For four years running Firecrest Films has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in TV by industry magazine Broadcast. Last year were were named the best small indie in the UK by the Edinburgh TV Festival. And in March 2023 we were named one of the best TV companies in the UK for new talent. We're very proud that our culture and staff have been recognised in this way.

We're looking for two trainee researchers. These are entry level positions, created in partnership with renowned industry schemes, so alongside working at Firecrest you get high quality, relevant training.

Both of these schemes are aimed at people currently unrepresented in the TV industry, and others who have found it hard to access.


This is a 12 month, full time, fully paid post, as part of the prestigious Channel 4 Production Training Scheme. The role will start in September 2023.

This is the seventh year we've taken part in the scheme, and we've met some of our brightest talent this way.

Find more about the opportunity and apply here at the Channel 4 website

The deadline is 28 May 2023.


This is an eight month placement starting in August 2023. We are looking for our fifth trainee under this scheme, which again has proved to be a brilliant starting place for great talent.

Find more about the opportunity and apply at the Think Bigger! website.

The deadline is 29 May 2023.

We are a collaborative creative company with amazing staff. Many have been with us for a long time and helped us grow.

We identify and support the next generation of top television talent, both on screen and off. We invest heavily in team to develop and train tomorrow's top documentary directors, journalists, producers and production managers.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make the best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. It is the company’s policy to implement affirmatively equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment.

If you would like to be added to our talent database, please email