Sky Studios Elstree is on the search for local candidates to fill 12 fully paid, year-long placements as part of Sky’s Content Academy, aimed at launching young people into careers in the film and TV industry.

The complex in Borehamwood, which is set to open later this year, is looking for eight school leavers and four recent graduates to work at their brand-new site and is calling out for applicants who live in the local area.

For school leavers, the roles include four runners who will be at the heart of the operations of Sky Studios Elstree, working with the client services and operations teams to provide support to some of the biggest productions filming in the UK.

There’s also one rigging and three lighting roles to be filled and this team will play a critical role in providing set lighting and equipment to clients filming at the studios.

The graduate roles include senior runner and client services and operations trainee positions. These candidates will be responsible for everything from coordinating the runner team, attending production meetings to overall studio operation support.

Sky says these opportunities come following its year-long partnership with Elstree Screen Arts Academy, coaching students in a documentary project celebrating Elstree & Borehamwood’s film and TV heritage.

This summer, students will receive first-hand production experience as part of a six week summer internship on a variety of Sky Studios productions.

Caroline Cooper, chief operating officer at Sky Studios said: "Elstree and Borehamwood is synonymous with producing world-class film & TV and, as long-term partners in the local area, we are excited to create these new opportunities for young people who want to get in to the industry.

"These roles allow us to break down barriers to entry, by enabling applicants without previous film or TV experience to secure a paid, full-time role at the heart of the UK’s newest studio.

"These 12 new roles, on top of the jobs already created locally at the studio, are just the first intake of placements and we’re excited to announce more as we ready for opening later this year."

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