The Farm Group's Kickstart Scheme


The Farm Group is proud to share our success in finding new talent through the government backed Kickstart Scheme. 


From Left: Alex McCann, Mia Carvalho-Brailsford, Alasdair (Al) Hambidge, Manpreet Dhindsa, Mark Wynter, Zara Parsons, Max Ellis

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16-24 year olds at risk of long-term unemployment. The first candidates at The Farm were Max Ellis and Alasdair (Al) Hambidge, who were both offered jobs in Library at the end of the scheme. Following this success, we applied for four more placements who started with us last month. Zara Parsons and Manpreet Dhindsa are based in London, Alex McCann and Mia Carvalho-Brailsford in Manchester. We wish them luck on their placements and hope to continue our success in finding them full-time employment within The Farm!



Max said, "The various training sessions that were organised for me gave a perfect introduction to the typical workday of Colourists, Editors and Re-Recording Mixers. These sessions really opened my mind to new career paths and opportunities that I hadn't really considered before". 



Al commented, "The Kickstart Scheme has been the best thing to ever happen to my professional life. Not only am I more confident in my career than before, but I have a legitimate starting point to build from. I have felt comfortable but challenged, and now have a better vision of the future within a company I now call home".


Zara said, "After joining The Farm, the doors have opened for me to explore many different departments and understand the different steps it takes to become an Edit Assistant. I am glad I chose The Farm as everyone here is very friendly and has helped me so much to fit in and get to grips with the role".



Manpreet commented, "The mentoring and exposure the Kickstart Scheme has showed me that through maintaining a well rounded mindset and communicating with people of all roles, I will always have many paths to achieve my goal of creating inspiring content".



Mia said, "Working at The Farm has fuelled my interest in editing, but my experiences as a runner have also developed my interest in the administrative and organisational aspects of post-production.The dynamic work culture of The Farm and its social, creative and supportive environment has made my experience a hugely positive one"!


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