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An FDA internship could be your way into the film industry

RECRUITING: Film Distributors Association (FDA)

ARE YOU passionate about film and want to work in the film industry, but are struggling to find your way in?

FDA will be running an eight-month paid traineeship at a UK distributor. We are looking to recruit ambitious trainees from across the UK who can display the following attributes and who are prepared to relocate to London.

* A passion for film and a desire to learn

* Excellent written and spoken communication skills

* Experience of using Microsoft Office packages and email

* The ability to work as part of a team

Dates: June 2019 – February 2020 in London

Trainees will undertake an office-based placement in a UK distribution company. We want to make the film industry more inclusive. People of colour, people who consider themselves to have a disability and those from economically challenged backgrounds are underrepresented in the commercial sector of the film industry. That’s why we welcome applications from these groups.

What’s involved?

* Trainees will work full time (defined as 35 hours per week) for 32 weeks  in host companies, and will regularly attend training sessions with the other trainees, which will further enhance their employability skills and knowledge of the film industry.
* Trainees will be paid a monthly training allowance equivalent to the London Living Wage (this is £306.25 per week and is exempt from tax and National Insurance).
* Trainees will be entitled to 16 days annual leave, subject to agreement with their host organisation.


Trainees must ...
* Be new entrants to the film industry i.e. not have more than twelve months industry 
work experience, be it continuous or discontinuous/paid or unpaid.
* Be UK residents and eligible to work in the UK.

To apply please fill in the online application form at https://fs8.formsite.com/FDAINTERN/sdouezwd4p/index.html

The deadline for applications is end of day on April 22 2019.

For more information regarding film distribution in the UK please see www.launchingfilms.com. For any queries please contact us at apply@fda.uk.net.

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