Rope Ladder Fiction and Wall to Wall Media’s upcoming Waterloo Road series production base in Manchester will also house a Production Development Trainee Scheme.

With the support of Screen Manchester, the 6-month paid programme which commences in February 2022 is targeted at 8 individuals based within the Greater Manchester area.

The available trainee roles will cover key scripted departments across the drama including Production, Sound, Camera, Make-up, Costume, Electrical, Locations, Art Department and Music Supervision.

“We are keen to offer experience of the shooting environment to a wide variety of new entrants to the industry and by working in conjunction with industry partners, we hope to build a reputation for encouraging and educating individuals to all aspects of the television production process and enhancing the skills in their chosen area,” said Cameron Roach, Executive Producer at Rope Ladder Fiction.

“Screen Manchester is delighted to support such a fantastic training opportunity for locally based new entrants. It’s great to see that the BBC, Wall to Wall and Rope Ladder Fiction are recognising the need to train new talent which in turn will address the crew shortages the Industry is experiencing in the UK as a whole,” said  Elli Metcalfe, Crew and Facilities at Screen Manchester.

“Wall to Wall are enormously proud to be working with Rope Ladder Fiction and Screen Manchester to offer trainee opportunities to budding crew members from the local area. Through production of Waterloo Road, we want to open doors and create valuable career opportunities for aspiring behind-the-scenes talent, and we look forward to unearthing the next generation of crew in the north on such an exciting and large-scale drama production in Greater Manchester,” said Leanne Klein, Managing Director and Head of Wall to Wall Media.

Trainees will be required to work 11-hour days and must be able to commit to the six month engagement. The production base will be in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Application is here click this link. Deadline for application is 5.00pm on Friday 7th January

Jon Creamer

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