Professional development and mentoring
Continual professional development
However long you have been working in film, continual professional development can keep you ahead of new developments and offer you ways of broadening your skills and areas of expertise.
Skillset is the main provider of continual professional development for the film industry and offers support and training at all levels.
Established practitioners are valuable to the film industry. By sharing their knowledge and experience with a new generation and with those who want to develop and broaden their careers, they can contribute to the ongoing growth, development and creativity of the industry.
Mentoring can take the form of passing on skills to less experienced members of a team in the course of your day-to-day work. It can also mean offering more formal training in an educational environment through training programmes, workshops or lectures, or acting as a careers adviser to people entering the industry.
Skillset offers a number of initiatives through which established practitioners can act as mentors to emerging talent. These are some of them:
- She Writes the new year-long training programme for up-and-coming female screenwriters is now open for applications.
- Guiding Lights pairs established film industry practitioners with 26 of the hottest new talents in the UK for 12 months of mentoring, advice and support.
- Graduate Fellowship Scheme provides graduates with placements in companies that represent different sides of the film business.
For more information about these initiatives and other schemes, visit the Skillset Film website.
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