Hands-on experience for media students

More than 100 media students in the East Midlands could be shooting straight to the heart of the film industry with on-the-job training.

Learners at New College Nottingham will have the chance to work on real camera shoots after production company Skeleton Productions pledged to offer a student a placement on every one of their shoots. Broadcast media student David Whitaker, who has already worked with Skeleton Productions, said: “I got so much out of it – getting on-the-ground experience in this industry is so difficult but hugely important to help me progress onto my first job. This is great opportunity and I can’t wait to go and do another shoot soon.”

The company averages five shoots a week, and students will be able to take part in all aspects of the creative planning, filming and editing processes.

Skeleton Productions co-founder Jonathan English said: “It’s important that we play our role in nurturing the creative talent of the future, inspiring students to stay in Nottingham and support the city’s hugely successful creative industries.”