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

Deadline for applications: MIDNIGHT Sunday 24th January 2021

Interviews will be held in February-March 2021 over Zoom.

The scheme runs from April – December 2021 (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 2021 application form