FEDS 2022 Traineeships

Independent Cinema Office

Various, UK

Salary: UK/London Living Wage

The Independent Cinema Office is currently recruiting trainees from across the UK for FEDS, our ground-breaking scheme designed to give newcomers to the film industry the ultimate head-start and help make the film exhibition workforce more reflective of UK society.

Are you passionate about film but are struggling to find a way in to work in the industry? FEDS is a ground-breaking scheme designed to give newcomers to the film industry the ultimate head-start.

Offering a ten-month paid traineeship in the film exhibition sector, as well as mentoring and expert industry advice, you’ll leave with a CV that will help put you at the top of the list.

We are recruiting ambitious trainees from across the UK who can demonstrate these attributes:

  • A passion for cinema
  • An interest in helping people discover new films to watch
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office programmes and email
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A desire to learn
Who is it for?

The FEDS training scheme recruits new entrants to the film industry in order to help make the industry workforce more reflective of UK society.

In latest statistics just 4% of employees in film exhibition are from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds (compared to 13% in the general population) and less than 5% consider themselves to have a disability (compared to 11% in the general population). See page 18 here for full details.

For the FEDS scheme we will prioritise applications from people who consider themselves to be from these groups:

  • Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people
  • Those who identify as disabled

You can read more detail about lack of representation in the film industry here and more about recruitment and the Equality Act here.

FEDS 2022 is supported by the BFI Audience Fund.

What’s involved
  • Trainees will undertake an office-based placement in an independent film exhibition company. FEDS 2022 placements are available at: Belfast Film Festival (Belfast), BFI (London), Broadway (Nottingham), Depot (Lewes), Flatpack Festival (Birmingham) and Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (Falkirk).
  • Placements will run from Monday 9 May 2022 to Friday 10 February 2023.
  • Trainees will work full time (defined as 35 hours per week) in their organisation, and will regularly attend training sessions with the other trainees, which will further enhance their employability skills and wider knowledge of the film industry.
  • Trainees will be employed on a fixed-term basis for the duration of their training and paid UK or London Living Wage (depending on the location of their placement).
  • Trainees will be entitled to 20 days annual leave.
Information sessions

We will be holding a series of information sessions over Zoom where you can find out more about FEDS 2022 placements and ask any questions you may have about the scheme and the application process. Please register for the session of your choice using the links below.

  • 13:00-14:00, Monday 7 February (BSL interpreted) – Register here
To apply

Click here for full details, including how to apply.

The closing date for this position is 10/02/2022 at 12:00

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