Film Office Apprentice North East Screen

Join us at North East Screen as our Film Office Apprentice and be at the heart of our mission to become of the UK's leading film and TV production hubs. You'll be part of our Film Office team who promote the region and work with film and TV productions encouraging them to use regional locations, crew and facilities.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will work an 8-hour day, and have a 30-minute unpaid lunch break. Your schedule falls between 8am and 6pm, with core hours from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key tasks you'll tackle as our Film Office Apprentice:

  • Be the go-to person for team enquiries, directing them to the right resources.
  • Assist with data entry on our online database for locations, crew and facilites.
  • Keep track of all communication and maintain accurate records.
  • Help organise team meetings and maintain detailed minutes.
  • Monitor production activity and gather data on economic impact.
  • Research and maintain our Movie Map of productions in the region.
  • Support the Film Office team with their work.

Experience and skills you'll bring:

  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent organisational abilities to handle multiple tasks.
  • Familiarity with CRM and website management (CMS like WordPress) and social media.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with image editing software.
  • Knowledge of the local region is a plus.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the line manager to organise your work schedule.
  • Uphold North East Screen’s commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion.
  • Be available for occasional out-of-hours work and digital support.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards a Level 3 Business Administration standard, with all training conducted on-site at North East Screen.

20% of your working hours will be dedicated to relevant off-the-job training within your normal working hours.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The possibility of full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

After successfully completing this apprenticeship, you will have a greater knowledge of film and TV in the North East which could potentially lead to a career in the industry whilst the qualification would support in many different career paths.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

The postholder needs to be flexible to travel and work at North East Screen’s office in Sunderland and across the Tees Valley. Some work outside regular hours may be needed for events and digital support. You will work at North East Screen’s head office in Sunderland, but some time will be required in the Hartlepool office and across the North East.

About the employer

North East Screen is the screen industry development agency for the north east. We develop and champion North East England as one of the UK's leading film and TV production hubs where exceptional screen industry talent can live, create and work.


North East Screen


City Hall

Plater Way



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sophie Gray

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.