(Pictured above: Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, home to The Making of Harry Potter tour, is one of the locations where student trainees will work on WB films produced in the UK.)
Students from across the UK will soon have the opportunity to learn about the UK’s creative industries as they gain hands-on experiences through scholarships, apprenticeships, trainee positions and more. Warner Bros. Creative Talent announced yesterday the launch of a new, multi-layered educational program to support skills and training for the UK’s creative industries.
Beginning September 2013, twelve nationwide scholarships will be available at some of the country’s renowned higher education institutions, including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, National Film & Television School, University of the Arts London, Glasgow Caledonian University, Ravensbourne and University of Hertfordshire.
In addition to the scholarships, the program will provide six apprenticeships in roles ranging from post-production to set-lighting; two trainee positions on each WB film produced in the UK, 25 placements in year-long training courses at the theatre company Chickenshed; 20 work-experience placements for local schools near the WB London headquarters; and five work placements on the upcoming West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“The UK is known for world-class creativity and innovation, and some of Warner Bros.’ greatest successes have been produced with British talent. Warner Bros. Creative Talent reinforces our global commitment to supporting the industries and communities in which we operate and our continuing investment in talent,” said Kevin Tsujihara, CEO, Warner Bros., in yesterday’s announcement.