Mon 24th Apr 2017

Move your accounting career into film production

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This training scheme is designed for those wanting to work as Assistant Production Accountants on major feature films in the UK.

If you have a burning desire to work in film production accounting and have previous experience of working in a junior position in accounts or finance then this is the course for you.

The Production Guild are seeking to recruit and train TEN people to become Assistant Production Accountants. At least three places on the course will be specifically for people living outside London and the South East.

The scheme will last up to eight months and will involve a mix of short course training and up to three production attachments.

Applicants must have a permanent UK address and be eligible to work in the UK.

For over 10 years we have trained people from differing backgrounds, work experience and qualifications who have gone on to consistently and successfully work on film production.

Commended by the Department for Education & Skills and the Creative Skillset Film Skills Strategy as a best-practice training scheme, the Assistant Production Accountant Training Scheme has trained over 50 new entrants to enter UK feature film production.

Application details

Application deadline: 5pm Sunday 19th February 2017

Interviews: Week commencing 13th March 2017

Classroom training: Commencing Monday 24th April 2017 for four weeks

Please email [javascript protected email address] for an application form.

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This course is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund and HETV Fund, which is funded by the National Lottery via the BFI, and through the Skills Investment Fund (SIF).

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APATS has been an absolutely fantastic experience. It was tough at times, long hours and more long hours, but it gave me the chance to work on amazing productions. I worked in Malta for three months and made lots of contacts for the future. It is definitely a great way to get into the industry and build an amazing career. My placements so far have been Assassin's Creed (Malta and UK office) and Bridget Jones's Baby.

Cristina Zanoletti, Assistant Production Accountant Trainee

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"Being involved at the very beginning of the production process, in development when the script and budget are still being worked on, crunching numbers and working with the producers regarding what is achievable within the budget, makes the role what it is. I really enjoy the level of involvement you get from the outset, working with pretty much the entire crew across different departments and grades." 

Dan Hillsdon, Financial Controller - Wonder Woman 2, Overlord, Ready Player One, The Danish Girl

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