MARCH - MAY 2022

This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions.


Have you taken a career break and are now looking to get back into production? Do you need to refresh some skills? Update your CV and portfolio? Build new networking contacts? Or simply benefit from some trusted support with the re-launch of your career? Our new Return to Work Programme with ScreenSkills is for craft and technical freelancers who are looking to get back onto drama productions following an extended break. This is a free, modular programme that will offer a range of workshops, guidance and support to ensure participants feel empowered, confident and ready to relaunch their careers on productions. The workshop programme will be delivered on Zoom, between March and May 2022 (dates to be confirmed*) and will include:

  • mentoring (groups and one to one)

  • refresher courses for technical skills

  • advice on how to improve professional skills

  • information on changes to current working practices

  • CV's and Portfolios check

  • guidance on maintaining well-being at work

  • identifying key networking opportunities

  • opportunities to identify any existing skills and knowledge gaps and information on how to fill them

On completion of the workshops, 6 participants will be awarded paid placements on HETV drama productions for up to 10 weeks. The sessions will give a real boost to confidence and provide invaluable opportunities for networking and peer support. It is a gentle hand holding for successfully getting back to the workplace. *we anticipate sessions will be on Tuesday mornings - this can be flexible and will be confirmed once we have shortlisted participants We will be working alongside established industry practitioners and organisations to deliver this programme. These include the GBCT, Filmbase, and Solas Mind. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be a UK resident and have the right to work here

  • have 3 credits in craft and technical roles on feature film and HETV drama productions

  • have had a break of at least 6 months from the industry and actively looking to return

  • be able to attend all the workshops and be ready to return to work from April 2022.

Talking Point offers inclusive training. If you have any needs which we can accommodate during the recruitment process and beyond, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet them. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including, but not limited to: those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds; people with a disability; people from the LGBTQ+ community; those from out-with London and South East and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Our Sessions are NOT recorded.