The first operational roles have been announced at Sky Studios Elstree, kicking off a recruitment drive ahead of opening early next year.

The facility is initially looking for operation managers and production reps.

The studios are gearing up to hire complete Operations and Client Services team. Over the coming months, dozens of more roles are set to go live.

First announced in late 2019 and granted planning permission in summer 2020, the new 27.5 acre site is on-track to open in early 2022. It has been developed by Legal & General and made with the backing of Sky’s owner Comcast, and sister company NBCUniversal.

Once fully operational Sky Studios Elstree, which aims to be “the world’s most sustainable film and TV studio,” will house 13 sound stages, ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 sq ft and enable £3bn worth of new production investment over the first five years.

The new studios will become home to a number of Sky Originals, created by Sky Studios, as well as major film productions from Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Working Title, and television series from Universal Studio Group. It will also have capacity to host productions from third party producers.

Working with construction firm BAM and the local JobCentrePlus, the Sky Studios Elstree project has already supported over 900 roles on site, including employing dozens of local residents, many of whom were previously out of the workforce.

Speaking ahead of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership conference, which takes place today, Caroline Cooper, COO Sky Studios said: “With construction motoring ahead, we’re on track to get the cameras rolling early next year and will be going live with dozens of new jobs over the coming months. From receptionists to operations managers, security guards to production reps; we’re assembling the best team in the business to help us bring Hollywood to Hertfordshire while supporting the local economy to thrive.”

Sky Studios Elstree aims to be the most sustainable TV and film production facility in Europe. The company aims to reach net zero carbon by 2030.

To ensure that diversity is represented both in-front and behind the screen, recruitment for Sky Studios Elstree will aim to follow Sky’s representation targets: 20% of employees will be from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background by 2025, with at least a quarter of these to be Black.

People interested in applying for a role at Sky Studios Elstree should visit the Sky careers website and search for Operation Manager or Production Rep.

 

 

Pippa Considine

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