Thomas Thomas Films (The Wayback)

Production Assistant

The Wayback is a virtual reality film series designed to trigger memories and spark conversations for those living with dementia, their carers and loved ones.

The 360-degree films immerse the viewer in incredibly detailed, recreated, positive moments from the past – which evoke the feelings that went with them - in order to create positive connections and conversations in the present.

Using simple technology, our ambition is to share these films with as many people living with dementia as possible, their carers and families, helping them to remain connected to the people around them and maintaining their identity.

The Wayback has a management team of 3 people. We are looking to welcome a Production Assistant to join our small team to help develop The Wayback’s visibility and marketing.

As a Production Assistant you will benefit from:

  • Working within a small team with lots of opportunities to learn and develop your skillset
  • Mentoring and shadowing opportunities within The Wayback
  • Exposure to different roles and responsibilities within the company
  • Gaining hands-on experience as to the making of 3D virtual reality films

Although currently working from home we are planning on getting back to the office in September. The office will be in central London and there will be a requirement for the post holder to attend the office as required.


Thomas Thomas Films


London/ Remote


25 hours per week


£10.85 (London Living Wage)

Number of Positions



10 am Mon 10 Jan 2022

Thomas Thomas is a London based production company founded in 2000 by Kevin and Philippa who happen to share the same surname, Thomas.

They created Thomas Thomas, a small group of creative and dedicated people who share a passion for filmmaking and telling stories.

Thomas Thomas create and generate high quality work in many forms, TV commercials, short films, Virtual Reality, branded content.

Our innovative, creative output has been consistently recognised and awarded, from EMMY’s to Cannes Lions, to D&AD’s, to Clio’s to Sharks, to Arrows.

“Wayback” a Virtual Reality project written and directed by Kevin Thomas, received critical acclaim on Sky News, ITV news, Reuters, the Guardian, Channel 4 news, New York Post and the Telegraph.

Home to 6 directors and with an office in the USA Thomas Thomas is fiercely proud of the work it produces and the directors it represents.

During the 6 months of your placement your duties will include

  • Helping to create a database of relevant stakeholders that are involved in the care of people living with dementia
  • Making initial introductions to the stakeholders which will be followed up by the management team
  • Researching industry and trade events that may be beneficial to The Wayback
  • Helping co-ordinate sales through the Alzheimers Society shop
  • Supporting the Wayback Team with social media and day to day admin support, with the support from the team

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

We don't ask for much, however, we do hope you showcase:

  • A good orgaisational instinct
  • A confident telephone manner
  • A keen interest in the care sector
  • Knowledge of Microsoft word, Powerpoint and Excel is desirable but training can be provided
  • The successful post holder will work within a small team and must have a keen desire to learn and develop new skills.

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.

If you're interested in this position, please talk and inquire about this specific role to your job coach, before the 10:00 am 10th of Jan

Part of Kickstart

This role is offered as part of the government's Kickstart Scheme.

Find out more here