We are piloting a scheme to tackle both the diversity and inclusion crisis in the UK post industry and the skills gap in one hit by creating a FREE, sustainable employability programme that provides practical, hands-on training and access to the UK VFX and Post Production industry to marginalised and underrepresented communities.
Our industry is not known for ‘giving back’ or for making meaningful investment in diversity and inclusion while a culture of ‘who you know’ has kept the industry traditionally full of middle class, white and particularly in creative & technical roles, men.
There is also a widely recognised skills gap which has intensified following the Covid-19 pandemic and a huge increase in the demand for content.
The Coffee & TV Group is a socially engaged business. We see it as our responsibility to champion change by building a pathway that enables a diverse representation of backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences not just into our business but to the industry overall.
A post production & VFX training academy attached to a working facility that actively seeks to get in front of and recruit marginalised and underrepresented communities and provide quick, free practical training so that they can be employable within entry level roles both within our group and wider industry.
Our scalable and innovative hybrid programme will leverage in class, on-demand, online, in person, peer-to-peer and alumni learning models.
There isn’t an institution like this that exists yet within the UK.
Early 2023. More details to follow…