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Trainee Camera Assistant

400 Company , London, W12 9DP

Job title:

Trainee Camera Assistant

Employer Name:

400 Company

Vacancy Location:

Offices 6-10, 2nd floor
West 12 studios
2a askew crescent

London W12 9DP

About the Apprenticeship :

The 400 Company is looking for an apprentice who wishes to develop their career in TV production. The camera assistant apprentice will be trained to full broadcast practices.

This role will suit someone who is very practical, passionate about TV production, in particular camera editing.

Reporting to the Director, the apprentice will support our experienced
production crew on a variety of high end TV productions commissioned by the likes of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 as well as independent production businesses.

Your responsibilities will include;

• Capture, log and edit footage
• Filming on location and go green screen
• Work on graphics and post production
• Learn how to make broadcast TV

Weekly Wage:

£162 per week

Working Week:

Monday to Friday
9.30- 5.30pm
35 hours
1 hr lunch

Future prospects description:

The Apprentice will be trained to BBC standards and will be trained to become a fully qualified Camera person.

400 Company are committed to the development of Apprentices. They have trained 4 Apprentices 3 of who were offered permanent roles. All Apprentices get hands on experience working with some of the best production crews in the UK.

Employer description:

400 TV provides broadcast crews and editors primarily to the BBC, hence our W12 location. We also provide the output for British Superbikes on ITV and produce a yearly cinema film of the series- ISUPERBIKER. We work with distribution companies producing HD quality music documentaries.

Employer website:

Skills required:

• A desire to be a camera assistant and creatively tell stories through pictures and sound
• An aptitude for computers, preferably MAC
• An understanding of the camera techniques
• Full drivers licence is preferred but not essential

Personal Qualities:

• Patient!
• Willing to learn
• Work hard and be flexible

Qualifications Required:

English, Maths & ICT GCSE’s level A-C

Important Other information:

In this role, there are some early starts and late finishes so you living close by is preferable, but not essential.

There may be some/occasional weekend work.

Reality Check:

The role of a camera assistant is demanding. We do not accept you to know it all but do expect you to be patient and willing to learn and be taught.

About the training:

As part of the Apprenticeship you will work towards a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Creative and Digital Media. Depending on your role you could choose from the following options:

• Video Production
• Creating Content for online portals
• Creating Digital Assets for online portals
• Communicating and Presenting Ideas
• Awareness of Converging Digital Technology
• Creative Media Awareness
• Preparing to Work in Creative Media
• Awareness of Employment in the Creative Media Sector
• Professional Behaviour in the Creative Media Sector

Specific Questions:

1. How can you show your commitment to a career in the broadcast TV industry?
2. Give an example of when you have gone the extra mile for your employer and to advance your career as a camera person?

Application closes:
19th June 2017

*Due to the high volume of interest we have in many of our vacancies it is not always possible to respond to every application.