Runners branch

The Bectu Runners branch is for runners and workers in their first few years in the industry looking for guidance, networking and career development opportunities. We aim to make being a runner a better experience, cracking down on abuses for these junior grades and helping our members have a voice in the industry. Most runners will typically stay in the Runners branch for two-three years before moving into another craft based branch of the union. 

Bectu Runners join at a discounted rate of £8 per month for the first two years. Join here.

Career Development  

Freelance Organising Training Day

The Freelance Organising course is a one day course, specifically designed for freelance members who want to be active within Bectu.  The course deals with three core areas of union activity – communicating, organising and negotiating. Anyone who wants to have more of a voice in the union should attend this free course, which takes place in London and Salford – to enquire about a Salford place please email Lesley Burt PUT IN EMAIL ADDRESS lburt@bectu.org.uk.

For full course details go here and to register go to our Eventbrite.

Health & Safety

The Creative Industries Safety Passport (CRISP) is IOSH accredited, is industry recognised and is a strong addition to your CV.  The course teaches what rights and obligations you have as an employee and those of your employers, including risk assessments, how to deal with lone working and how to make your work safer.

This course will get you a credit in the Runners/AD passport, once it is launched, and help get you to an AD post faster and with more confidence. 

Runners Charter

The Runners Charter is a declaration of the general principles that BECTU Runners believe should be followed and are signed up to by the employer.  It is not legally binding, but companies that sign the Charter are showing they are committed to a set of employer standards. Runners can use the document to find out who are the best employers and choose their work accordingly. 

Runners Charter (member only)

Further documentation

“Working on an APA production? Check their full terms and pay rates here” 

Recommended rates for crew working on commercials set by the APA

Runners branch by-laws (member only)

Runners branch Standing Orders (member only)

For more information about getting involved with the Runners branch contact Emily Collin or call 020 7346 0900.