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Other titles:IS THIS THE JOB FOR ME? [Series Title]
Summary: A careers-advice film for school-leavers suggesting work on light industrial production lines as suitable for ex-schoolgirls.
Description: A group of girls is shown over a (Lyons) food factory and watch women engaged in jobs such as rolling miniature Swiss rolls, adding single cherries to iced cakes, packing ice cream tubs etc. After watching a tea-packing machine they talk over lunch to the leader of the 4 girls who work on it. Her talk contains some mention of the nature of the work and "opportunities for getting on" (classes in firm's time) but concentrates mainly on the social activities of herself and the other girls in the firm's social facilities and outside. Other mass-production jobs - including light-bulb testing, polishing gramophone records, inspecting, filling or labelling bottles etc - are suggested in a closing sequence. The advantages of all are summed up as congenial conditions (work sitting down, music), reasonable pay, good medical/social facilities and opportunities to make friends.
Production Details: Central Youth Employment Executive (Production sponsor)
Central Office of Information (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Labour and National Service (Production sponsor)
Crown Film Unit (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Lyons Bakeries (regiment/service)
Keywords: economics, British national - employment (object name)
industry, British - food: cakes (object name)
industry, British - general (object name)
society, British - education (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1361 ft; Running time: 15 mins
Notes: Remarks: excellent propaganda for the women's liberation movement!