The organisation runs a series On Tour events throughout the year
UK - Production Futures exists to create opportunities for young people to learn, train, network and develop real careers in production across every area of the live event, music, touring, theatre, TV, broadcast and film industries. The organisation runs a series of On Tour events throughout the year, where young visitors from all over the UK are able to directly connect with representatives of its brand partners to learn more about and explore employment opportunities in the industry.
Its next event will take place at Fly By Nite (FBN) Studios in Redditch on 9 February 2024.
Set to attract a wide range of young people from across the West Midlands, this free of charge event will promote employability, transferable skills, diversity, free training, networking, and will present more paid work opportunities than ever before to newcomers across the live event and broadcast production industry.
Manufacturers, supply and production companies, venues and distributors will be present at the event. Representatives of each will be available to provide advice, information and insights, and discuss specific job and training opportunities.
As well as manufacturers and suppliers, Production Futures also enjoys strong and productive relationships with a range of organisations, initiatives, education partners and associations, connecting employment and training opportunities to a diverse pool of talent, who will also have representatives available to answer questions and offer support.
Production Futures CEO Hannah Eakins comments: “Our On Tour events over the last 18 months have been a huge success, attracting and inspiring thousands of young people to pursue careers in what is a hugely exciting and rewarding industry. The significance of the sector to the UK economy shouldn’t be underestimated, and a huge skills shortage across the board means that the next generation is well-placed to make a real impact.
“Very often, we find that youngsters are simply unaware of the variety of opportunities that fall under the umbrella of the production industry. Our aim is to increase the visibility of these opportunities, and in doing so improve the prospects of the whole industry.
“We are thrilled to be going back to FBN Studios as we have not been to the West Midlands since before the pandemic, so returning to where we held our biggest and most successful show in 2019 is hugely important to us. The skills shortage in our industry was apparent then, but now we face a deficit across the board - the entertainment production industry needs the opportunity to show young people and newcomers that it’s one of the very best in the world for technical and creative roles - there is a job for every single person and skillset.”
As well as allowing young people and newcomers to attend the event free of charge, Production Futures also makes available a number of group travel bursaries for organisations and educational institutions.

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