05:25PM, Wednesday 17 February 2021
A production company which helps youngsters into the film industry is encouraging people to take up apprenticeships, even during the pandemic.
Slough-based Resource Productions supports ‘non-traditional’ artists and film-makers who might not otherwise consider a career in the sector.
Its YES programme provides free workshops in filmmaking open to all 11-25 year-olds and runs quarterly free meet-ups for all aspiring or professional artists aged 18 and above.
Resource is contracted by the BBC, Channel 4 and others to devise regional and national outreach for their own training, recruitment and commissioning programmes.
Lilly Hudson, from Burnham, completed an apprenticeship as a broadcast production assistant.
“I loved my time as an apprentice as it gave me the freedom to gain all the knowledge I needed to step up in production,” Lilly said.
“I was able to explore what I liked within the industry to get a direction on where I wanted to take my career.
“Being able to work and gain a qualification while earning is very rewarding and allowed me to be independent. "
Callum Fullham from Slough was hired during the pandemic. He started as a YES apprentice in September.
“Since starting it has been great, I have met some amazing people and work with a brilliant team,” he said.
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