Creative Access
Set dec trainee

Set dec trainee

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/08/2022
Production / Post-Production & Technical
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse

Closing date for applications: 21st August 2022

Salary: £450 per week

Key dates: 22nd September until 18 November 2022


Seeking your first role in the UK television industry? In this Set Dec Department Trainee role, you could be bringing 18th Century Russia to life...

MRC is a diversified global entertainment company with divisions including Film, Television, Live & Alternative and Non-Fiction, as well as joint ventures in data and publishing.

MRC - The Great is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated comedy-drama written and created by Tony McNamara. Currently shooting its third season, The Great is loosely based on the rise to power of Catherine the Great in 18th Century Russia, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. MRC - The Great is in its 2nd year of working with Creative Access and is looking for department trainees ready to start their career in the TV industry and who can demonstrate a strong interest in the role. We are able to offer this opportunity as an extension of MRC’s Behind The Camera Diversity Initiative.

The Set Dec Trainee will work under the Set Dec Coordinator, who will be your designated mentor. You will learn by watching, asking questions, and taking instruction from the construction team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to administrative tasks and runner tasks between departments. 

Above all, you'll be able to demonstrate strong enthusiasm for this role when applying. 


Knowledge, skills, experience 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Passion for filmmaking
  • Interest in period design
  • Interest in set building
  • An ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of editing software
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:


This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries, with a focus on Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse candidates.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Years of experience

  • Entry