Sky Studios Elstree has welcomed 12 local school leavers and graduates onto its inaugural training programme to give them experience of working on both High-End TV productions and films, as well as insight into the management of the facility.
As part of the Sky Content Academy, the students take on year-long paid roles where they will receive specialist training and mentoring as they rotate across a range of roles.
Some have already started supporting the film adaptation of Wicked, staring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, where they will get hands on experience in lighting, rigging and more.
One of the members of the first intake at Elstree, Tori Brittain, said: “I never imagined I would be working with top film making talent and A-list celebrities at a studio just down the road from where I live. I’ve already had amazing experiences and I can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Noel Tovey, MD of Sky Studios Elstree added: “We are seeing huge global demand for studio space, and with that there is a vital need for talent to fill the ever-growing job market. We couldn’t be more excited to have our first Content Academy team in place, but this is just the start for us as we look towards becoming a training ground for young, local people.”