London Film Academy


We understand that the cost of film education can be prohibitive, and we are committed to addressing the need to improve the diversity of the UK workforce within the film industry. The Panic Report, published in 2018, highlighted that just 12.4% of people working in film, television or radio in the UK hail from a working-class background. 

To demonstrate our commitment to affecting real change and provide cultural and social diversity within London Film Academy (LFA), we offer financially assisted places in the form of scholarships and work opportunities. We currently have five paid fixed-term contract positions for the BA (Hons) in Filmmaking and some places available for the Filmmaking Diploma, along with two half scholarships that are intended to significantly reduce tuition fees for our BA(Hons) in Filmmaking commencing September 2019. 


Would you like to gain valuable experience as a London Film Academy employee, while studying and completing your filmmaking course?  

Our paid fixed-term employment option is open to all UK & EU applicants with the right to work in the UK, even those who have already enrolled onto the course with us.  

About the employment opportunity: 

These are paid zero hours employment contracts at LFA, which cover a minimum period of one year during your time studying at LFA. The hourly rate is £12.50 and up to 280 hours of work per year are available for each contract. This equates to pre-tax wages of £3,500 per year. From April 2019 in the UK, the National Minimum Wage is £6.15 for 18-20 year olds. LFA’s rates of £12.50 are very competitive in the industry.   

Should you be successful, your title in this role is Team Assistant and you will be working primarily at the Front of House to provide access, welcome visitors, prepare classrooms and assist staff and tutors in a range of ad-hoc tasks that are scheduled alongside your studies. Shifts are arranged before and after classes, at weekends and through the holidays, but will not clash with your scheduled classes or film shoots.  

These positions are in high demand and LFA make every effort to ensure this is a rewarding experience, whereby you gain invaluable work experience in a busy film school while completing your studies. As this is a formal contract of employment you will be able to list this work for LFA on your CV and workers who perform well in this job will be provided with a reference from LFA staff. Full terms and conditions of the role can be found here.  

How to apply: 

To be considered for the Team Assistant position, please send the following as an email attachment to

  1. A personal statement of no more than 500 words, outlining your need for financial support and your interest and suitability for the role. 
  2. You should highlight any relevant work experience. 

Candidates will be informed as to whether they have been successful by May 2019. We look forward to receiving the above listed materials. 

Should you have any questions at all, please contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 7386 7711, Skype: admissions.londonfilmacademy or email:

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