Production Apprentice

£19,201 a year

adam&eveDDB is a unique communications agency made up of people from advertising, design, digital, technical, social media and direct. They have a simple mission: to work with client partners to make brilliant work that works. They are defined by having a highly interactive, open way of working – they have a fast-moving, fast-working and collaborative culture. Clients and the public respond powerfully to their work because they unlock the reasons why brands are loved and then create inspiring and hugely effective communications.


adam&eveDDB office is based in Paddington, and they offer a number of great benefits, such as subsidised food and drink, free breakfast and exercise classes, as well as regular access to a GP, Physiotherapist and Nutritionist. They also offer 25 days’ paid holiday per year.


At adam&eveDDB they want to make sure that whoever you are, wherever you are from and whatever you believe, you feel completely confident being you. To help achieve this, they have core agency groups and initiatives, each with an ambition to improve inclusion through positive action.


So, what's the job?

They are looking for a Production Apprentice.

You will spend four days per week working at adam&eveDDB, and spend the remaining 20% of your time studying towards the ‘Junior Content Producer’ apprenticeship training standard. This will be a mixture of classroom learning, online learning, projects and meetings with your tutor. Through the training, you will learn content planning, content development, writing, storyboarding, capturing and editing of content across a range of digital and traditional media, formatting for distribution of content via web or print, evaluation of success of a campaign and a broad understanding of the media landscape.


For the first six months of your placement, you’ll work within their Project Management team to get a thorough understanding of the agency and the advertising process. You’ll then spend six months working in Integrated Production, followed by three months in cain&abel, their content division.



Key Responsibilities:

When working within the Project Management department, you will be supporting the Project Managers who manage the agency and client workflows, including the creation of multichannel timing plans and maintenance of client status reports as necessary, planning and managing agency resources throughout the project lifecycle, and managing the project scope and retainers. You will also be involved with supporting the creative development process, which means you’ll work closely with creative teams and designers to create scripts and designs to help sell the ideas to client as well as help prepare creative and visual stimulus for testing these ideas in the real world with research groups. Once bought, you will hand over these scripts and designs to the production team to be brought to life on screen/billboard/radio/social media etc…


When working in Integrated Production you will assume the role of an Integrated Assistant Producer. This role is varied and typically works across each of the following media disciplines: stills, film and digital (and by their very nature, those mediums can also stray into experiential, events and more). The Integrated Assistant Producer is expected to learn the craft through assisting the more experienced Producers and also working autonomously where necessary, quickly becoming a key cog in each of the campaigns that they work across. As Integrated Assistant Producers become more experienced, they will become intrinsic to a successful campaign production and delivery, often relied upon to work across all media disciplines simultaneously and being the hub for everything that happens within the campaign project.


For TV and Print Production, you will be involved where possible in every aspect of a production, and could be attending agency, production company/photographer and client meetings, film and print shoots and a range of pre-production sessions (casting, location recce, wardrobe calls, model makers) and post production sessions (retouching, print design/art-working, edits, post production, sound, music). For digital production, you will be involved in projects such as banners, digital out of home, email, web build, mobile app and social media.


You will be required to take instruction from the Producer you are assigned to and will be expected to carry out a range of tasks for them including:


  • Booking post production and sound studio session times

  • Leading voice-over and music searches

  • Compiling production documentation

  • Writing meeting notes

  • Enquiring about director and photographer availability

  • Booking flights and accommodation for foreign shoots

  • Creating timing plans and estimates

  • Carry out the occasional department task

During your time in production, you will understand the needs of the Producers and support them through the production process, ensuring all production files are up to date with correct documents, as well as being responsible for the admin and finance side of production. You will liaise with Business Affairs for items related to talent, insurance, playouts and billing and ensure fact sheets/completion reports are completed and checked by the Producer for every project and filed.


cain&abel deliver innovative and efficient content ideas with the creative pedigree and production expertise of adam&eveDDB. From short form product films to long form programming ideas, cain&abel combines a full service in-house capability including a film and photographic studio with best in class programming and publishing partners. Services include filming, editing, 2D & 3D animation, photography, graphics, infographics, website design, games, mobile and tablet apps, as well as post production and broadcast supply. When working in cain&abel, you will be expected to cover the following aspects:


  • Attend & assist with pre-production meetings

  • Location finding and recces

  • Assist with budgets getting quotes

  • Updating checklists regarding all of the production tasks

  • Aid producers and production assistants as a runner on set (working as a runner is a great opportunity to learn about all roles on a shoot)

  • You will aid in photography shoots - setting up lighting, cleaning lenses and organising kit

  • Ingest footage to the server and organise footage according to best practises

  • Learn basic titling and motion graphics in after effects and illustrator

  • You may work on basic client showreels


Qualities Required:

You must have a passion for content creation! You will ideally already have produced and distributed your own content via video, web, social media or print. You will have some skills and knowledge of content generation and editing, and a natural curiosity to learn more.


You need to be a confident communicator, comfortable in expressing your opinion but also knowing how to maintain a professional attitude and do what it takes to keep our clients happy.


You need be a great team player with a strong work ethic and attention to detail. You will also be comfortable working individually, willing to demonstrate your initiative, be actively open to ideas and enthusiastic.




Interested…? Great, read on!

How do I apply?

Download the application form below, fill it in and email it to


Deadline:      FRIDAY 31ST MAY AT 4pm.


Start date:    June - July 2019


End date:      September - October 2020


Reports to:    Joint Heads of Integrated Production, Head of Project Management

                    and Head of cain&abel Production


Salary:          £19,201 per year


Annual leave: 25 days per annum, in addition to bank holidays




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