TV drama Shetland hiring production crew to spend six weeks working on the idyllic island, here's how you can get involved

Popular TV Drama Shetland is due to begin filming again in April and they are looking for five people to join the team on production placements.
Five trainee placements available on series six of BBC drama Shetland.Five trainee placements available on series six of BBC drama Shetland.
Five trainee placements available on series six of BBC drama Shetland.

The fantastic opportunity to work on season six of the hit BBC drama is available to five people, as six week paid trainee placements, running from April to July, 2021.

Filming will happen in and around Glasgow and in studio, as well as on the island of Shetland.

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Roles are up for grabs in various production departments including Sound, Costume, Hair and Make-Up, Locations, Camera and Props.

The positions are entry-level and the production company has specified that you don’t need any TV experience to apply.

They are keen to encourage applications from demographics that are currently under-represented in the TV industry.

This includes young people just out of school or college, as well as career changers possibly moving from industries which have been badly impacted by the pandemic, such as theatre or live events.

The Scottish crime drama first aired in 2013 and was initially based on the novels by Ann Cleeves.

David Kane brought the series to the screen and has remained the primary script writer through its many seasons.

All trainee placements will be paid at an industry runner rate, with accommodation on Shetland also covered.

If required, support will also be given to trainees with accommodation in Glasgow.

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This is an extremely exciting opportunity for anyone who has a keen interest in pursuing a career in television and will offer successful applicants a solid ground in the production process.

To apply for the trainee positions, click here.

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