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New Entrants Training Programme (NETS)


The NETS programme provides industry approved skills development and on-the-job experience in production, technical, craft and design areas. We recruit from across the UK with well-established industry links, a 100% success rate and we are the longest running on-the-job programme in the UK.

We have three tiers to our programme: NETS One, NETS Advance and Hit the Ground Running.  This third tier is a one day runners course that will be delivered at points throughout the year; please watch the website for details.

NETS ONE - this programme offers full-time apprenticeship training within the industry for one year, with eight places available.

During this time trainees will develop their skills, contacts and understanding to pursue a freelance career as assistants in the screen industries. In addition, trainees will gain skills in new technologies relevant to current and future developments.

NETS Advance - this programme offers full-time fast-track development for up to 12 weeks for more experienced, junior assistants or recently entered practitioners, who need a final boost of additional skills to increase employability or are enhancing their skills or experience. Two places are available:

Advance participants will gain these extra essential skills they need to increase or widen their employability and compete in the industry for work. They will take a fuller role than the NETS One trainees in taking part in identifying and negotiating placements themselves and assessing the key skills they need to acquire.

NETS One and NETS Advance is funded by: Scottish Screen, The Skillset Film Skills Fund which is supported by the National Lottery through the UK Film Council and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund and the Skillset TV Freelance Fund.


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