ScreenSkills Return To Work Scheme places ten parents and carers with post and vfx companies


Ten parents and carers have completed paid placements within the post production and VFX sector as part of ScreenSkills Return To Work Scheme in association with Film London.

The 2018/2019 scheme concludes with a networking lunch today in partnership with UK Screen Alliance. Many of the returners have now been offered extended placements or full-time positions.

The scheme supports parents and carers who have taken a career break and are keen to come back to work in the post production and VFX sector for high-end TV, providing them with training workshops, a specialised mentor and a paid company placement.

It’s designed to not only help parents and carers back into the industry, but also to provide the industry with a more diverse and skilled workforce at a time of booming demand for high-end TV content.

Placements were secured at: Molinare, BlueBolt, Outpost (Bournemouth), Bait Studio (Wales), Freefolk, and JellyFish Pictures

Film London and British Film Commission chief executive Adrian Wootton said: “Their skills, experience and creativity are vital at a time when High-end TV is booming. These differences in experience enrich the industry and the content we create.” 

ScreenSkills director of high-end TV Kaye Elliott added: “The High-end TV Skills Fund wanted to support those wishing to return after a career break because their experience is too valuable to lose. The pace of technological change in VFX and post-production can create particular problems for parents or carers returning to work, so we are pleased to have been able to offer constructive help for them.”