Production Trainee Scheme @ Inside Job Productions

Production Trainee Scheme @ Inside Job Productions


One year Contract



Do you want to work in media production? Are you interested in learning all about organising, shooting and editing films? Inside Job Productions are looking for a Production Trainee to work with us for six months to train in all aspects of the production process.

 The scheme is designed to help young people who have experience of mental health problems into the film industry, and is open to all 18-24 year olds who feel they have this experience.

Who are we?

Inside Job Productions is an award-winning film and digital production company and social enterprise, established in 2006. We work across the third, public and corporate sectors. Recent clients include Johnson & Johnson, Barclays, the NHS, Shelter, British Lung Foundation and Albert Kennedy Trust.

We create high-quality, thought provoking content that help our clients communicate with their audiences and customers. We work across all genres of film including drama, documentary, promotional and animation.

IJP is made up of a small core team and employs freelance crew on a by-commission basis.

In partnership with YoungMinds, we run a production trainee scheme for young people, between the ages of 18 – 24 with personal lived experience of problems with your mental health. We provide a 6-month paid placement to help them take their first steps in the industry.

What does the Production Trainee do?

This is a very hands-on role, where you would be involved with a wide variety of tasks relating to specific projects and general admin. Key responsibilities include:

  • Learning about all aspects and stages of production
  • Assisting organisation of film shoots (such as treatments, production paperwork, crew, logistics)
  • Assisting on shoots of different scales, genres and budgets
  • Assisting edits for clients
  • Updating social media, our website and Vimeo library
  • Researching and developing new content
  • General office admin tasks

There is flexibility within the role to tailor it to the skills that you can bring to it. Tell us what you want to learn and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

While working with us, you’ll also be responsible for filming and editing several items of video content for YoungMinds, taking on filming, directing and editing roles.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone non-degree educated aged between 18 – 24 who is passionate about film and media production. You don’t need any specific qualifications or industry experience, you just need to be creative, enthusiastic and keen to learn.

What will you gain from this role?

  • Hands-on industry experience, working as part of a dedicated and passionate team
  • Learn and develop a wide range of production skills, both technical and creative
  • Work on a variety of projects, such as promotional and events films, documentaries, dramas and animations
  • Work professionally with several different clients, understanding their needs, challenges and audiences
  • Develop communications skills, organisational skills and work to tight deadlines
  • You will get to produce video content for YoungMinds based on a brief and help to promote their message


Overall, you will gain an insight into the world of film production, learn about the variety of roles that it offers and the pathways that lead to these, to help you in your future career.

This role is offered on a part time basis – 2 days per week (to be discussed).


Paid at London Living Wage, £10.20 per hour.



Hours of work: 9:30 – 17:00 (with one hour for lunch)
Place of work: Inside Job Productions, 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL

“The film industry has a reputation for being tough for those starting out, and that can feel really intimidating, especially when you’re struggling with your mental health. I feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to begin my career with the support of IJP. I’ve grown massively in confidence and self-esteem, developed my professional and creative skillset, and formed lots of industry contacts. Not only this, but I’ve also come a long way with my recovery through this opportunity and the supportive environment the team offer, allowing me to do what I love everyday and realise my potential – it’s been absolutely amazing.”


Tallulah Self – IJP’s current production trainee.