Foot in the Door

A new opportunity to kick-start your future

Ffilm Cymru Wales’ unique training offer in partnership with local housing associations aims to help those who are not currently in employment, education or training to improve their chances of getting work. To do that we focus on local opportunities to work on film and television productions, applying skills that are transferable such as carpentry, hair and make-up, and costume. 

These types of skills and roles apply not only to film and television, but also to the broader creative and arts sector, including theatre, dance, opera, marketing and fashion, for example, as well as much broader work opportunities, such as work in the construction industry. 

Our Housing Association partners offer resource and understanding, including providing transport and childcare, to make Foot in the Door an opportunity that works for you.

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Foot in the Door opportunity in North Wales. *Closed for applications*

Application Deadline: 5.00pm, 27th October
Interview/Recruitment Day: 1st November
Classroom Training: 7th - 10th November
On Set Placement: 13th - 16th November
Networking Day: 17th November

Area: All North Wales counties 


What will the programme involve?

A free four-day training course to introduce you to the roles and responsibilities on film and TV sets, as well as health and safety practices. This training will be led by production specialists and will feature advice from industry experts.

A free four-day production placement on the set of major new TV series Craith, including guidance from individual departmental mentors.

Post-placement evaluation to support your future development.

What will you get out of it?

Mentoring and training support throughout.

An opportunity to explore your skills and how these can apply to roles in the creative industries.

A better understanding and first-hand working knowledge of how the film/TV industry operates.

A chance to improve your CV, make new contacts and open the door to new opportunities.


What types of placement are available?

Our placements on Craith are production (craft) based and will cover the following areas.

- Production Office
- Art Department
- Costume
- Hair & Make Up
- Sound
- Camera
- Grip
- Locations
- Post-production

Click here for more details on the different roles.

Who can apply?

You must be over the age of 18, but there is no upper age limit on this programme, and we welcome a wide cross-section of applicants.

You must reside in North Wales.

We will prioritise applications from those currently not in employment, education, or other training programmes and from housing association tenants of Grwp Cynefin.

How to apply

Either: Complete the online application form here

Or: Request a paper copy of the application form by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 02920 766931

Hard copy applications should be posted to:

Foot in the Door
Ffilm Cymru Wales
S4C Media Centre
Parc Ty Glas
CF14 5DU

Please note: your Foot in the Door placement should not lead to loss of alternate income or existing benefits for those not in work, carers, or those with any kind of disability. We will provide support to encourage and support individuals to participate in the training and training placement. This can support travel, childcare or anything that a participant may believe is a barrier to them undertaking this training. There is an opportunity to indicate that you require a bursary within the application form and include detail of the support required.

This programme is supported by The Welsh Broadcasting Trust’s Partnership Fund and Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds.

The Pilot

The Foor in the Door pilot scheme in April 2017, delivered in partnership with Severn Screen and managed by Faye Hannah, saw eleven people spend a week on the South Wales set of The Raid director Gareth Evans’ new film Apostle, starring Michael Sheen (The Queen, The Twilight Saga) and Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast). Their training also included a visit to BBC Wales’ Roath Lock studios to explore behind the scenes of Doctor Who, Casualty and Pobl y Cwm.


“Working in this industry seemed unattainable - but I jumped at this chance and now here I am and I’ve been working in the art and design department. The sets are phenomenal - I’ve been using my painting, carpentry and arts and design skills; it is hard work but rewarding.”

Norman Porter







“From when I was a little girl, I always wanted to work on the other side of the camera, watching how things are made and I’ve got a passion for make-up. It’s been amazing, and opened my eyes to where I can look to get further jobs in the industry, and it isn’t such a strange world now.”

Jaimie-Leigh Grierson








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