Unscripted Edit Assistant and Technical Operator Programme

The Pipeline is delighted to be working with ScreenSkills on a fantastic new training programme for edit assistants and technical operators.


The Unscripted Edit Assistants and Technical Operators Programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from BBC, Channel 4, Sky, A+E Networks UK, Discovery UK, Channel 5 and Netflix matched by production companies.

This is a highly competitive programme targeted at participants from the nations and regions, to support career development. There are 42 places available for those currently working in post production looking to step up, new entrants with an interest in pursuing a career in post production and others with transferable skills and/ or experience in this sector. The programme offers participants industry-led online training into the complex and fast moving post production pipeline through the lens of the two roles. The training is delivered by working post production professionals and will build technical, creative, professional and personal skills.

Participants will gain time within a UK-based Post facility for first-hand experience to build confidence to gain employment within this complex technical sector.

Course Details

Applicants will be divided into two cohorts for some of the training (5-days Monday to Friday via Zoom sessions on-line
Training continues with two additional weekends in followed by a one month long placement (between May- August) and further two weekends. Both cohorts receive the same training, by splitting the participants into 2 groups for we can ensure focused training sessions. 

Location Online via Zoom

Age +18

Price: Free

Application deadline Sunday 20th February at 5pm. This is one of the fastest growing areas of the post production pipeline and we expect a high volume of applications. Please note if you meet the criteria you will be offered a place on a first come first served basis, so please dont wait until the deadline to apply or you may find all the places have been taken.

Our application process is now open for candidates. We welcome and encourage applications from people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; participants with a disability; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants and LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates. This programme is particularly aimed at individuals in the following regions, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester & Leeds, Bristol, East & West Midlands, South East (outside of London).