Sky Studios Elstree has kicked off a recruitment drive for a range of new roles as it readies for opening early next year.

The television and film studios is currently being constructed off Rowley Lane in Borehamwood which Sky says will bring £3 billion worth of new production investment in the first five years alone.

Throughout the construction and operation phases, the new studios will create 2,000 jobs.

Working with construction firm BAM and the local JobCentrePlus, the Sky Studios Elstree project has so far supported more than 900 roles on site, including employing dozens of locals, many of whom were previously out of the workforce.

The first operational roles for the studios site has now been announced including operation managers and production reps.

The operations team will ensure seamless on-site service for all users while the client services team will be the key contact for all clients from enquiry to wrap of production.

Over the coming months, dozens of more roles are set to go live, Sky Studios Elstree added.

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Caroline Cooper, chief operating officer at Sky Studios, said: "Sky Studios Elstree is where some of the best global talent will come to make great, unmissable film and TV.

"With construction motoring ahead, we're on track to get the cameras rolling early next year and will be going live with dozens of new jobs over the coming months.

"From receptionists to operations managers, security guards to production reps; we're assembling the best team in the business to help us bring Hollywood to Hertfordshire while supporting the local economy to thrive."

Once complete, the studios will house 12 soundstages ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 sq ft.

The new studios will become home to a host of Sky Originals, created by Sky Studios, as well as major film productions from Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Working Title, and television series from Universal Studio Group. It will also have capacity to host productions from third party producers.

The project has been developed by Legal & General and made with the backing of Sky’s owner Comcast, and sister company NBCUniversal, with Sky Studios Elstree is aiming to be the most sustainable TV and film production facility in Europe.

People interested in applying for a role at Sky Studios Elstree should visit the Sky careers website and search for Operation Manager or Production Rep.