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Trainee Runners One6th Animation Studio

We are looking for Trainee Runners to join us on an exciting stop-motion short film production.
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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Traineeship details

This Traineeship work experience is part of an education and training programme that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core is the Work Preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high-quality work experience placement.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and give you the work preparation training, maths, English, Digital Skills and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.

This Traineeship Opportunity is unwaged.

Are you eligible?   

  1. Are you currently not in a job? Do you have little or no work experience?
  2. Are you aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4?

The project titled “Two Black Boys in Paradise'' is a 6 minute stop-motion adaptation of Dean Atta’s poem of the same name. The film deals with themes of racism and homophobia but is also a joyous story which celebrates Black and LGBTQIA+ pride.

Production runners will work closely with all departments, offering support to our director, producer, model makers, puppet makers and if any candidates have a particular interest in camera and lighting then their placement could include helping our experienced DOP with setup. These roles would suit candidates who are organised, proactive, able to think on their feet and problem solve, and have passion for film and stop-motion animation. This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside animation professionals and gain insight across multiple departments on a stop-motion production.

Duties will be varied:

  • sourcing materials
  • lending a hand with sets, props and puppets
  • general admin
  • data backup and file transfers etc.

These roles will be based in Ancoats, Manchester although it may be possible for some work to be done remotely. From us you can expect a supportive team who are solution focused, who will provide a positive working environment and who will look out for your wellbeing.

We welcome young creatives from all backgrounds, encouraging people who belong to underrepresented communities and anyone who shares a personal affinity to the themes explored in this film to apply

Training to be provided

This Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, Functional Skills maths and English support for those who require it and a high-quality work experience placement.

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes work placement. It can last from 10 to 20 weeks depending on your existing qualifications. Our tutors follow you across your program so that you can complete functional skills (math & English if needed) and other professional qualification.

The Traineeship is aimed at giving you CV and Interview Skills, real work experience with an employer, and an employer reference at the end of your placement.

You’ll get:

  • a work experience placement
  • help with English and maths (if you need it)

Trainees will receive a flat fee of £665 to cover expenses during their work placement. This will be paid as a lump sum at the end of the placement. If, however, a candidate needs expenses covering earlier on in the placement then we will accommodate this.

  • Training provider

    Let Me Play Ltd

  • Contact

    Simone Sebastien

  • Working week

    8am - 6pm (some flexibility available) Days TBC

  • Expected duration

    6 weeks

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2022

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available


One6th Animation Studio


Pollard Street



M4 7JA

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Desired skills and what this will lead to

Desired skills and qualities

  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Team working skills
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Trustworthy
  • Desire to learn
  • Reliable

What this will lead to

  • After successful completion of the Traineeship course, you will receive a certificate of completion
  • A lot of our traineeship employers are looking for people who want to progress onto an apprenticeship if that is something you are interested in
  • You will be guaranteed an interview for anything suitable after your traineeship