Working alongside the UK’s leading providers, The National Youth Film Academy is passionate about film apprenticeships. Over the past 4 years, we have placed over 300 apprentices with companies such as VERTIGO FILMS, AMBER ENTERTAINMENT and BEACH CASTING.

We offer a completely free and impartial apprentice matching service to industry.  You pay no recruitment fees.

We have a huge database of vetted young filmmakers. Our policy is to only recruit young people with the right aspiration, attitude and talent to succeed in film.

Apprentice Facts

  • A minimum of £3.50 per hour (although you may choose to pay more). This is for a minimum of 30 hours per week with a maximum of 40 hours per week.
  • If an apprentice is aged 16-18 then the provider or college draw down 100% of the government grant to support their learning and assessment.
  • If they are 19-23 then only 50% of the funding is available and the employer is asked to make up the rest.
  • After completing their apprenticeship 90% of apprentices stay in employment, 71% with the same employer (source: National Apprenticeship Week).

Why hire a National Youth Film Academy apprentice?

  • Tailor skills development to meet your organisation’s needs
  • No recruitment fees
  • Vetted applicants
  • Dedicated talent executive
  • Vetted training provider

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Join the National Youth Film Academy

Aged 16-25? Want to get into film?

We’re on the search for exceptionally gifted young filmmakers and actors. Apply to become a member of the National Youth Film Academy.

  • Access to inspirational role models
  • Build soft skills, improve your ‘set readiness’
  • Collaborate and produce films
  • Unique access to industry networking events
  • Career and placement opportunities
  • Representation (Agency)