At the heart of our industry growth plan
Having a workforce with the right skills is vital to sustaining regional film & TV production levels, which is why developing talent to foster a skilled workforce is a central pillar of Screen Yorkshire’s growth strategy. At a national level, we work together with the BFI and ScreenSkills; regionally, Screen Yorkshire partners with key universities and The West Yorkshire College Consortium to devise new ways to upskill local crews and to train the would-be directors and producers of the future.
Our support package for new entrants includes industry training and on the ground placement opportunities, outreach programmes, careers links and new routes through education. We also deliver upskilling programmes and shadowing for experienced crew to develop their careers and provide networking opportunities for creative talent.
Screen Yorkshire’s training programmes always involve the industry – studios, production companies and local training providers. Our programmes place diversity at the centre of recruitment, explicitly working to ensure the workforce reflects new people new skills and new voices.