Ffilm Cymru Wales welcomes Welsh Government's new employability plan

Ffilm Cymru Wales’ CEO, Pauline Burt, welcomes the statement from Julie James, Minister for Skills and Science, on Welsh Government’s reshaping of employability support.

“The creative industries have an important role to play in improving sustainable employability prospects, particularly with the wide range of varied and transferable skills called upon for roles such as carpenters, electricians, designers, costumiers, hair and make-up artists, administrative support, drivers and photographers, for example.  These skill-sets are transferable not only across film and television, but also across arts – theatre, dance, opera - and beyond. 

Being open and flexible to what works for people across Wales is important and necessary if we’re to genuinely improve the inclusivity of our working world.

Our Foot in the Door programme exemplifies this offering with:

- Local delivery
- Social and housing partnerships that offer local solutions
- No upper age limit to participation, and
- An individualised service

Housing Associations have been vital partners in reaching and enabling delivery that works for people in economic hardship. For example, Charter Housing recently supported 11 trainees to work on Gareth Evans’ feature film Apostle, starring Michael Sheen. That partnership approach provided practical support to overcome barriers such as transport, childcare, and peer support.

We’re now building on this pilot with two new productions lining up for trainees in North Wales and the South Wales Valleys.”

Find out more about Foot in the Door here.