As a production assistant, you would give practical support to the director and production team during the making of films and television programmes. It would be your job to handle administrative and organisational tasks so that the production ran smoothly and on time.
In this job you will need excellent attention to detail. You would need to have good administrative and computer skills. You would also need plenty of initiative and the ability to think creatively to solve problems.
This is a job where your personal qualities and experience could be more important than your qualifications. Employers usually look for candidates with enthusiasm, common sense and a good track record in office admin work. Many people get into this job through volunteering, or starting out as a runner.