Written by Kianna Best on Mar 14, 2023. Posted in General Interest

Set Ready returns to South London for screen industry training programme

Non-profit training and employment organisation Set Ready have announced their next free TV and film industry training programme. With trainees who have worked on esteemed projects such as Spectre, The Crown and Ted Lasso, Set Ready are giving opportunities to many who might experience barriers with entering the industry. The programme is in association with the JGA Group as part of the Pan-London Creativity squared project funded by the Greater London Authority and European Social Fund. The upcoming event will take place from 28 to 30 March at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.


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Helping trainees develop their key skills of understanding hierarchy, work place language, planning, confidence, etiquette and communication, Set Ready are ensuring that new entries into the industry are prepped for an on set environment. With no requirements of previous industry experience, the Film Fixer associated programme is giving way to communities who are interested in working in the screen sector but have not been afforded the opportunity as easily as other neighbourhoods of the city.


Image of recent Set Ready trainees on location in Manchester. The recent Set Ready training course in Manchester was run in partnership with Screen Manchester and ScreenSkills


In addition to making way for a new generation of film professionals, this programme is also a display of Set Ready’s commitment to diversifying the industry. With a broader reach into various communities, new perspectives arise, making the industry more accessible and inclusive of all. The last programme to visit South London featured expert advice from supervising location manager Christian McWilliams known for his work on World War Z and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Set Ready and Film Fixer co-founder Andy Pavord, Location Scout Akshay Desai who work includes Infinite and Avenger: Age of Ultron, as well as Set Ready alumni Ronni and Mustapha.


Image courtesy of Set Ready


This upcoming course will be available to applicants aged 18 and over who are currently unemployed and are residents of Kingston, Croydon, Bromley, Bexley and Southwark. Applications should be sent to setready@jga-group.co.uk by Wednesday 22 March.



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