Trainees in Scripted Drama (Shetland and Glasgow)

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Silverprint Pictures
Job Type
6 week placements April - July 2021


Are you based in Scotland? Interested in a career in TV but don’t know where to start? We’ve got a fantastic opportunity for 5 people to get a 6 week paid trainee placement on series 6 of BBC’s returning drama series, Shetland.

You don’t need any TV experience. As well as young people straight out of school or college, we’re also interested in hearing from career changers possibly moving from industries like theatre and live events which are badly impacted by the pandemic. There is no upper age limit, however you must be 18 or over to apply.

The trainees will each spend 6 weeks with the production, with dates varying depending on the department, but all placements will take place between April and July 2021. Filming happens in and around Glasgow, in studio and on Shetland. Trainees will spend time on location in Glasgow and in studio and there may be a chance for some trainees to work with their department on Shetland.

We’d like to hear from people who are interested in working in the following departments:

  • Camera
  • Sound
  • Costume
  • Hair and Make Up
  • Props
  • Locations
  • AD
  • Edit Assistant
  • Script Supervisor

You can find out more about these departments and the different job roles here.

All trainee placements will be paid at an industry runner rate, with accommodation on Shetland also covered. If you require it, we will also support trainees with accommodation in Glasgow.

We welcome applications from everyone but would like to encourage applications from demographics that are currently under-represented in the TV industry.

Applications should be made through the TCN Talent Pool. Click on the button below to apply. You’ll need to set up a free profile which will be approved within 24 hours, and then you can apply.

Use the message box to write your cover note. In your cover note, please tell us:

  • Where in Scotland you’re based
  • Tell us when you’re available between April and July 2021
  • Which department(s) (from the list above) you’d like to be considered for and why
  • Why you’d like to work in TV

Deadline for applications: 12 March 2021

This programme is run by Silverprint Pictures and TriForce Creative Network and supported by BBC Drama and Screen Scotland.

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