FEDS 2020 Traineeships

Independent Cinema Office


Salary: UK/London Living Wage

Are you passionate about film and want to work in the industry, but are struggling to find your way in?

FEDS is our ground-breaking scheme designed to give newcomers to the film industry the ultimate head-start.

Offering ten month long paid traineeships in the film exhibition sector, as well as mentoring and industry expert advice, you’ll leave with a CV that will make you top of the list.

Who are we looking for? 

We are recruiting ambitious trainees from across the UK with these attributes:

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

How does it work? 

FEDS trainees will undertake an office-based placement in an independent film exhibition company. FEDS 2020 placements are available at the Barbican (London), Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (Berwick-upon-Tweed), HOME (Manchester), Independent Cinema Office (London), Phoenix Cinema (Leicester) and Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle-upon-Tyne).

Trainees will:

  • Work full time (defined as 35 hours per week) 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.
  • Be paid a monthly training allowance equivalent to the UK/London Living Wage (depending on placement).
  • Be entitled to 16.5 days annual leave, subject to agreement with their host organisation.

Placements will commence in March 2020 and run until December (10 months).

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.
  • Be UK residents and eligible to work in the UK.

We want to make the film industry more inclusive. People of colour and people who consider themselves to have a disability are underrepresented in cinema and film festival jobs. That’s why we welcome applications from these groups.

Head of UK Audiences at BFI, Ben Luxford said, “Improving the representation of the industry’s workforce is one of the fundamental aims of BFI2022, so we are delighted to support the return of the ICO’s FEDS programme. It has a fantastic track record in successfully supporting diverse talent to forge great careers in the distribution and exhibition sectors, providing professional opportunities which help us all reach a broader range of audiences.”

FEDS 2020 is supported by the BFI Audience Fund.

Click here for full details including how to apply.

The closing date for this position is 06/01/2020 at 10:00

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