INTERNSHIPS AT LIME PICTURES
What’s it all about?
Limes’ Internship is a training scheme with a difference. We are looking to bring the next generation of talent into the television industry and we want to attract individuals from all backgrounds. We’re not concerned about your qualifications or professional skills/experience, what is important to us is your passion, drive and creativity.
We have a number of 9-month internships available across our production departments. During your time at Lime we will give you in depth on the job training to help you develop broad understanding, knowledge and experience in your chosen area, and at the end of the 9 months you will be well-equipped to apply for entry level positions across the media industry.
This is a special scheme aimed at new entrants into the industry and therefore, if you have a media/production degree or 12 months work experience or more in this industry then we would advise that you look at some of our other opportunities that are more relevant for your level of experience.
Where and When?
Application deadline: 5th July 2019
Assessment day: 30th July 2019
Start Date: September 2019
What’s on offer?
In return for your talent, commitment and enthusiasm we will give you a 9-month contract at a salary of £15,000 (pro rata), structured training in your chosen field and the opportunity to work alongside highly experienced professionals on our award-winning productions.
How to apply
Select one of the opportunities below and follow the application process. We want to know why you’re applying and what excites you about the internship you’ve chosen. We may also want to see some of your creative work.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend our assessment day.
How will we assess you?
Our assessment day is a unique mix of interviews, practical tasks and mentoring. You’ll work with other applicants and our experienced staff, using professional equipment and carrying out the sort of work you would be doing as a member of our crew. We’ll be observing how you work both independently and as part of a team and assessing your current skills and potential for the future.
Please ensure that you upload the required application material as detailed below for your area of interest. If you have been asked to provide written content with your application then please upload this as a text document.
"I truly feel that being Costume Intern has given me the essential skills, experience and contacts that will prepare me for a career in television."
"I'm loving my time here at Lime so far. I've learnt so much in so little time, thanks to the brilliant crew especially Jo Lewis."
"I have been involved in working with several departments including; research, script editing, story lining and production. I now feel equipped with the skills to take the next step in my career."
"I have really enjoyed my time here at Lime. The crew and cast have made me feel very welcome here. I have relished in booming on set and learning about the sound equipment."
"Whilst working at Lime Pictures I feel I’ve learnt skills that will carry me through my career within the industry. I have built strong relations with all the cast and crew and have loved every second of my training."
This internship provides a rare opportunity to see the continuity side of makeup in drama. You will work as part of a large makeup team, gaining confidence in being part of a TV crew and learning skills and techniques that you can use in the future.
At the end of your 9 months at Lime, you will be ready to apply for Junior/Assistant makeup positions across the TV industry.
Send us before and after photos of 3 make up looks that you have created and tell us why you chose them.
This internship is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our creative costume team, gaining first-hand experience of how the costume department is run and understanding what is involved in each of the roles within the team.
At the end of your 9 months at Lime, you will have learnt the full responsibilities of a Costume Assistant and be ready to apply for this role within TV and theatre.
Send us photos of your 3 favourite outfits or examples of outfits and tell us what makes them special.
This internship provides a full insight into the roles of the sound recording team within a TV production crew. You will gain experience operating and coordinating a boom microphone on a live tv set, understanding how to keep out of camera frames and negotiate your way around moving Artistes.
At the end of your 9 months at Lime, you will be ready to apply for Trainee/3rd Boom Operator positions within the TV industry.
Send us recordings you have made of background sounds from 3 different situations and tell us why you chose them.
This internship will provide training in paint treatments and techniques such as ageing, marbling and wood graining.
You will be taught and challenged to work at speed whilst retaining the quality required for film and television work. You will learn three dimensional techniques such as carving scenic materials to replicate stone, wood or even ice.
Specialised prop making is an integral part of the program and you will have the opportunity to produce art work displayed on sets.
At the end of your 9 months at Lime, you will be ready to find entry level work in a film and television construction team working on dramas as well as feature films and advertising work.
Send us photos of 3 pieces of art or design that you have created; this can be a drawing, painting, sculpture or 3D design.
This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain knowledge of the visual effects production pipeline and the studio production process. You will learn and become competent in using the latest software and create work from concept to completion for broadcast, you will also help with the creation of matte paintings for set extensions, wire and clean up removal, in-vision animations and on-screen graphics.
At the end of your 9 months at Lime, you will be ready to apply for positions as a Junior VFX Generalist or Junior Graphic Designer in film, TV or advertising.
Send us a piece of your creative, design led work, this can be either academic or personal e.g. a piece of animation, either computer, hand drawn or stop motion.
The internship is ideal for those who are passionate about telling stories, in a fast-paced, exciting environment. This internship will see you covering all aspects of story and scripts, including assisting our story liners in coming up with innovative and exciting content, through to working with our Script Editors who look to maintain these qualities in our scripts. You will also work within our Research department to help make sure that Hollyoaks remains at the forefront of finger on the pulse story telling.
At the end of your 9 months, you will be ready to apply for roles within the editorial department at Lime or within the wider TV Industry.
Pick your 3 favourite characters from Hollyoaks and write and upload a short storyline involving all 3 of your chosen characters.
This internship will be perfect for anyone with a passion for music as you will be able to see how the music department operates in the world of TV. You will be trained in identifying, securing and supervision of all music related talent. You will gain an understanding of the costs associated with the delivery of music elements. You will also gain knowledge of how to manage and secure legal rights, clearances and cue sheets.
At the end of your 9 months at Lime, you will be ready to apply for Trainee Music roles within the TV and film industry.
Send a link to commercial music used a sync in film or TV and explain in your own words why this is a good use of music supervision.
Send a link to underscore/incidental music used in film or TV and explain why you think this underscore has been used well.
Explain why music sync is an important part of the current music industry and what kind of legal agreements and organisations need to be involved for it to work for both Film and TV.
This internship will provide in-depth experience of the roles of the camera team within a TV production crew. Throughout the 9 months you will be working alongside our Camera Assistants, working with camera equipment and learning how to rig and de-rig sets for filming as well as learning to operate the clapperboard and how to move and operate dollies.
At the end of your 9 months at Lime, you will be ready to apply for Camera Assistant/Junior positions within the TV industry.
Send us 3 photographs or videos that have been captured by you.
This internship will provide you with an understanding of the whole production process, from story-lining through to shoot. You will gain experience scheduling on a continuing drama as well as gaining administration skills that will be useful in any future position. As your internship progresses you will help to communicate the availability of Artistes, sets and shooting times to various departments and produce preliminary work schedules for the 1st Assistant Director and the Production Manager.
At the end of your 9 months at Lime, you will be ready to apply for entry level roles within the production office such as Junior/Assistant Scheduler and Production Office Runner.
Why do you think the role of a scheduler is so important in TV production?
What do you consider to be the key skills for a scheduler and why do you think you would excel in role?
An actor is scripted in 4 out of the 6 scenes on a particular day, but is due to go on holiday the following day. You’ve scheduled their scenes first, but out of story order, the 1st AD wants to put it back into story order, how would you deal with this situation?