Warner Bros has launched a new programme of investment in skills and training, with a raft of apprenticeships, scholarships, training courses and work experience placements.

Warner Bros said its Creative Talent scheme, which launches in September, will support the next generation of UK creative industries’ talent.

It will encompass twelve scholarships at at higher education institutions, including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the National Film and Television School, University of the Arts London, Glasgow Caledonian University, Ravensbourne and University of Hertfordshire.

Six apprenticeships with roles ranging from set-lighting to post-production will also be offered, along with two trainee positions on every Warner Bros film production in the UK.

There will also be twenty-five, year-long training course places for young people at the Chickenshed theatre company and twenty work experience places for schools local to Warner Bros’ London HQ and five work placements on the upcoming West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Warner Bros chief executive Kevin Tsujihara said: “The UK is known for world class creativity and innovation, and some of Warner Bros’ greatest successes have been produced with British talent.

“Warner Bros Creative Talent reinforces our global commitment to supporting the industries and communities in which we operate and our continuing investment in talent.”

Warner Bros UK, Ireland and Spain managing director Josh Berger added: “As we continue to make more films, TV shows, video games and stage plays here, as well as investing in state-of-the-art studios, we will be calling upon the very best talent the country has to offer.

“To that end, it is crucially important to us to invest in the next generation, so that we not only have a diverse pool of exceptional talent to work with, but that we also play our part in maintaining the UK’s position as a global creative industries leader.”