Don't forget the cine labs in London! Not exactly the same as still photos, but it gives you valuable experience in film to film copying and concepts of maintaining the gamma chain through production; a good experience regardless of where you want to go!

http://www.filmlondon.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=925

One nice thing is, if you work there, you will handle a LOT of film, thousands of feet a day.

If you have a hesitancy about handling film, you'll loose it very quickly.