Shepperton Studios Hosts over 700 Local Residents for Careers Event
Last night, Shepperton Studios opened its world-renowned gates to people from across Spelthorne with an opportunity to learn more about working in the creative sector. Over 700 attendees keen to build a career in film and television attended the event, including Thamesmead and several other local secondary schools.
The evening brought together 22 companies from across the industry who shared their insights on the range of roles and opportunities available, as well as talking to attendees about their current vacancies. Companies present on the night included ScreenSkills, Netflix, Film Design International, Creative Media Skills, The Iver Make-up Academy, The Film and Television Charity and The British Stunt Register. Pinewood Group also had representatives from HR, Marketing, Sales, Facility Services and Operations.
Pinewood Group, owner of Shepperton Studios, recently launched a new diversity, equality and inclusion strategy, with a commitment to continue to build an inclusive and equal workforce. Last night’s event was part of the company’s commitment to help open up the film and television industry and give people from all backgrounds the opportunity to build a career in the thriving industry.
Andrew M. Smith, Corporate Affairs Director, Pinewood Group Limited, said: “Shepperton Studios has been an integral part of the local community for over 80 years. Events like this are great opportunity for residents in the area to learn about how they can be part of the growing creative sector.”
The Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Mary Madams, said: “It was most encouraging to see the large number of young people in attendance, being able to meet and talk with a large number of fascinating companies that provide a really wide range of services to the film industry. Like me, I am sure many of those attending had no idea of the myriad of opportunities available.
This really was a fantastic event, which I was delighted to see, was enjoyed by so many: great for the young aspiring workers of tomorrow, great for our film industry and great for the residents of Spelthorne.”