Hollyoaks looking for soap fans to work behind the scenes

HOLLYOAKS want its fans to be part of the soap and work backstage meaning YOU could meet your favourite characters and kick start your career in TV.

The production company behind the Chester-based show, Lime Pictures, has opened an internship scheme.

The in-house initiative is open for applications and provides nine budding creatives with nine months' paid work experience in a production department of your choosing at the company's Liverpool base.

Available departments include visual effects, music, camera, sound, scheduling, make-up, costume, scenic design and story.

Joint managing directors Kate Little and Claire Poyser said in a statement: "We are immensely proud of Lime Pictures' history of discovering and nurturing exceptional individuals both on and off screen, and we are committed to making the industry accessible to all.

"Our intern programme delivers meaningful on-the-job training that enables the successful candidates to acquire knowledge and experience in their chosen specialist area, as well as allowing them to develop a broader understanding of the wide range of roles and responsibilities within TV".

In return for your talent, commitment and enthusiasm you will get a salary of £15,000, structured training in your chosen field and the opportunity to work alongside highly experienced professionals the show’s award-winning productions.

If you’re interested in applying, get your application in by 5 July. All the information is available here.

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