Trainee Scheme

The Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme is a professional development and mentoring programme designed to support trainees working behind the camera in the film and TV industry. You will receive a range of professional support that will help you present yourself professionally, and successfully manage a freelance career.

You are eligible for this scheme if you are a UK resident and currently have two professional credits but less than three years’ cumulative experience in your chosen department: Camera, Sound, Edit, Production Office, Art, Costume, AD, Script Supervisor. We are also keen to hear from you if you want to work in VFX. You need to be:

  • In need of advice on how to build a sustainable freelance career
  • Confident in your technical skills but unsure how to sell yourself
  • Keen to build a peer group network
  • Able to invest time in putting what you learn into practice
  • Willing to be proactive and create your own opportunities

We are committed to diversity and encourage applications from people from underrepresented backgrounds.

For more information on the scheme and to fill in the application form click this link:

"The Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme has given me the belief that I can maintain a successful career in the film and TV industry… the scheme has stopped me feeling concerned about the future and made me feel excited about the future."

"My time on the scheme was fabulous and rewarding - I learned to better assess my strengths and weaknesses, how to make my qualities stand out from the rest of the pack, and how to present myself as an industry professional."

If you have any questions about the training scheme or the application process please contact:

Nicola Lees
Trainee Scheme Producer
01932 571044