Blue Whale Media Ltd

Production Assistant Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Blue Whale Media Ltd (Employer)

The West Midlands Creative Alliance Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £8,754.20
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 17.00pm
15 months (duration)
20 October 2022(start date)
Broadcast production assistant (apprenticeship standard)
15 October 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for a production apprentice who can integrate with our team, work to tight deadlines and represent the company in a professional manner. Blue Whale Media is looking for a creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to produce video content with exceptional detail

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for a production apprentice who can integrate with our team, work to tight deadlines and represent the company in a professional manner. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to jump straight into an ever-growing industry and learn the aspects that help businesses worldwide generate revenue and showcase their work. Blue Whale Media is looking for a creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to produce video content with exceptional detail

You will take part and be involved in the following:

  • Creating briefs
  • Undertaking pre-project Zoom calls or meetings with clients
  • Undertaking pre-production Zoom calls or meetings with clients
  • Creating and managing project boards on the CRM
  • Leasing with team members over project timelines
  • Creating Storyboards
  • Obtaining all resources required from client
  • Undertaking site reccee
  • Filming
  • Editing

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be completing a Production Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship with Creative Alliance.

You will have training on the job and off the job with the award winning, creative specilaised provider Creative Alliance.

Here you will learn the following

  • The video industry
  • Genre and idea creation
  • Responding to brief
  • How to prepare and pitch
  • How to operate in a media team and be part of pre production
  • Dealing with Talent, Contibutors and Suppliers
  • Budgets
  • On shoot - technical skills and communication skills
  • Editing and psot production workflow.

Please see full apprenticeship 

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/production-assistant-screen-and-audio-v1-1

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Blue Whale Media has a history of taking on apprentices and looks to create a strong channel of talent development through home grown individuals.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to jump straight into an ever-growing industry and learn the aspects that help businesses worldwide generate revenue and showcase their work.

Reality Check

We will be looking for people who are passionate about creating films, so you will need to have a showreel of the films you have created or worked on. This does not necessarily need to be professional - it just needs to show passion.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Creative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
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