Vermillion Films Ltd

Apprentice Digital Content Producer - Advanced (Level 3)

Vermillion Films Ltd (Employer)

The West Midlands Creative Alliance Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm
15 months (duration)
14 December 2020(start date)
Junior Content Producer (apprenticeship standard)
8 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An extraordinary opportunity for a young content creator to join a leading production company as a digital content producer apprentice. Vermillion Films is one of the leading production companies in the West Midlands producing branded content, commercials and corporate video. Our clients range from global brands and local companies.


We’re looking for a creative individual with an established interest in digital content production. 

This will be a. 12-15 month apprenticeship, based at the company’s Birmingham office, although some travel is expected. The focus of the role will be supporting Vermillion’s Creative Producer to gain a solid, hands on grounding in both production and post production.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Shadowing and working with our production team to gain experience and knowledge 
  • Shooting behind the scenes footage and still photography on larger commercials and productions 
  • Learning to lighting and shoot interviews and other footage on smaller productions 
  • Managing, copying and checking footage files on shoots 
  • Recording sound on smaller shoots 
  • Managing release forms, callsheets, health and safety requirements and invoicing
  • Contributing to conceptual thinking and coming up with creative ideas and solutions 
  • Supporting our in house Director, Producer and Editor
  • Helping plan projects 
  • Working in post production to complete localised language versions of films
  • Ensuring creative work is completed to the highest standard 
  • General administration duties to support the team 
  • Research into current clients, market trends and competitors 
  • Research into film concepts
  • Taking a proactive approach to self-development
  • Upholding company standards, ensuring business professionalism and our reputation for excellence
  • Technical skills will be developed in the use of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Camera technology and other industry standard software

This apprenticeship will equip the successful candidate with the ideal opportunity to use this role as both as a stepping-stone into the TV/Content industry as well as a broad base of experience before you choose which area of the industry to specialise in.
It would be useful but not critical to the role to have some practical experience on film/tv or corporate shoots (most likely as a runner). 

Future Prospects

Continuous training and potential of full time employment. Vermillion Films actively encourages applications from people from all backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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Skills Required

This is an apprenticeship and we are not expecting people to arrive with these skills fully developed but you must be able to demonstrate that you have them to begin with so that we can help you grow them.

  • Be smart: show us you know how to make things happen. We don’t mean in an ‘academic’ way but that you can work out what needs to be done, how it needs to be done and that you can get on and do it
  • Be interested: show us that you are fascinated by all forms of digital content: who makes it, what they make, who they make it for and which channels they use to engage with their audience
  • Be curious: show us that you think about digital content: what’s made, what isn’t; what works, what doesn’t; who watches it, who doesn’t; and why you think this happens
  • Solve problems: You must be able to contribute positively to an environment that often requires problems solved very fast and under pressure

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiastic and committed
  • Confident & effective communicator: on paper, on-line and in person
  • Keen to learn and develop skills, and willingness to embrace change
  • Ability to think independently and work within a team
  • Punctual and Reliable
  • Huge passion for creating engaging digital content

Qualifications Required

  • Applicants should be literate and numerate. Grade C/4 and above in English, Maths and IT are required
  • Must make their own films and have a show reel
  • Must demonstrate a genuine passion for content
  • Must already have solid basic knowledge and skills of pre-production, production and post-production techniques
  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is helpful

Training Provided

Junior Content Producer Level 3 Standard

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