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Development Trainee, Scripted

Green Door Pictures LTD , London,

Job title:

Development Trainee, Scripted

Employer Name:

Green Door Pictures LTD

Vacancy Location:

NW1 0AA London

About the Apprenticeship :

In this role, you will provide assistance to the scripted team, taking on duties that include general office and remote administrations, research and development/production support where possible. You will log and track all submission, read script and provide summaries, put together mood board presentations for pitches, identify new talent, respond to general scripted enquiries received, and assist if needed on production. You will attend department meeting and take notes detailing action points, help develop a new talent database of emerging talent in the industry, as well as maintaining process that helps the department to run efficiently. The above is a summary of your role. You will be involved in several other administrative tasks. To do this job effectively, you will have had some experience in an office or a production company. You will have a passion for film and TV, watch a range of content and be enthusiastic about scripted development with an ambition to work within it.

Weekly Wage:

£10.85 p/h

Working Week:

5hrs per day, 5 Days per week or 3 full days per week (tbc) Flexibility will be required especially when we are in production.

Future prospects description:

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship and evaluation by the company’s supervisors, the successful candidate may be offered a job at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Employer description:

Green Door Pictures is a content creator across different disciplines and formats – TV, film, scripted, non-scripted, theatre and podcasts. The creative ethos of the company is about diversity of ideas while pushing our diverse storytelling to the biggest audience possible.

Skills required:

You will be confident writing emails of a professional and friendly nature, paying attention to your spelling and punctuation. You are someone who takes pride in their work, likes to keep themselves organised through using a ‘to-do list’ or other tools to stay on top of your tasks. We expect you to be on time for work, be able to use Word and Excel and be open to learning new software and processes.

The role is perfectly suited for someone who is looking develop their administration skills and may want to build a career in recruitment or a talent development role.

We actively encourage applications from those who have some office experience or who have developed transferable skills having worked in other environments.

Personal Qualities:

Please refer to individual job descriptions.

Qualifications Required:

There are no formal qualifications for this role.

Important Other information:

To be eligible for the scheme, you must be:

  1. unemployed
  2. aged 16-24
  3. in receipt of Universal Credit.

If you do not meet all of the criteria listed above, you are not eligible for the Kickstart Scheme.


To apply for a Kickstart Job Placement, you must speak to your jobcentre work coach and ask them to refer you for the job placement(s) you are interested in quoting the following:

  • DiVA Kickstart Gateway Number: KSFEA5953D
  • The name of the employer,
  • The postcode for the vacancy
  • The job title

Reality Check:

Neither the employer nor DiVA can accept direct applications.  You will have to apply directly via your jobcentre work coach.

About the training:

Employability support will be provided by DiVA. You will attend seven workshops over the course of your placement. They will happen the last Wednesday of the month. They will be held virtually.

  • Induction on the programme: (includes time management, organisations skills, managing your manager and effective communication)
  • Introduction to the Creative Industries
  • Personal Branding: How to build and manage your personal brand at work and online
  • How to build and Network effectively
  • Money management: How to establish a side hustle and work as freelancer
  • Prove Your Passion on Paper: CV Writing
  • Prove Your Passion in Person: Interview skills

Workshops last three hours and contain a mix of taught session and masterclasses with industry guests.

Specific Questions:

Not Applicable.

Application closes:

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