ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries – film, television (including children’s, unscripted and high-end), VFX (visual effects), animation and games. They are supporting economic recovery and future innovation and growth across the nations and regions by investing in the skilled and inclusive workforce who are critical to the UK screen industries’ global success.
ScreenSkills runs or commissions a range of training programmes to address skills needs in the sector – working closely with partners like Bristol Film Office and The Bottle Yard Studios.
- For information about current opportunities for crew working in Bristol and the South West, visit the ‘ScreenSkills in the South West’ page of The Bottle Yard website.
The Training and opportunities directory on the ScreenSkills website is constantly updated with what is currently available and you can also find free e-learning on subjects such as mental health awareness, tackling harassment and bullying behaviours, unconscious bias and Covid safety. There is also the Information and resources directory which includes useful information from organisations across the sector.
For anyone looking to get into film and television, there is also the Starting your career part of the website, including hundreds of descriptions of roles and the routes to them under Job profiles. ScreenSkills Select is a programme of industry endorsement for screen-related courses in further and higher education.
There is more information about ScreenSkills and what they do on their About us page. You can sign up online to receive newsletters and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. ScreenSkills are funded by industry contributions to the ScreenSkills Skills Funds – Animation, Children’s TV, High-end TV, Film and Unscripted TV – by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds to deliver its Future Film Skills strategy, and Arts Council England.