My First Job In Film aims to standardise recruitment by presenting the industry a cost-free, turnkey offering for job vacancies.

My First Job In Film aims to standardise recruitment for new entrants into the film industry by presenting the industry a cost-free, turnkey offering for job vacancies.

Also, recruiters will be able to search through applicants’ CVs and profiles posted to the site.

The hub for new entrants will adhere to the guidelines of the Skillset Guidelines for Work Placement Schemes in the Creative Industries.

The site is now inviting organisations such as film schools, festivals and industry bodies to use the site.

The exclusive positions to be listed on the site will include permanent jobs, crew positions, internships and work placements and volunteer posts.

The company’s founder and CEO is Sam Kirkwood,who previously worked in finance. He said: “The ambition of My First Job In Film is to tackle the problems of equality, diversity and transparency in new entrant recruitment by creating a standardised system throughout the industry. We have removed every obstacle for recruiters including cost.  Recruiting through My First Job In Film is completely free. We intend for this site to be viewed as a beneficial resource for the entire industry to utilise and at the same time allow quality new entrants an equal chance to start their careers.”

BIFAs co-directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson added: “We are pleased that this great service for new entrants to the film industry has arrived, a one-stop shop for seeking good support staff, as well as somewhere we can direct the many enthusiastic people who approach us for jobs each year or are just looking for advice on finding work in the industry.”

The site can be found at www.myfirstjobinfilm.co.uk.

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