheme is currently OPEN for applications.

Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 16th January, 2022.

Interviews will be held in February-March 2022 over Zoom (TBC).

If you haven’t heard from us by the 31st March you application has been unsuccessful. Due to the number of applications we receive it is not possible for us to give feedback on individual applications.

The scheme runs from April – December 2022 (exact dates TBC).

When it is safe to do so, Trainee Days will be held on Saturdays at a wheelchair accessible central London location. Otherwise, sessions will be delivered via Zoom.

Cost: £150 (incl. VAT)

We are committed to diversity and encourage applications from people from underrepresented backgrounds

Trainee scheme 2022 application form