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      February 26, 2019

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      Penryn Campus
      Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8GJ

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      We are delighted to welcome ENVY back for their annual visit, where they talk about the amazing opportunities afforded by their ENVY Academy scheme for graduates, and how our students (you!) and graduates (you!) can benefit! ENVY Academy: Preparing the Next Generation of Runners When ENVY came up against the challenge of finding the right staff, it decided to take matters into its own hands and form a specialist training program – ENVY Academy. Nine years on, and 54% of ENVY’s workforce are a product of the academy. Runners are the backbone to the creative world and nowhere is this more acute than in the post production industry with its incessant demand for good people. But the role remains one of the most misunderstood outside the industry, with few grasping its true value or what it takes to be successful. With a glut of graduates from high-quality universities to choose from, you would think that there is no shortage of talent. But how many really fit the bill? Not many, was the conclusion ENVY came to in 2008. “ENVY Academy was created because of the challenges we faced finding the right people,” explains Tom Morgan, Head of Client Services at ENVY. “The company was growing rapidly and we needed staff to fill these positions. We were keen to hire, teach and train them in a way that suited ENVY. We also promote from within, so our runners are vitally important. ENVY Academy is the brainchild of our Facility Director and co-founder, Natascha Cadle.” When employing from a pool of graduates we encountered two main problems: the first was the distorted view of the industry held by graduates, particularly by the most qualified ones from the top universities, who expected to be in freelance roles straight away or to be starting as editors. Graduates are often dismayed to find the only entry into post houses is at runner level, which they mistakenly consider to be the bottom rung; in reality, many experts start off as runners, the majority of the management team including Tom himself and ENVY’s Managing Director, Dave Cadle, to name just two started that way. (Courtesy of Tom Morgan, mentioned above, will be here at SoFT to start the 2019 recruitment process. If you are interested a career in film and television production and/or post-production this is a not to be missed event. 26th February 2019, SoFT Cinema, 6pm.

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