Industry-backedpost-production alliance the Post Production Training Initiative and trainingagency Skillset have launched a trainee scheme for post production staff.

Titled First Post, theinitiative will be open to up 25 trainees at companies in London and aims tohelp employers provide structured development for runners.

The deadline for applicationfrom companies is April 29. O1 Zero-One will run the scheme on a day-to-daybasis, although it will be centrally managed and coordinated by Skillset.

"This scheme is anopportunity to secure affordable top quality training in all the skillsbusinesses need new entrants to be versed in," said Kate O'Connor, Skillset'sexecutive director of policy and development. "The training will be flexibleand respond to real need."