Amazon is working with the UK Screen Alliance to fund 13 apprenticeships in the UK’s post production sector.
The 13 apprentices will receive on-the-job experience with the dock10, Timeline Television, Molinare, Company 3, Directors Cut Films, Splice Post, Clear Cut Pictures, Roundtable Post, The Look, and Wild Brain.
Amazon Prime Video UK is investing over £50,000 of its own UK apprenticeship levy to cover the training and assessment costs. The companies hosting the apprentices are doing so through a combination of 100 per cent funding and apprenticeship levy transfer.
The post production technical operator apprenticeship is fully accredited by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and leads to a level 4 qualification, equivalent to an HNC.
The new influx of apprentices will be the second group to undertake the programme, with the original nine set to complete their final assessment shortly.
Speaking about the company’s funding of the programme, Georgia Brown, head of European originals, Amazon Studios said,“We’re delighted to be supporting this apprenticeships scheme. It’s essential that we all protect and preserve the pipeline of talent within our industry to ensure we continue to make best-in-class television in the UK.
“We’re excited to work with the UK Screen Alliance and others to fund more apprenticeship opportunities across the screen sector in the coming months. We wish all apprentices the best of luck for their training and hope to see them working on an Amazon Original Series in the not-too-distant future.”
Neil Hatton, UK Screen Alliance CEO added, “Two years ago there were only two specialist apprenticeship standards in our sector, but now we have created ten covering a wide range of occupations, with more to come. It’s great that Amazon are investing in the skills base of their supply chain businesses and we look forward to working with them again to fund more high quality apprenticeships.”