Film Distribution Traineeship

The Film Distributors' Association


Salary: London Living Wage (£306.25 per week)

The Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) will be running an eight month paid traineeship at a UK distributor. We are looking to recruit ambitious trainees from across the UK who can display the following attributes and who are prepared to relocate to London:

  • A passion for film and a desire to learn.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office packages and email.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.

The trainee scheme will run from April to December 2018 in London.

Trainees will undertake an office-based placement in a UK distribution company.

The FDA want to make the commercial sector of the film industry more inclusive. They are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups including those who consider themselves to have a disability. They are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Trainees will work full time (defined as 35 hours per week) for 32 weeks in host companies, and will regularly attend training sessions with the other trainees, which will further enhance their employability skills and knowledge of the film industry.
Trainees will be paid a monthly training allowance equivalent to the London Living Wage (this is £306.25 per week and is exempt from tax and National Insurance).
Trainees will be entitled to 16 days annual leave, subject to agreement with their host organisation.

Trainees must be new entrants to the film industry i.e. not have more than twelve months industry work experience, be it continuous or discontinuous/paid or unpaid, and must be a UK resident and eligible to work in the UK.

To apply please click here to complete the online application.

For more information regarding film distribution in the UK please see

Please note the deadline for applications is end of day on March 31st, 2018.

For any queries please contact us at

The closing date for this position is 31/03/2018 at 23:59

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