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Production Assistant

Production Assistant

“If you like working with people and organising things, and you want to work in film or TV, this job could be ideal for you.”

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.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • lighting, sound and video practical knowledge and techniques
  • knowledge of the media and theatrical industries
  • working to a deadline
  • improved communication and 'people skills'
  • organisational skills

Your future

  • over 80% of culture, media and sports occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • arts and entertainment jobs are expected to expand by 37% across the South West by 2020
  • 199,000 new jobs will be created nationally by 2020 in the arts and entertainment sector - a 23% increase on 2010 job totals. 1,055,000 in total
  • 99% of Art, Media and Design students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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