The programme begins with a two-week Factory Futures Training Academy (February/March 2021), which will introduce you to broadcast, digital and film production.
Following the Training Academy, 10 participants will be selected for an eight-week Factory Futures Traineeship (April-May 2021), which will include a bespoke five-week placement with one of 10 leading production companies and studios in Greater Manchester.
Those who complete the Training Academy will then be offered the opportunity to work on set during this summer’s Manchester International Festival (1–18 July 2021).
Who can take part?
The programme is open to anyone aged 19-24 and resident in Greater Manchester. You must have an interest in working behind the scenes in the creative industries, but you don’t need to have any experience in this area – the scheme is open to all.
We’re particularly interested in hearing from individuals from backgrounds or social groups that are currently underrepresented in the creative industries – including those from within South Asian communities (particularly Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani), African and Caribbean communities, and the Deaf/Disabled communities, as well as individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
All participants must be able to commit to eight weeks of full-time study.
Will I gain any qualifications?
All those who complete the Training Academy will receive a BTEC Level 1 or 2 Award in WorkSkills, while those who complete the Traineeship will receive a BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Digital Media.
Will I be compensated for my time?
All participants will receive bursaries to cover travel and lunch expenses.
How can I take part?
Registrations for the Factory Futures: Broadcast & Film Production training programme are open now! So if you are…
- Aged 19–24
- Living in Greater Manchester
- Passionate about film/TV, music, art and/or theatre
- Motivated to learn new skills
- Respectful of people from all backgrounds
… We want to meet you! Head here to complete your registration by Friday 12 February 2021.