Posted on October 16, 2015 by Ihtezaz

SharpFutures Production Placements Autumn 2015 supported by Creative Skillset

12 week PLACEMENT (full time work experience)
START DATE: 9th November 2015

SharpFutures are looking for 8 talented people for a 12 week Production and runner support Placement Programme.

Must be available to work:

• Stage 1:  9th November 2015 – 18th December 2015
• Stage 2:  7th January 2016 – 18th February 2016

To gain a place on this work experience programme you need to demonstrate that you have the right mix of skills in addition to creativity, tenacity and perseverance. You also need to demonstrate that you would be interested in and provisionally available to join SharpFutures POD for part-time and casual work after the placement has been completed as well as during the placement.
For more details on SharpFutures POD


You may have graduated from a Production course at University or are self-taught and passionate about working in the industry. Either way you have to have some knowledge be it camera skills, editing skills or production skills or creative project management in general. This course is not for a complete novice but equally it is not for industry professionals.

Space-22-2000SharpFutures production placement programme will offer you the opportunity to enhance and gain valuable industry skills in addition to an insight into the many roles associated with digital production.

You will attend regular workshops held by industry professionals, whilst learning the ropes of how to be a runner for The Sharp Project and The Space Project and in the second halve of the placement you will work on producing a live content brief with fellow placements.

Whether you would like experience drawing storyboards, writing scripts or scouting locations in pre-production, be part of the camera, lighting or sound crews in production or be involved with the editing in post-production. SharpFutures production placement programme will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.


Applicants should have knowledge of the production industry and display an amount of skills relevant in producing video content. You should have either had experience in Production before be it a University course or are a keen enthusiast of all things ‘content making’ in your own time.

Essential qualities:

• Reliable
• Motivated
• Can commit to two six-week work placement (a minimum of thirty-five hours per week across twelve weeks in total)
• Over 18 (due to Health & Safety)
• Be able to attend The Sharp Project and The Space Project every day for the duration of the placement
• MUST NOT BE in full-time education
• Have be able to work flexibly, across a seven day week and in some cases on a twelve-hour rota

To apply you must send a short description (100 words or less) of why you should be offered this opportunity, your CV and your portfolio of previous work to:


Placements will be paid at national minimum wage for your age.

Manchester residents will be given priority interviews.

All successful applicants will be offered a formal interview to meet the team discuss the details.

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